Grace Point Greenville moves to GHS auditorium
After more than three decades working as preacher all over the country Rick Ousley, of Trussville, has taken on a new church in Greenville. Grace Point Church Greenville will begin holding worship services inside the Greenville High School Auditorium beginning tomorrow (Sunday) at 10 a.m.
Ousley said he originally met with a group of ten people in Greenville who were interested in starting a church with him as pastor.
“A friend of a friend here in Greenville reached out to me, and asked if I’d be interested in meeting with this group,” Ousley said. “This was back in June and to be honest, I didn’t know what would come of the meeting, but I agreed. I met with them at Wintzell’s in Greenville for four hours. In those four hours people bared their soul – we cried, we laughed and I decided I needed to begin working in Greenville.”
Since June, the Grace Point Church meetings have taken place at the Camellia City Bakery. Ousley felt it was time for the congregation to move in to a bigger space. He just wasn’t sure where that was going to be.
“We’re so thankful, and happy to be moving into the GHS auditorium,” he said. “It’s a beautiful space, which will serve as a fantastic church for us. Butler County Superintendent Dr. Strycker and GHS Principal Joseph Dean have been so gracious to let us use the auditorium. The whole experience has been a blessing. They’ve even allowed us a classroom to be used as a daycare for the younger children.”
Ousley said Grace Point Church is different through its purpose, mission, vision and values.
“We exist to nurture a spiritual movement of missional believers influencing and impacting our culture with the grace-love of God,” he said. “We provide an environment where people can discover and develop a passion for God that is real, relevant and relational so they might become fully devoted servants of God’s grace. We desire to become a diverse family of authentic faith; living the biblical mandates of “one another.”
For more information on Grace Point Church Greenville visit www.facebook.com/gracepointgville. Ousley said anyone in the Greenville community and surrounding areas is welcome to visit this Sunday.
“I like to say that you don’t have to join Grace Point Church, we join you,” he concluded. “I hope people will come, and visit us if they’re feeling compelled to do so.”