Our Story

Gracepoint Ministries is a collection of church plants, ministries, and believers committed to a common vision and values. We began as a church on the UC Berkeley campus in 1981. From the start, we’ve been a ministry focused on reaching college students, sharing the gospel with them and raising them to become co-laborers in reaching the next generation of believers.

We began as just a gathering of Berkeley students around a dinner table, but have grown to include children, young professionals, international students and more. However, we’ve never outgrown what first called us to college campuses – the needs of underserved college students, and the potential to raise leaders for tomorrow.

…an Acts 2 church in every college town throughout the world. That’s our dream.

In the midst of midterms, problem sets and Facebook, college students still need to find answers to the important, fundamental questions about life. And when they find answers, they respond to the Gospel, experience life transformation, and are themselves galvanized to live in mission.

Those same college students use their time (their most valuable and abundant resource) to participate in serving other underserved groups in the community – the elderly, youth in churches without a youth group, children of under-resourced schools. The first college students that walked through our doors are now leading our various ministries and planting churches throughout the United States and the world. Our vision toward college campuses has prompted us to plant more churches so that we can share the love of God we’ve all experienced in this community of faith.