Brian Borgman is the founding pastor of Grace Community Church. He graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He also earned a Master of Divinity from Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, where he graduated with high honors. Brian also completed his Doctoral degree at Westminster Seminary. Brian has served as a youth pastor, a volunteer prison chaplain, and a singles pastor. Brian has a wonderful wife, Ariel, and three beautiful children, Ashley, Zachary and Alex.
In November of 1992, Brian Borgman met with Andrew Winans, a local businessman. In that initial meeting, the two talked about the possibility of starting a new church in the Carson Valley. In March of 1993, Brian and his wife Ariel met with about a dozen people to discuss the plans for the new church. In that meeting, Brian presented a well-planned strategy for the new church. September of 1993 marked a big move for the Borgmans, with the help of the Borgman's home church, Lake Baptist Church in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Sierra Community Church in South Lake Tahoe, Grace Community Church started to become a reality.
With about a dozen people, the core of Grace was formed. The core group, which included Brian and Ariel Borgman, Andrew and Cathy Winans, Tom and Barb Keosababian, Kary and Cindy Grabow, Janis Kelly, and a few others, studied the church and spiritual gifts from the New Testament, planning all the while for "going public." March 6, 1994 was the day that Grace Community Church held its first Sunday morning worship service. For the next 2 Â˝ years, the church would meet at the Carson Valley Middle School. During that time the church has grown and experienced Godâ€™s blessing.
In Godâ€™s providence, the church was able to move into its own facility in August 1996, at 1426 Industrial Way. The move has opened new avenues of ministry, especially in the area of childrens ministry. As we have grown, God's providence has seen fit to provide a location where we, upon dependence on Him, built a worship facility north of our present location and oversee Grace Christian Academy Classical Christian School. It is the prayer of the people of Grace Community Church that many will come and find an anchor for their soul in an unstable world and experience the joy of knowing God and being built up in His Word.
Text: Luke 1:46-56Speaker: Jason Ching5/10/15[Listen or Watch]Mary's Magnificat is a song of praise to the Lord for the good things He has done and the good things He will do. Her song highlights the profound ways that the Messiah will reverse the th [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 9:18-29Speaker: Brian Borgman5/3/15[Listen or Watch]After re-creation after the flood and after the covenant, we see sin at work once again. Noah sins, Ham sins and once again the human race is threatened with total corruption. But God... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 1:39-45Speaker: Jason Ching5/3/15[Listen or Watch]Elizabeth blesses Mary and John leaps for joy at the presence of the Savior. Blessed are all the children of the Lord who believe that the Lord will fulfill his promises. [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 9:1-17Speaker: Brian Borgman4/26/15[Listen or Watch]The covenant with Noah, also called the covenant with creation or covenant of preservation, is more than just a demonstration of Godâ€™s faithfulness to His world. It is a covenant... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 1:26-38Speaker: Jason Ching4/26/15[Listen or Watch]The angel Gabriel brings the incredible news to Mary that she will give birth to the Son of God. No obstacle will prevent the advance of God's plans because "nothing will be impossible... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 1:5-25Speaker: Jason Ching4/19/15[Listen or Watch]Luke's Gospel opens with the promise of the coming of John the Baptist. John represents both the gracious answer of God to a faithful couple as well as the advancement of God's plans to... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 9:1-7Speaker: Brian Borgman4/19/15[Listen or Watch]Mankind's nature as image bearers of God has important implications for how we understand the value of human life. Special consideration is given to cultural issues such as abortion... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Luke 1:1-4Speaker: Jason Ching4/12/15[Listen or Watch]We begin the Gospel of Luke with the context of the letter and the important question: Why do we bother studying this Gospel? [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
By: Brian BorgmanThis past Sunday I preached at Peninsula Bible Church in Port Angeles, WA for their new building dedication. I've never been the guest speaker for a building dedication, so I prayerfully considered what would be appropriate. I ended... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]