Welcome to GCF
Grace Christian Fellowship is a church family of Christian believers in Largo, Florida that loves and worships the Triune God; preaches and lives by the Word of God; and as a result of the spiritual transformation that has been granted to us by the Father’s grace through the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son Jesus, and imparted to our hearts by the Holy Spirit, we joyfully and willingly serve the Lord, His people, and the world around us so that they may see our good works and thus praise our God in Heaven.
As followers of Jesus Christ, we adhere to the major creeds of the historic Christian Church (Apostles’, Nicene, Athanasius); the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith; lovingly remain true to the Five Solas of the Reformation; and we teach and practice the Doctrines of Grace.
Mission statement: Repurposing Lives By Sharing God’s Refreshing Grace.
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History: History of Grace Christian Fellowship
Pastor Randy and Becky Evans are the founders of Grace Christian Fellowship, an independent reformed church located in Largo, Florida. They answered the Lord’s call to pioneer a church after attending a missions conference in 1993. They felt challenged to pray about leaving the security of being on staff at a large church and starting a new church (Randy was the youth minister and Becky worked in the accounting department). Their vision was to found a church focused on teaching the Doctrines of Grace. They chose a fitting name of Grace Christian Fellowship and at that time the internet was so new that they were able to secure the website name www.GraceChristian.com.
After a year of praying and forming a core team, Grace Christian Fellowship launched its first service on October 20, 1994, at the old Largo Community Center in downtown Largo. The church was well received by the City of Largo and we rented 3 facilities for 11 years before building their own permanent church in 2005 at 901 Ridge Rd S. Largo, Florida.
Pastor Randy and Becky met in Dover, New Jersey when they were teenagers.
They were married in 1977 and have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
Pastor Randy has two master degrees. He graduated from USF with a masters in Gerontology in 1978, and then he attended Reformed Theological Seminary and received a Masters Degree in Theology in 2009. Becky worked in the banking industry for a number of years.
Pastor Lucas has a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. He joined the staff in 2008 and is currently the Associate Pastor.