Grace Community Church was founded February 20, 1810, as the First Baptist Church of Marblehead. Our first house of worship was Rock Meeting House on Watson Street. Grace Community Church became an interdenominational congregation and changed our name on Easter 2005. “GCC” celebrated our 200th year of service to the Lord in a community-wide celebration on March 5, 2010.
The Colonial Revival sanctuary of Grace Community Church is located at 17 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, and is listed as one of 66 churches on the Historic Buildings of Massachusetts. The current sanctuary was built in 1868, replacing a predecessor on the same site, which had been dedicated in 1832 but burned down in 1867.
The Church is more than a building.
We are a community of Christ followers meeting Sundays in the “Old Town” section of Marblehead. Our passion is to worship God, know Christ better and discover how the Bible applies to our daily lives.
We have a “blended” service using old and newer music styles, and also have several small home groups that meet regularly. We seek to share the good news of Jesus with our world, which we do through missionaries, acts of service and gifts.
Our mission statement summarizes our passion: “Learning to authentically live out Jesus’ grace.”