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 Â½ 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; 1 Peter 2:11-12Speaker: Jason Ching9/28/14[Listen or Watch]Every single moment in life is a battle for our souls and yet each moment is an opportunity for Godâ€™s glory.â€œDonâ€™t buy the lie that your sins or your past have defined you. God has... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 2:8-17Speaker: Brian Borgman9/28/14[Listen or Watch]In this passage, man is in the ultimate place of peace. He is personally and covenantally interconnected to the God who also created the cosmos. â€œAll who are born have an inherent... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10Speaker: Jason Ching9/14/2014[Listen or Watch]Christians have the astounding privilege of being the people of God. In this passage, Peter explains some of these privileges."Your ordinary story is included in the redemption story... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 2:1-3Speaker: Brian Borgman9/14/2014[Listen or Watch]God gave the Sabbath as a good and gracious gift to humanity. This rest is a refreshing delight, realigning us on our way to heaven."God rested not because He was fatigued but to... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10Speaker: Jason Ching9/7/14[Listen or Watch]The most important decision people make is whether they reject Jesus or treat him as a precious savior."Without Christ, there will be no good news, only the same old news, that we still... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:26-28Speaker: Brian Borgman9/7/14[Listen or Watch]What responsibility do Christians have to the culture in which they live? Should they participate in it? Should they avoid it? [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
A church-wide service project just wouldn't be the same without you.There are three reasons we are doing a service project:For the love of our neighbor: This project gives us a unique opportunity to show the love of our savior outside the walls of... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 8Speaker: Brian Borgman8/30/14[Listen or Watch]God's creation of mankind in his own image has profound implications for how we view ourselves and how we live our lives."What is man? Are you just well dressed matter in... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]