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History

Out of the faithfulness of many men and women responding to God’s call, Sovereign Grace Church has been on mission to advance the gospel for over 30 years.

1984

The Grace Churches of the Twin Cities (Grace Church of Edina and Grace Church of Roseville) plant a church into the suburb of Richfield to "scatter gospel ministry" rather than becoming larger churches. Attendance over the first eight years grows to around 400 as the church actively engages the city of Richfield with the gospel.

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1999

After a series of changes in pastoral staff, Grace Church Richfield experiences a decline in attendance through the 90s. Though it is a season of trial, faith in God bolsters the congregation to persevere. With attendance at an all-time low, the elder board of Grace Church Richfield seeks out help from Bethlehem Baptist Church to revitalize the church. 

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2000 

Rick Gamache is identified and sent from Bethlehem Baptist Church to be installed as senior pastor. A number of Bethlehem members step out in faith to join Rick at Grace Church Richfield.

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2003

Through a series of relationships built during his time at Desiring God, Rick Gamache and the elder board lead Grace Church Richfield into the family of churches, Sovereign Grace Ministries. Grace Church Richfield changes its name to Sovereign Grace Fellowship.

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2007

Recognizing the financial burden and hindrance to effective mission of a 40,000 square foot building on a smaller congregation, the elders of Sovereign Grace Fellowship move to a mobile church platform meeting at Washburn Elementary in Bloomington.

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2009

With steady growth, Sovereign Grace Fellowship outgrows Washburn Elementary and moves to its current location at Oak Grove Middle School.

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2010

To accommodate the growing midweek programming needs, Sovereign Grace Church purchases an office space in Burnsville.

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2012

Sovereign Grace Fellowship adjusts its name to Sovereign Grace Church to more accurately reflect the mission of God through his church.

 
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The Future

Under the preaching gift of Rick Gamache, as Sovereign Grace Church continues to experience God's grace in growth, we are actively planting local churches and seeking an opportunity for our own meeting facility in Burnsville.

 
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