Who Are We?
Welcome to our website! At Metro Grace Community Church we are here for you! We are not just another church; we are a group of Christian believers dedicated to loving God, loving people, and making a difference in our community. We are a diverse group, made up of people from different cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds, who come together as one people, through our common faith and love rooted firmly in Jesus Christ. We love people, because Christ first loved us!
What Should I Expect When Visiting MGCC?
The service experiences at MGCC include worship music, a message, and personal testimonies. The music is led by a worship leader featuring a blend of today's most popular and inspiring worship music along with some traditional gospel praise songs or hymns. The message is always focused on applying timeless Biblical truths to the real issues that real people face in their daily lives. You can expect to be both encouraged and challenged by Pastor Floyd or one of the other teaching pastors. Personal testimonies are often shared by individuals to highlight what God is doing in the lives of His people and to encourage others. You will always find a friendly, relaxed, environment where everyone is loved and welcomed.
How early should I get there?
Plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the service starts. That will give you time to park, check your kids into Children’s Church, and grab a cup of coffee and a snack before the service begins. Then you'll want to make sure you get into the auditorium before the music starts. We'll give you a heads up when we're about to begin!
Don't worry about wearing "your Sunday best" to Metro Grace. We dress very casually around here. Leave that suit and tie at home. Very likely the teaching pastor and staff will be wearing blue jeans. In fact, when the weather warms up, don't be surprised to see lots of people in shorts.
Our Children and Pre-School Ministries are designed for children from birth through fifth grade. Your child will experience age-appropriate teaching, music, and fun activities designed to introduce them to a life-changing journey to follow Jesus Christ. Our Children’s Ministry is led by staff and volunteers who will be there each week to care for and love on your child.
What if I want to learn more about Metro Grace Community Church?
If you're interested in learning more about who we are, please send us a message through the form provided on the Contact Us page, or give us a call @ (601) 939-2182, and we will gladly answer any questions you may have.
Our Mission, Vision, and Values
Our Leadership Team
How Do I Get Connected?
Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are young, old, or anywhere in between, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here is how you can connect, grow, and serve at this church.
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has a network of small groups meeting together weekly in homes throughout the area for Bible Study, Discipleship, Fellowship, Prayer, Outreach, and Service.
Student and Children's Ministries
Our Student and Children’s Ministries are age appropriate ministries designed to minister to the unique needs of today’s children and youth. We believe it is vital to provide a strong Biblical foundation for our children from the earliest possible age throughout the developing years and unto adulthood.
Men's and Women’s Ministries
Where Can I Serve?
Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to our community and to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. We provide numerous opportunities for our members to serve and to make a difference locally and around the world.
North American and International Missions
Metro Grace Community Church is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in supporting world-wide missions efforts with our money and with our prayers. We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers here at home and around the world. We partner with several missions organizations to provide short-term and long-term mission opportunities for our members to carry out God's work around the world.
Music & Worship Team
Authentic, God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Church members with musical talents are encouraged to get involved in our music and worship ministry. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God.
The Hospitality team at our church fills a very important role. They are responsible for making sure everyone who comes into our church, guests and members alike, feel welcomed. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, guiding traffic, assisting guests, answering questions, providing direction, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The Hospitality team is a servant-hearted group of men and women whose ministry is integral to church life.
Media & Technology
Using media to communicate our message and spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes. We also maintain an active Social Media presence for additional church communication.
Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, a team of volunteers prays for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer team pray for our pastor and leadership team, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs.
Worship & Contact Information
Worship With Us
A small group is a group of three or more people who gather regularly in a home, workplace, or other location, to study the Word, support each other, and pray together.
Small Groups can come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 — the list goes on. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you.
Find A Small Group
(Children: Nursery-5th Grade)
Each Wednesday @ 6:00 PM
The Bounce Palace
3528 Highway 80 East
Pearl, MS 39208
Leader: Lee Ann Boykin
Tithes and Offerings
What We Believe
We believe the Bible (both Old and New Testaments) is God’s Word, written by the hands of men but supernaturally inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit. It is free of error in its original writings and is our final authority in all areas of life.
