About Amazing Grace

Doctrine and Beliefs

Vision Statement -- “Sharing and caring with all people through God’s Amazing Grace.”

Mission Statement -- “Everyday people building a neighborhood church with a simple, straightforward message.”

Our Statement of Faith can be found here.

Amazing Grace first worshipped together March 31, 2002 (Easter Sunday).   The previous name of the church was New Creation Christian Church.

Pastor Byron Singleton began New Creation in October 2000, starting with a small core group of believers.   The church worshipped at 56th and Pine in Tacoma at that time.   New Creation moved to a facility at 19th and Mildred (the community center at Tahoma Vista Village) in January 2002, and changed its name to Amazing Grace in March of that year.

Pastor Mark Latham has been senior pastor at Amazing Grace since January 2003.

Amazing Grace moved to the chapel at Northwest Baptist Seminary in April 2006 (NBS is now known as Corban University).   This beautiful facility is on the grounds of the old Weyerhaueser mansion in north Tacoma.   What an awesome blessing that was!

Amazing Grace has been situated at 7244 S Oakes St. since May 2010.   This facility provides the congregation with greater opportunity to reach out into the neighborhood in a more deliberate manner.   With 24x7 worship center availability we now have an expanded ministry and more local interaction.


Amazing Grace is an independent Christian church.   The church is run by the congregation through a church board.   Board members are;
  • Elaine Foraker - at-large
  • Joseph Karanja - at large
  • John Murray - at large
  • Ann Todd - at large
  • Bruce Wase - at large
  • Mark Latham - secretary
Note that pastor Latham occupies the position of secretary.   When congregation size and talent allow then the reigns of secretary will be taken up by another individual.

Currently one congregational business meeting is held per year, the 3rd Sunday in February (avoids the Super Bowl!), this to affirm the board and to conduct other church business.   Board meetings are held every other month beginning in January, the 2nd Friday of that month, at 6:00 p.m.   Please check the calendar to determine specific dates for board meetings.

From the Pastor's Desk

Welcome Visitors and Friends!

Welcome in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

Over the years Amazing Grace has become a safe haven from the cares and troubles of the world.   Many have spent a season with us to heal and redirect their lives back to Jesus Christ.   With this in mind, you will find a safe and welcoming environment in which to worship God!   I encourage you to come and be fed in the Spirit.   Jesus tells us, “Come, and you will see.”

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.   (Ephesians 1:3)

Amazing Grace Logo

One world, all people - in Christ
Knowing Jesus, loving one another.
The Knowing Jesus, Loving One Another logo embodies our commitment to witness the Risen Christ with His love and compassion.   The cross overlay represents the centrality of our belief in Salvation through the Risen Christ.   The logo in crayon and stick figure depicts our humbleness with keeping Jesus Christ in our lives (like a child).

soli Deo gloria!

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