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 ¬Ĺ years, the church would meet at the Carson Valley Middle School. During that time the church has grown and experienced God‚Äôs blessing.
In God‚Äôs 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.
Dear Grace-ites, For those who have wondered about the differences of raising children in a Baptist home and a paedo-baptist home (where the children are baptized) please read this excellent article from paedo-baptist David Murray. H [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
This summer Pastor Brian will be teaching a week long module course on preaching for Reformed Baptist Seminary. The classes will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Sacramento Aug 20-24. Members of Grace Community Church can take the course for... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
I read a very good article this morning by Matthew Perry on "The Importance of Attending a Funeral" (htt p://g ospel gripp ed.co m/201 2/03/ 13/th e-imp ortan ce-of -atte nding -a-fu neral /). It resonated with me because over the years I have performed ap [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Thanks to Pastor John Scheffer, I was reminded that today is Ernie Kuehnel's birthday. Ernie was born on March 8, 1932 in Illinois. He went home to be with the Lord on Sept. 28, 2007. He served his country during the Korean War. In 1992 they moved to [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
This message was preached by Southern Seminary's Russell Moore. It is excellent. Speaker Gingrich was in attendance. http ://th egosp elcoa litio n.org /blog s/jus tinta ylor/ 2012/ 01/29 /the- sermo n-tha t-new t-gin grich -list ened- to-th i [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Well Jim Elliff certainly stirred things up a little bit with some of his comments on reading good books. Let me first of all affirm something that Jim said, which I think was his main point: We should be above all else Bible readers! [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
We have posted the handouts and notes from Pastor Brian’s Systematic Theology Series on SermonAudio.com You can view the entire Series here. The notes are posted as pdf files available with the first message for each major section.   [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Years ago we had Reb Bradley speak at our church. There were many things that disturbed me. I just read this article today, posted by Josh Harris, written by Reb Bradley. http ://ww w.jos hharr is.co m/201 1/09/ homes chool _blin dspot s.php I [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
We have placed a study guide for Pastor Brian’s book Feelings and Faith on our website. You can visit www.gracenevada.com and navigate to it or use this link to take you directly to the resources page http://www.gracen [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
In Memory of Monty McGill May 8, 1940 – Aug 11, 2010 Doctrine and Death: Believing the Truth when it Counts Most Brian Borgman Monty served as a deacon in our church for many years. When I first met Monty and his wonderful wif [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]