After hearing Pastor Jeff Noblit's preaching online, Josh Tancordo decided to move down to Grace Life Church of the Shoals to serve as a summer intern. While there, he met his future wife, Becky. After Josh had been mentored in Muscle Shoals for four years, the congregation commissioned Josh and Becky to plant Redeeming Grace Church in the summer of 2014.
After Josh and Becky built relationships and hosted a Bible study in Pittsburgh for two years, Redeeming Grace Church officially covenanted together as a church in October of 2016. Today, Redeeming Grace Church is a gospel-centered church that values rich biblical preaching and authentic Christian community. More than anything, they are passionate about Jesus. They want to see him worshiped, treasured, and exalted. To learn more about Redeeming Grace, visit https://www.redeeminggracepittsburgh.com/our-story.
Update from Pastor Josh Tancordo (June 2021):
This past month, we were blessed to be helped by a mission team from Clayton Baptist Church in Clayton, GA. As the teams before them, these men generously gave their time to serve us as we continue the lengthy process of renovating our new building. They were also a tremendous encouragement to us during their time here!
Above, you can see a very special event pictured: a surprise birthday party we put on for Paul Behrens. Paul is one of our elders and has been volunteering his time 50-70 hours per week (!) for the past 6 months to serve in a general contractor role. Since his birthday fell on one of the days the mission team from Clayton was here, we decided to throw him a surprise party at the church building with the mission team and about a dozen of our folks. Paul is just one more example of the way the Lord has provided so abundantly for our every need.
In addition, the Lord continues to bless our evangelistic efforts. Becky's Evangelistic Bible Study went extremely well. It lasted five weeks and was consistently attended by 8-9 non-Christians (not counting a few Christians Becky invited to assist her). One of these women has come to faith, and we are prayerfully considering how to continue our outreach to the others. Please pray for wisdom as we move forward with them. We are actively considering splitting the ladies into three groups and having three smaller studies in place of the one large study. This would enable more women to get involved as leaders. Our goal, in time, is to see evangelistic studies like this being done all over the place by the people of our church...
As always, thank you for your prayers! We have no doubt they are the true root and cause of all the encouraging events we are seeing.
Josh & Becky Tancordo