Our Story

How it all started...

In 2022, two churches – Grace Church (a primarily Caucasian church) and Grace Temple (a primarily African American Church) – came together to form a new church – appropriately named “Grace United.”

We firmly believe that God orchestrated this uniting of churches for several reasons:

First, we believe this is the heart of God.

Jesus prays in John 17:20-23 that his church would be “unified” so that the world would believe in Him. Jesus, similarly, tells us in John 13:34-35 that our love for one another would be our hallmark to the world. We believe that forming Grace United is living out this unity and love in a way our culture can understand the Good News of Jesus.

Second, we witnessed God working in our hearts and in our circumstances.

This began with a prayer. And this prayer was simply that God would bring an African American church and a Caucasian church together in West Little Rock to display this unity. God responded and, through a series of unmistakable God ordained circumstances, Grace Temple and Grace Church began to share the same building in 2020.  

Over time the two congregations began to connect. First doing fun events together. Then swapping pulpits. Then meeting together once-a-month. Until, finally, they decided it was no longer acceptable to worship separately from one another and took the necessary steps to become one church.