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 (December 2022):
It has been a very good but busy season for Grace Life Pryor. It has been a year since our move into our new campus. And it has been wonderful. Our membership has grown steadily over the last year. And visitors continue to come. It is our prayer that we will be faithful to the Lord amid the growth. Our membership classes have been well attended, and several new members have been added. This January will mark our 30th year in our work with at-risk teens. We currently have 130 teens. They will graduate on December 17. We will start a new class in mid-January with 180 teens. We are so blessed to pastor these teens for 22 weeks. God alone can open and close doors! Thank you, Lord, for the open door! We had a wonderful and well-attended VBS this summer, with over 70 children in attendance. Grace Life members served faithfully to the glory of God. Our small groups are well attended. We are studying the Gospel of John, verse by verse. It has been so good. Around 90 % of our members are active in their small group. We have an upcoming Christmas outreach around the corner. We will go caroling and hand out sacks with snacks and gospel tracts, and information about GLCP. Pastor just completed the book of 1 Peter. It has been a wonderful series. In our midweek services, Pastor has been preaching sequentially through the Psalms. Our hearts are so encouraged. Please continue to pray for God to use us. We desire to be a city set on a hill and the salt of the earth. We pray for you always, brothers and sisters. We are so thankful for our partnership in the Gospel. You are our family in Christ. We are looking forward to the TCC. It is around the corner.
Pastor Derek Melton