Grace Life Pryor was planted in 1999 (then under a different name) by Pastor Derek Melton. The church plant came out of our work with at-risk teens that had been ongoing for 8 years. In 2013, they became a church plant of Anchored In Truth. Their passionate desire is for GLCP to be a Gospel outpost in our our community. They continue to outreach to at-risk teens three days per week as the State brings them to them from a quasi-military program in their town. They can have an upward of 150 teens per service. Derek and his wife, Stacey, have two grown children ( Lindey and Cody) and four grandchildren (Luke, Hunter, Micah, and Halle). Grace Life Pryor has grown by the Lord's blessing, and their passion is to bring glory to the Lord Jesus by loving and obeying Him.
Update (April 2022):
It’s been a wonderful season at Grace Life Pryor. On March 27th we dedicated our newly purchased campus to the Lord, and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was a wonderful day. Pastors Jeff Noblit and Jono Sims were our keynote speakers. We had a packed house! In between services we had a huge fellowship meal with every kind of delicious food. Around 250 stayed for the meal. Our afternoon service was packed as well. It was a wonderful day. 3 were baptized and added to membership! Weekly, new families visit Grace Life Pryor. We just finished a membership class with 15 prospect members. We will hold another class in the next couple of weeks. Our evangelistic work with at-risk teens is continuing to be fruitful. The State of Oklahoma continues to bring us bus loads of kids to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We hold two services per week with the kids. We feed them pizza monthly and encourage them. Each teen hears the gospel message many times per month. We continue to buy each teen a new Bible so they can have a copy of God’s Word. We have a door to door outreach the week before Easter to evangelize our neighborhoods. And we continue to have monthly prayer meetings where we devote an entire evening to prayer. Our men lead the meeting. We are so blessed to be citizens of God’s kingdom. And we are so thankful for HIs sacrificial and substitutionary death on our behalf. Our desire is to glorify Him in all of life. Thank you for continuing in prayer for us. We covet each prayer. May the Lord build HIs church! We love each one of you!
Pastor Derek Melton