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.
By: Pastor Brian BorgmanDeceived heartsI was reading Deuteronomy this morning and was struck by the LORDâ€™s command to the Israelites, â€śBeware that your hearts are not deceived and that you do not turn away and serve other gods and worship themâ€ť... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Psalm 8Speaker: Jason Ching3/22/15[Listen or Watch]The majesty of God transforms our understanding of God and ourselves. God greatness is evident in creation and was made most evident in the coming of Jesus Christ. [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 6:8-22Speaker: Brian Borgman3/22/15[Listen or Watch]Godâ€™s faithfulness to His promise and plan is demonstrated in the life of Noah. Noah was a man of faith and obedience in a world that was corrupt with violence and immorality. He... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 6:5-8Speaker: Brian Borgman3/15/15[Listen or Watch: Part 1] | [Listen or Watch: Part 2]In Gen. 6:5-8 we read that God both regretted that He made man and was grieved. Did manâ€™s rebellion and sin take God by surprise? Is the flood like... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Psalm 73Speaker: Jason Ching3/8/15[Listen or Watch]This psalm wrestles with an ancient struggle, namely, the struggling of the good in the face of the prosperity of the wicked. If wickedness leads to a more enjoyable life, should we all go... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 6:5-8Speaker: Brian Borgman3/8/15[Listen or Watch]As a result of the disastrous intermarriages between the godly line of Seth and the godless line of Cain, human sin was unbridled. The depravity of the race spiraled out of control. God... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 6:1-4Speaker: Brian Borgman3/1/15[Listen or Watch]Genesis 6:1-4 is one of the most difficult passages in the Bible and, as such, has yielded a wide diversity of interpretations. Several interpretations will be considered, prepare to do... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 1-5Speaker: Jason Ching2/22/15[Listen or Watch]"What is 1 Peter about?" Many people will remember specific texts from the book but they would find themselves unable to describe the book as a whole. This sermon is dedicated to enabling... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 5Speaker: Brian Borgman2/22/15[Listen or Watch]At first, Genesis 5 just looks like one of these tedious genealogies. If, however, we look more closely we see the mournful refrain â€śand he diedâ€ť as the rhythmic reminder of the curse. But... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]