About Grace Community Church
Grace Community Church is an independent, inter-denominational mainline Protestant Christian church. We are an outreach church granting Christian worship, support and aid to members and worthy causes in our home community, our nation and worldwide. We follow the Great Commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ. To those seeking a church home we offer a loving and sincere welcome.
Grace Community Church and Boulder City have intertwined histories. Boulder City began as a construction town for the men and their families who built the mighty Hoover Dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River. Grace Community Church began as an inter-denominational Protestant religious work and was supported in April 1932 by members of the National Home Missions Council. American Baptist Church, Congregational Church, United Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., Methodist Episcopal Church, Disciples -United Christian Missionaries, and the United Brethen Church all supported the new Grace Community Church. The theme of the original organizing group was "Let there be one Protestant church cooperating, not a dozen competing." The Reverend Thomas Stevenson from the California Presbyterian Church in Burbank was the first minister. After meeting in the Six Companies' mess hall, the church broke ground for a sanctuary on ground leased from the U.S. Government on September 25, 1932. On January 29,1933, the first service was held in the unfinished basement of the church.Grace Community Church was dedicated on February 22,1933 "to the glory of God and the blessing of Man." At thattime the Sunday School attendance was 260. The Ladies' Aid Society became deeply involved in fund-raising, the church became a center for various community groups, and assumed a key role in the development of the community. Reverend Stevenson led the congregation until 1937 when he was struck by an automobile in front of the church and died.