Grace Church is part of a worldwide family of churches. We believe that Jesus calls us to plant churches as one way to reach the nations.
In 2010 Kevin Bartlett, who had planted and led Grace Church, felt called by God to go church planting again, this time to a different country. Kevin and Ness Bartlett moved to Madrid the capital of Spain with their three children to plant a church.
Their heart was to have a genuine Spanish-speaking church right in the centre of the capital city. A number of other individuals and families joined them on this adventure to take the gospel to all nations. Kevin and Ness are now fluent in Spanish which means the church services and preaching are in the native language of Spain.
We trust and believe that God will use the church in Madrid to reach many people in the capital of Spain and beyond. We wholeheartedly support Kevin, Ness and the team on their adventure, both financially, in prayer and in loving friendship.
They meet in a small theatre in Quevedo, Madrid, an authentically Madrid neighbourhood with frontage onto a busy street. Since moving there, they’ve seen an increase in local Spanish people coming along. They’ve also had the privilege of having their first baptisms.
The Madrid church is known as Iglesias de Christo Salvador, which roughly translated means Christ Saves Church.
Our next step into global church planting, has been to send Eustace and Theresa Tackie-Otoo to plant a church in their home country of Ghana.
After 8 years of preparation, Grace Church Amesbury and Salisbury, together with the Commission family of churches sent out Eustace, Theresa and their two children to Ghana, in September 2019.
Our vision for going to Ghana is to ‘’to plant a Grace and Spirit filled church that plants other Churches’’ in Ghana and over time in West Africa and beyond.
God laid on our hearts to plant the first Church in Sekondi-Takoradi, a city with an estimated population of about 500,000. Sekondi-Takoradi is a coastal city in the Western Region of Ghana.
Eustace and Theresa are planning to start Grace Community Church in Sekondi-Takoradi holding services in the local language (Fante), as soon as possible.
Eustace and Theresa have gone to Ghana believing Jesus changes lives. It maybe one at a time, but it will be many in the end.
We are excited about this next step of taking the gospel to the nations, as we reach out to Africa.
You can find out more about the church plant to Ghana on our blog.
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