Who We Are

Grace Chapel of Lockport is a Spirit-filled, Non-denominational, Christian Church.  We began in 2011 as a church plant with a small group of like-minded believers who were sent out from Faith Tabernacle Church to create a new expression of Christ’s body in the South Lockport area of Niagara County.

Spirit filled

We believe in the importance of being baptized in the Holy Spirit and being continually filled with the Spirit so that we can be empowered to be His witnesses.  We believe that God still releases His power through the gifts of the Spirit today, and as a result, we endeavor to earnestly seek them, as instructed to in 1 Corinthians 14.

Non-denominational

We are an autonomous congregation that is led by a Board of Elders over which the lead Pastor presides.  Even though, we are not part of a denominational structure, we are in fellowship with other like-minded church congregations and participate in a network called Kingdom Reign, Inc.

christian

We believe Jesus is the foundation of our faith.  He is the reason we exist as a church body.  It is our desire to come into His presence, experience His power, hear from His Word and be transformed into His likeness.

Our Vision

Our Vision is summed up in three words: Glorify, Grow & Go

Glorify:

  • To create a place where people can gather together to worship God passionately and freely
  • To disciple people to worship the Lord through the way they live their lives

Grow:

  • To lead people to mature or “grow up” in their relationship with Jesus
  • To help people discover their God-given gifts, talents and abilities
  • To prepare people for the work of the ministry

Go:

  • To equip people to share about the grace of God with people in their “sphere of influence”
  • To empower people to be God’s witnesses in our “circle of accountability”
    • Our “sphere of influence” is our family, friends, neighborhood, workplace, school and other places we may regularly go.
    • Our “circle of accountability” is a place that we as a church body have adopted to go and be Jesus’ hands and feet to. For us at Grace Chapel, this encompasses the mobile home parks in the South Lockport area and the neighborhood the church building is located in.

Pastors and Board of Elders

Pastor Tim & Chris Dombrowski

David & Michelle Darnell

Fred & Virginia Dykstra

Our Values

Our Values are what help to guide how we function.  We have four main values that are rooted in a verse from the Book of Acts:  “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42 

The Apostle’s Teaching

  • This is the teaching of Christ, which can be found in the Bible.  Everything we say and do needs to be rooted in God’s Word.  Therefore, we are committed to reading, teaching, studying, meditating on and obeying the Word of God.

The Fellowship:

  • This is talking about the gathering of church members.  We believe that getting together with other believers to worship the Lord, pray and learn His Word is essential for us to become more like Christ.

The Breaking of Bread:

  • The early church broke bread in each other’s homes.  This speaks of personal connection and relationship.  We believe in the value of relationships.  He has commanded us to love one another as Christ loved us.  The only way we see this is possible is through real connection as a result of personal relationships.

Prayer:

  • There is power when we pray.  He has promised that if we ask, we will receive; if we seek, we will find; and if we knock, the door will be opened.