More than 30 years ago, a special financial gift was made from Dayton, Ohio, First Grace Brethren Church to help a new church purchase property. That church is now Centerville Grace Brethren Church, pastored by Steve Makofka.
At a recent Tri-States District conference, Makofka presented a gift of $5,000 to Tim Nixon to assist in Nixon’s new church plant.
Nixon, who until recently was youth pastor at the Basore Road church in Dayton, is now planting Cornerstone Grace in the south Dayton area. Cornerstone Grace is applying to join the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches at this summer’s Celebrate06 conference in California.
Makofka also presented a $5,000 check to Pastor Mike Tabor of The Happy Church in Jackson, Kentucky, to assist with that church’s work.
The Tri-State district is serious about starting healthy churches that start other healthy churches. Pray for these churches as they reach their region for Jesus Christ.