The River of Grace Church first began in the fall of 2000 as a Sunday evening worship night for those hungry for more of God’s presence. After several months Pastor Don Young felt the call to transition the River from a praise and worship night, to a church plant in the city of Beijing. Pastor Don served as the senior pastor until July 2005.
Called to Reach the Harvest
At the time with an estimated 250,000 foreigners living in Beijing, and only two English speaking christian churches, it was clear in this great city, that the harvest was plentiful, but the workers were few. In January 2001 the River of Grace Church began its’ first Sunday morning meetings. Later that year Miss Wingee Lee came on staff as a discipleship pastor and in 2003 Pastor Jordan came from Canada to serve as the youth pastor.
Continuing the Vision
Since July 2005 Pastor Jordan has been serving as the Senior Pastor of the River of Grace Church. He has a passion to see God’s presence touch and transform this city. His compassion for the poor has lead to the beginning of new church ministries such as Mercy Ministry, Packs of Hope and the launching of To Africa with Love; a ministry to poor and needy children in Liberia, Africa.
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