Who We Are

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Who We Are


Born in the living room of Ted and Gladys Smith as a community church in 1969, Grace and Peace Fellowship has been a place for St. Louis Christians to worship and serve Jesus for over 40 years.

We are a Presbyterian church (PCA) and from the start, we have aimed to be a community of worship.  We come as broken people before a glorious, forgiving God, the Son who died for our sins, and the Spirit who renews us. Our eclectic music - a joyful mix of styles ranging from ancient to modern, classical to folk to gospel - reflects our cosmopolitan, multiracial environment. We welcome you to visit and share in community with us.

For over forty years, Grace & Peace Fellowship has declared God’s faithfulness and goodness, but also his power— power evident in what thePsalmist calls his mighty acts. From its beginnings in the Smith's living room on Washington Avenue, to its early years in storefront quarters in the Skinker-Debaliviere neighborhood, to its present home at Delmar and Clara, our fellowship has been enlivened by one stirring fact: God is alive. He is alive in the city.  Our history is a testimony to that living God.

He has given us courage and power to be the face of Christ to our neighbors, and made us brothers and sisters to each other. He gave us the means, when we had little, to acquire that storefront space on Kingsbury Avenue; to foundCornerstone, a low-income urban housing ministry still going strong; to purchase our current building and open, in its basement, the women’s shelter. We step out in faith for generations we may never know this side of heaven.  Our God is powerful. We take delight in his mighty works.