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 22:39-46Speaker: Brian Borgman4/13/14[Listen, Download or Watch]We understand the love of the Gospel more deeply once we understand what Jesus was going through at the Garden of Gethsemane. [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 16:16-22Speaker: Jason Ching4/13/14[Listen, Download or Watch]Before his crucifixion, Jesus promised his disciples that the sorrow they were about to experience would be replaced with a joy that could not be taken."The world cannot take... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 Speaker: Jason Ching4/6/14[Listen or Download]In his â€śthorn in the fleshâ€ť, Paul sees an opportunity for Christâ€™s power to be evident through his weakness. Weakness is not an obstacle to God working in us.â€śMay Christ be... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 16:4-15 Speaker: Jason Ching 4/6/14[Listen or Download]The disciples feared change and did not understand what Jesus was preparing them for in this passage, as would be our case too. We can now see that God the Holy Spirit could arrive to [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 15:18-16:4Speaker: Jason Ching3/30/14[Listen or Download]The world rejected and hated Jesus. Christ prepared his disciples for similar treatment from the world in reaction to their expressions of faith.â€śFollower of Christ, expect that... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 2 Timothy 4:8Speaker: Brian Borgman3/30/14[Listen or Download]All Christians can agree that Christ will return as judge, regardless of legitimate differences of opinion on the details. Here we consider the facts and results of Christâ€™s return,... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Psalm 37:23-24Speaker: Brian Borgman3/23/14[Listen or Download]In the wake of losing our dear sister, Diane Gamble, we remember her life and our God's faithful care."It is not the testimony of a saint's faith that saves, but it is the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: James 1:2-4Speaker: Brian Borgman3/23/14[Listen or Download]The past six months have been a time of tremendous trial for the church body. Pastor Brian considers these trials, including the loss of Diane Gamble, in light of James' teaching on... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 15:9-11Speaker: Pastor Jason Ching3/16/14[Listen or Download]Jesus loves us like His perfect Heavenly Father loves Him and calls Christians to abide in that wholehearted, perfect and enduring love that He purchased for us on Calvary.... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: John 15:12-17Speaker: Pastor Jason Ching3/16/14[Listen or Download]The majestic, all powerful king of creation calls us His friends and commands us to love one another as He loved us. "Each broken sinner made useful for the kingdom is, as... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]