Grace Fellowship International Church
Grace Fellowship began as a Bible study under Pastor Kevin Nuber.
Later, God instructed him to organize a local church dedicated to propagating
God's Word. On January 10, 1982, Grace Fellowship International Church
held its first service with the vision of saturating the city with the
uncompromising Word of God.
Home Bible Fellowships began in 1983 with citywide home meetings for
the purpose of building relationships among church members and other citizens
who need God in their lives. Currently these "Life Groups" meet with
the vision to be located in every region of the city.
In 1994 Grace Fellowship Church in Titusville, PA was established.
That church, pastored by Scott and Antoinette Carlson, is still thriving
The organization of monthly meetings of the School of the Holy Spirit
began in 1990. Through these special services Grace equips the saints
in spiritual gifts for the work of the ministry.
After acquiring a warehouse at 2201 Reed St. in Erie, Joel Two Restoration
Ministry, an outreach to the disadvantaged, began in September, 1991.
This ministry today distributes food and used clothing to hundreds of Erie
1992 brought Pastor John Bowers to Grace Fellowship. He was already
known by grace as a special speaker and as a minister to missionaries and
other ministers. He continues with these ministries as he pastors
In 1993 Pastors John and Sue Bowers were ordained by Christian International
Network of Churches and set into Grace Fellowship Church as pastoral team.
1997 brought a full-time youth minister, Pastor Matt Bowers. As
Christian International believes in family ministry, the son of John and
Sue fit right in. Pastor Matt's experience with Youth With A Mission
and youth ministry in Longview, TX, has well equipped him for his position
in Erie, PA.
In 1999 our Joel Two Outreach expanded by becoming affiliated with Operation
Blessing and their WINGS program which enables people to gain direction
for theirs lives and to join the area workforce.
Revolution Cafe began in 2001
as a place for teens and young adults to hangout.
In the summer of 2002,
Bishop Bill Hamon commissioned John and Sue Bowers as apostles.
We welcome you to visit Grace Fellowship International Church, 123 W.
10th St., where we are here to "Help You Become All You Can Be."
Grace Fellowship Church is a diverse body of believers. Here you will
find young and old, black and white, wild and reserved. Different people
with different gifts seeking unity in the Body of Christ, the Church
Grace Fellowship Church is a part of the Christian International Network of
Churches. We relate to CINC in a spirit of hearty cooperation and fellowship for
covering, critique, evaluation and accountability in our personal lives and
ministries. You can visit Christian International at www.cimn.net.
Grace Fellowship Church is co-pastored by John and Sue Bowers. On their staff
is: Matthew Bowers (Assoc. and Youth Pastor) and Russ Stilwell (treasurer)