Founding Pastor Byron Singleton
The Northwest Regional Christian Church called Rev. Byron Singleton from Houston Texas to pastor a new church start project in July 2000. He arrived in Tacoma with his family to begin the new work. New Creation Christian Church had its inaugural worship service the first Sunday in October 2000 at the old South Tacoma Christian Church facility (56th and Pine). From this first worship service a core group of 10 persons evolved. As a part of its call/mission, New Creation had two other minority churches nesting in its facility: a Korean Disciples congregation and a Romani Full Gospel congregation.
When New Creation Christian Church moved to Tahoma Vista Village, the membership of New Creation wanted to be in charge of its destiny and voted to stand on its own regarding church leadership, mission/vision. The church changed its name from New Creation to Amazing Grace Christian Church and held its first worship service under the new name on Easter Sunday, 2002.
Pastor Singleton went on to enter a Clinical Pastoral Education residency at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle and pastored at East Side Christian Church part time. He left the NW for clinical chaplaincy. Byron answered the call to chaplaincy at the Alexandria VA Medical Center in Alexandria, LA in March 2005.
Byron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1990 from Southwestern Christian University in Bethany, OK. He earned his Master of Divinity degree in 1995 from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, OK. He was ordained to Christian ministry in Oklahoma City in July 1995.