Today’s Akron, Ohio, Beacon Journal carries a story about the merger between Grace Church (Jeff Bogue, pastor) and Shepherd’s Grace, a Grace Brethren congregation in nearby Medina, Ohio. The new campus in Medina will be led by Tony Livigni, who has served as collegiate pastor at Bath campus of Grace Church. The church is currently renovating a former plastics molding factory located at 2325 Medina Road for use as a worship facility. A portion of the article appears below. Click here to read the complete story.
Grace Church is extending its reach to Medina
Grace Church is branching out to include a campus in Medina.
The church, which attracts about 4,000 worshippers to its eight weekend services at campuses in Norton and Bath Township, will launch a new Medina East campus on Sunday at 2325 Medina Road. Services at the former plastics molding factory will begin at 9 and 10:45 a.m.
“Our hope is to build a congregation here while renovating the building at the same time,” said Tony Livigni, Medina East campus pastor. “We have remodeled enough space in the building for a temporary worship area and classrooms. We hope to transform the big bay area into the permanent auditorium for worship within the next year or so.”
The Medina East campus is the result of a merger between Grace Church of greater Akron and the former Shepherd’s Grace in Medina.