We believe there is one true God. God has existed eternally as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Spirit. They are three, and yet one – the Trinity:
Father: He is the creator and ruler of everything. Before the world was created, the Father planned to send his Son, Jesus, to redeem mankind. God is all-knowing, so nothing that happens surprises him; in fact, everything in human history works together to accomplish His plan for the world.
Son: Jesus is God the Son. He is the Messiah (or, Christ) that was promised to Israel. Because Jesus is God, he is eternal. He came to earth, was supernaturally conceived through the Holy Spirit, and born through Mary, who was a virgin. He lived a sinless life but was crucified according to God’s plan of redemption. Jesus defeated death (the greatest enemy) by his bodily resurrection. Hundreds of people were eyewitnesses and saw Jesus alive. After this, he ascended into Heaven, where he exists in a glorified body. Jesus now acts as our advocate and intercedes for us with God the Father.
Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is not just a force or a power, but the actual Spirit of God. He convicts the world of sin, leads us to right-living, and warns of impending judgment. He is a deposit in the life of every believer, guaranteeing our future inheritance – eternal life. The Spirit empowers the preaching, teaching, and understanding of the Gospel. We receive gifts from the Spirit that enable us to build up the body of believers and work towards the mission of God in our world.
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God as male and female. The first man and woman (Adam and Eve) sinned, and as a result, they would experience physical death and spiritual death – which is separation from God. Since each human being is their descendant, we are all born with a sinful nature. Our natural inclination is to sin (for example, no one had to teach us how to lie), and we sin with our thoughts, our words, and our actions. This sin has severed our relationship with God, and unless it is dealt with, will result in eternal death and separation from him. We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. The death and wrath that Jesus experienced is what we rightly deserve because of sin, but he is our substitute. Everyone who puts their faith completely and totally in Jesus are declared, “Not Guilty,” by God because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Everyone who receives Jesus by faith experiences new life. The Bible refers to this as being “born again.” For all who do this, they become God’s children and receive eternal life.
We believe in the existence of the devil. He has several titles and names, all describing how wicked and rebellious he is: the deceiver, the accuser (the literal meaning of Satan), a liar from the beginning, and the Enemy of our souls. He seeks to destroy the lives and souls of people, just as he did in the beginning with Adam and Eve. God permits the Enemy to have a certain amount of power and influence in the world, but it is limited. One day, God will judge Satan and all his demons, along with everyone who rejects Jesus. They will suffer because God will not shrug off their unrepentant wickedness. Their punishment is too terrible for words, but the Bible says they will eternally be punished in a lake of fire.
We believe that the blessed hope of believers is the imminent return and appearance of Jesus. We long to see him, because he is our Savior. For those who belong to Jesus, they will live with God forever. For those who reject Jesus, they will be separated from God in Hell forever.
We believe in the Church, which is made up of all believers in Jesus Christ throughout the world. The Bible refers to the Church as the Body and the Bride of Christ. We belong to him. Our mission is God’s mission: to preach the Gospel of Jesus to the whole world, and announce that people can be reconciled to God. We believe in the local church, which is one expression of the larger Body of believers. Those who belong to the local church have a responsibility to make an investment there with their time, talents, spiritual gifts, special skills, resources, and money.
We believe that Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion) are to be a regular and integral part of the local church. We baptize because it symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper to remember Christ’s sacrifice for us. The bread and the cup are the symbols of the new covenant, representing Jesus’ body and blood.
Ephesians 1:5 He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will. HCSB
Now, I have no doubt, that God in His foreknowledge, knew before the foundation of the earth the names of every individual who would receive His offer of salvation through faith in Christ. But my friends, God’s Word is plain – He calls us to a place of repentance, but we each must make our own free-will choice to receive or reject His offer of grace. Furthermore, this incorrect and harmful misunderstanding of predestination makes a liar out of God’s Word, which emphatically declares in Romans 10:13 “…everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
So, what is the correct understanding of this word? Predestined simply means that God planned before the foundation of the world that all who receive salvation through faith in Jesus Christ would be adopted into God’s family as His children. Predestination is God’s eternal plan of taking lost sinners, saving them by His grace, bringing them into His family, and transforming them into the likeness of His Son.
My friend, God was at work long before you were even born to see to it that you would have an opportunity to hear the Gospel, repent of your sins, and embrace Jesus Christ for your salvation. That is indeed some very good news!
May the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all!
© 2017 Floyd Steverson