Framing New church
Framing New church in Wasilla
Building the New Church
Building the New Church

Grace OPC’s origins trace back to 1984, when several families joined together to pursue the establishment of a Reformed church in the Mat-Su Valley. Since then, some of the core families have moved out of state, but three of them are still an active part of the congregation.

In 1987 the congregation formally affiliated with the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). Today, Grace is a member of the OPC, and part of the regional church under the Presbytery of the Northwest.

Over the years, Grace has been served by several pastors and interim ministers, each of whom made unique contributions to the life and growth of the church. Since 2007, Rev. Scott Johnson has served as the pastor of the congregation.

For a long time, the church had no building and so met in various places, including homes and commercial spaces. In 2005, however, the church was blessed with a newly-constructed building of its own. Not only has the building provided a permanent place for worship and meetings, but it has helped establish the congregation’s place in the wider community.

The history of Grace OPC is just one small part of the far greater story of God’s work in building Christ’s Kingdom on earth. Lord willing, Grace OPC, in her worship and service, will remain true to the “faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3), and will be used by God as a witness to our community both of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and of the riches of the Reformed faith.