Grace Point Church
By Pastor Lark Lewis
Grace Point UPC is in a season of rejoicing as God continues to rain down his blessings on our church! As a young minister, I came to High Point, North Carolina in January of 1984 with a strong burden to build a new work for the Lord. Our first church building was a little storefront on North Main Street. Although there were only seven souls in attendance for our first Sunday service, we were ready to see what God had in store for us!
After outgrowing our building, we purchased a new church building where we remained for the next fifteen years. We witnessed many miracles and souls filled with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus Name over the years! Once again, we outgrew our building on Fraley Rd and in 2007, we purchased an old furniture show room and converted it over to a church. Each time we moved into a bigger building, God brought souls to fill them. It wasn't too long before we were over capacity at our building on Green Street. We began to pray for a building that would give us room to continue to grow. During this time, we had also started a private Christian school and desperately needed space to expand, as God was bringing more and more children to our school. We had several evangelists and preachers throughout the years that came to Grace Point and prophesied over our church. They all came with the same message; that God was going to do a miracle!
In 2019, I was driving around and passed a beautiful church campus in Archdale, North Carolina. I felt impressed by the Lord to speak out in faith that this large building would become ours. The church campus was not listed for sale at the time. I told God, "You can give us that building!" The Holy Ghost came upon me to proclaim it, "God give us that building!" Fast forward to a few months later, we came to that same church to purchase a table for our private Christian school. While there, we learned that they were putting the property up for sale.
Even though this four-acre campus with 40,000 square feet was way out of our budget, we felt that God had ordained this building for us! As a church, we began to pray and claim our miracle! We endured two years of what seemed like a roller coaster ride. The realtor would call and say the building was under contract, then the contract would fall through, and we would begin to hope again. Although this was a difficult time for our church, we began to drive over and walk around the property, speaking in faith and praying for God's will.
Even with the onset of Covid-19, and losing church members, we maintained our financial giving and continued to grow as a church. After two years of prayer and negotiation, we finally purchased our miracle building last year - a property that was appraised for over $3million dollars - for $1.5 million dollars! To God be the glory! God worked another miracle when we were introduced to the Church Loan Fund. They have been a true blessing to our church. Not only did they provide the funds to help us purchase the church, they assisted us with implementing a stewardship program that will help us pay off the church within two years. Every week, we hear from people in our congregation on how God is blessing them through their giving and sacrifice.
We've had church on our new campus for the past nine months. Our new building has a full-size gym for our school students, a fully furnished commercial kitchen, and a cafeteria area. At almost every service, we've seen new faces and people hungry for the word of God. We are believing that God is going to use this miracle to bring an abundance of hungry and hurting souls to our church! All of the glory and honor belongs to Him!
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