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


(Update from October 2023)

As you can see pictured above, we had the joy of welcoming fourteen new members into the church this past Sunday! All of these individuals have gone through a four-week membership class, been interviewed by a church elder, and demonstrated evidence of saving faith in their life. What a blessing that the Lord has brought them to our church! Please pray that we'd be able to care for them well and that they, in turn, would find our church to be a wonderful "greenhouse for growth" and missionary training station. 

In addition, we had the privilege of baptizing eight of these fourteen individuals over the past couple of months. The most recent baptisms were of Will and Nicolette Sorge (videos of their baptism testimonies are available here and here).

I have to say that these are two of the most powerful testimonies I've ever heard in our entire nine years in Pittsburgh. When Will and Nicolette were living in New York City, pursuing all that this world had to offer them, God reached down and saved them. Even though they didn't know any Christians at all (and had no Christian background), they started reading the Bible from cover to cover during the Covid lockdowns and came to faith simply through their interaction with the biblical text. What a beautiful example of the sovereign grace of God!

In addition, please pray for our church as we have two significant events coming up. The first is the Free Oil Change event that we've been doing twice each year (more info here). Pray that God would open doors for us to have meaningful conversations and build meaningful relationships as we interact with people in the client reception area that we'll have set up. One lady from the previous oil change event has been attending our church very consistently and may have been converted in the past few months (pray for clarity about that).

In addition, please pray for a 7-week Evangelism Training Course that will begin on October 22. It's designed to help people learn to present the "Two Ways to Live" gospel tract and involves discussions, videos, role playing, and practical assignments. Please pray that we'd have good participation with that and for abundant fruit both in the lives of participants and of course in those outside the church we're ultimately seeking to reach. 

As always, I can't express how grateful we are for your faithful prayers. Apart from God, we have nothing! Please continue to pray that the gospel would move forward for the glory of Christ in Pittsburgh!

Serving Him,
Josh & Becky