Our HISTORY


Grace City began as a small group of believers, studying and following Jesus on the campus at Oregon State University in Corvallis. As they grew together, God slowly but surely added others to their fledgling community, until Grace City Church was officially established in September of 1981. Since then, we have continued to grow and witness God’s faithfulness in countless ways. Both on the campus and throughout the city, we have had a long history of seeing God graciously move in and through us, bringing truth, grace and new life to people of virtually all walks of life.

Over the years, Grace City has planted a few more churches… In Seattle, WA (Every Nation Church Seattle), Eugene, OR (Grace City Eugene), and in September of 2016, Portland, OR (Grace City Portland) (That’s us!)

Grace City Portland began with a group of about thirty friends – totally ordinary people – who had one simple, but extraordinary desire in common, to introduce as many people as we possibly can to Jesus. So that’s what we’ve been getting up to in Portland for the last little while.

In addition to the other three churches we’ve had the pleasure of helping to start, Grace City also enjoys a great relationship with the wider family of churches to which we belong, known as Every Nation. Our connection with Every Nation is based upon both a relational bond and a missional goal, and thus has greatly allowed us to maximize our ministry impact, while providing practical covering and support as well. As they say, any journey’s better with a good companion, and we’ve certainly found that to be true with our Every Nation friends!

If you’d like to find out any more about Every Nation, or the history of Grace City Portland in particular, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy to answer any questions you might have!