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: 1 Peter 4:7-11Speaker: Jason Ching12/14/14[Listen or Watch]Being in the last stage of God's plan of redemption should spur Christians on to a self-controlled and sober-minded devotion to prayer."We pray as those who will have nothing unless... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 3:1-7Speaker: Brian Borgman11/30/14[Listen or Watch]Christians must deeply understand sin in order to understand the Fall and their own battles with sin. [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 4:1-6Speaker: Jason Ching12/7/14[Listen or Watch]Christians must be prepared to suffer like Christ suffered for rejecting the ways of the world."Thank God that He saves the lost and the wicked, those who have a past that theyâ€™re not... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 3:1-7Speaker: Brian Borgman11/23/14[Listen or Watch]Adam and Eve's fall into sin led to every act of evil committed thereafter."In Genesis 3, it was more than just Adam and Eve revolting, but it was the opening the floodgate to the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 3:18-22Speaker: Jason Ching11/23/14[Listen or Watch]This passage marks the journey from Jesus' suffering and death to his resurrection and victorious ascension, with special emphasis given to handling difficult texts in the... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 3:1-7Speaker: Brian Borgman11/16/14[Listen or Watch]The most tragic event in human history unfolds with a subtle assault on the character of God. [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: 1 Peter 3:13-17Speaker: Jason Ching11/16/14[Listen or Watch]Peter intends the blessings of eternity to motivate Christians in the midst of their suffering."Every distress the world has to throw at us the Gospel has the remedy to." [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]
Text: Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:22-33Speaker: Brian Borgman11/9/14[Listen or Watch]The goal of marriage is more than personal happiness. God designed marriage to picture Christ and His bride, the church. "We get to live out the gospel every day!... [ ... ][ abbreviated | read original blog ]