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GracePointe Community Church

bradGracePointe Community Church, a church plant in Lee’s Summit, MO, has deep AGTS roots.  Lead pastor, Fel Bagunu (‘83/’05) and four others on his church planting team are part of the AGTS family; Paul (’07) and Alicia (’09) Po Ching and Marty and Danielle Parker (current students).

Prior to GracePointe, Fel served as a senior associate pastor and executive pastor for over twenty years at an Assembly of God mega church in Kansas City, Mo. In 2009, the Bagunus heard the call of God to plant a church in their local community and took a leap of faith to answer that call.

GracePointe Community Church began meeting on Sunday nights in October 2009 to pray and seek God?s direction. The Sunday night attendance continued to grow and in January 2010 GracePointe Community Church had its first morning service. Without any advertising, and in spite of the biggest snow storm of the season (up to that point), this first service welcomed over 100 people.

GracePointe has developed a core leadership team of nearly 30 people from diverse professional, ethnic, and generational backgrounds. Among this assembly are medical practitioners, public and private school administrators, law enforcement personnel, local business owners, and students. Represented are African-American, Asian, Caucasian, Latino, and Polynesian cultures ranging from Generation X to the Baby Boomer generation.  Prior to the public launch the Sunday morning attendance was steadily running over 120 people without any formal marketing.

In October 2010 the church had its public launch where over 220 people attended—six raised their hands for salvation and two came forward as a public confession of faith.

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