WHO WE ARE
We're Orlando Grace Church. We hope that you feel at home from the first time you walk in the door.
We exist to grow in Christ, bless our city, and send to the world.
Whether you're just beginning or have known God for years, we're glad you're here and excited for what God is doing in your life.
Our Core Values
- Blessing Our City - Seeking the welfare of our city by engaging Orlando with the Gospel in word and deed. (Matt. 28:16-20; Jer. 29:1-7)
- Equipping Our People - Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry. (Eph. 4:12-16)
- Contextualizing Our Mission - Appropriately and Biblically contextualize the ministries of OGC for maximum gospel impact. (Acts 17)
- Stewarding Our Resources - Steward our time, talent, treasure, facilities, and other resources for maximum kingdom impact. (Luke 14:28-30)
- Sending Our Best - Resolving to send out church planters, missionaries, interns, and pastors. (Acts 11:19-30)
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Jim Davis is Teaching Pastor at Orlando Grace Church. Jim was born in Orlando, FL and went to Florida State University. He is married to his wife Angela and they have four children (Turner, Collins, Ivey, and James). Jim is co-author of the book The Great Dechurching, host of the As In Heaven podcast on the TGC Podcast Network,and serves as a Council Member for The Gospel Coalition. Jim and Angela speak for Family Life’s Weekend To Remember marriage conferences. Jim received his Mdiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.
Robert serves as Executive Pastor at OGC. In the past, he has worked as a project manager and systems director for both commercial and Christian non-profit organizations and has served multiple churches in various vocational and volunteer ministry roles. He, his wife, Julianne, and their two children live in Altamonte Springs. Robert loves books and hates even short walks on the beach. Click here to schedule a meeting with Robert.
Worship & Technology Director
Matt serves as Worship & Technology Director at OGC. He lives in Winter Springs with his wife Courtney and two boys Lincoln and Silas. When he's not leading worship he can be found geeking out over music theory or enjoying a quality cup of coffee. Preferably both at the same time.
Family Ministry & Discipleship Director
Amanda serves as our Family Ministry & Discipleship Director. She is a graduate of Rollins College. She and her husband Rodney are the proud parents of Grant, Rosie, Clara, and Blake. Click here to schedule a meeting with Amanda.
Student Ministry Director
Ben is born and raised in Central Florida. He holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Ben is currently a M.Div student at Reformed Theological Seminary and lives with his wife, Allison, in Oviedo. Click here to schedule a meeting with Ben.
Ministry Operations Director
Ragan serves as the Ministry Operations Director at OGC. She graduated from the University of Mississippi and spent time working in both the consulting and non-profit sectors before joining staff at OGC. She and her husband, Clark, live in Oviedo. She is currently pursuing her MA in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. Click here to schedule a meeting with Ragan.
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Jen serves as the Children's Ministry Coordinator at OGC. She and her husband Steven, along with their two children Dylan and Olivia, reside in the Winter Springs area. Jen is a former homeschooling mother and enjoys bike rides with her kids and husband when it's not 100 degrees! Click here to schedule a meeting with Jen.
Clara serves as the Graphic Designer at OGC. She graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Central Florida in 2017 and has been working as a freelance designer ever since. Clara is married to Kiefer and they have two daughters, Wilhelmina and Maven.
Clark graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2020, where he met his wife, Ragan. They were married in July of 2021. They moved from Jacksonville, where they worked in anti-money laundering. Clark is seeking his M.Div from RTS Orlando.
Brendan graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan University in 2016. He worked in logistics and hospitality management until moving to Florida where he met his wife, Jessica. They served together in college campus ministry at Florida Gulf Coast University until September of 2022. Brendan is seeking his M.Div from RTS Orlando and is currently a Chaplain Candidate Officer in the Navy Reserves.
Writer In Residence
Kelly Simpson graduated with a doctorate in occupational therapy from Nova Southeastern University and a master’s in theological studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. When she’s not writing Bible studies, collecting running participation medals, or completing graduate degrees, she works as an occupational therapist in neonatal and pediatric intensive care units. If you’d like to read more about Kelly’s inner ponderings, you can find her blog at I Think On Paper.
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Orlando Grace Church is part of the Acts 29 Network – a diverse, global family of church-planting churches characterized by theological clarity, cultural engagement, and missional innovation.
As part of our core values we value church planting and seek to invest heavily domestically and internationally in planting healthy Gospel-centered churches.
Virgilio Gallo, Nunzia Salvini, & Antonio Mauro: Acts 29 Europe, Nuova Vita, Salerno, Italy
Virgilio, Nunzia, & Antonio serve in Salerno, Italy as church planters. Their church meets in the historic city center. Their aim is to reach their city with the gospel and to plant many more Gospel-centered churches in Southern Italy.
Greg and Christina Willson: Acts 29 Europe Church Plant: Reedemer Manchester
The Willsons live in Manchester, England and are planting a church in the neighborhood of Chorlton.
We have had a long history of being a greenhouse for Gospel-centered pastors, ministry workers, and missionaries as a local church. Our alumni are ministering in dozens of cities, states, and countries around the globe.
One of the unique stewardships of being a local church near a major seminary is loving those ministry-minded persons and households well. We created our Ministry Internship program to formalize multiple ministry tracks. There are many challenges to getting good people educated, trained, experienced, and launched into new ministry contexts. We have designed a program to help navigate these realities.