Grace Presbyterian Church is a new congregation with old roots. For many years people had been praying for a new church in the Hamptons which proclaims the gospel of grace with conviction and joy. In the early 2000s a handful of families approached the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) denomination with the hope of beginning this new church. The Redeemer Church Planting Center (now Redeemer City to City) at Redeemer Presbyterian Church assisted in laying the groundwork and helping to call our church planting pastor, Rev. Mark Middlekauff. Rev. Middlekauff led the plant team in discerning God’s vision for the church, developing a plan for reaching the community, and launching the new church.
On April 22, 2007 Grace Presbyterian Church “launched” its first public worship service. On December 20, 2012 we purchased the church building we had been renting. We now have a permanent home on the East End of Long Island. On November 23, 2014 Grace Presbyterian Church moved from being a “mission church” or church plant to being what is called a “particularized church.” A particularized church is one which is (1) financially self-supporting, and (2) elder led, that is we have a local leadership board called a “Session.”
Grace Presbyterian Church continues to live out our motto – Alive in Christ – as we seek to fulfill our vision “to see Long Island awakened to the glory of Jesus Christ.”