Cornerstone Grace, a Grace Brethren church that met in Miamisburg, Ohio, for the last three to four years, and Centerville Grace, a Grace Brethren church in Centerville, Ohio, merged effective July 1 to become one combined congregation. Cornerstone Grace was hit especially hard with the economy and about 70 percent of its families were transferred out of the area. Through this rather rapid decline, the congregation sensed God’s leading to look for other ministry opportunities, rather than trying to rebuild on their own with the small group of families that remained.
The congregations are meeting at the Centerville Grace facility, 410 East Social Row Road, with Dave Holmes as lead pastor. Ned Denlinger and Tim Nixon are serving as associate pastors, and Matt Trego is the associate pastor of worship arts.