In 2015, a team of recent graduates and long-time college ministry staff moved from California, from Gracepoint Berkeley, with the vision of establishing a Christ-centered, biblical community at UW Seattle.

For many of us, college was a momentous and decisive time: Jesus’ all-consuming call grabbed ahold of our hearts as we experienced the power of God’s word and the richness of a biblical Christian community. It’s an experience we want to replicate for others: so we plant churches in college towns and encourage every one of our members to live lives of loving, sacrificial ministry.

Steve and Eunice Kim

Meet Pastor Steve and Eunice! They are the dynamic duo who lead our church here at Gracepoint Seattle. They both graduated from the Engineering department at the University of California, Berkeley, but together were called to leave their professions to further God’s kingdom.

With zeal and compassion, they dedicate their lives to ministering to any curious (and hungry) college student that walks through their doors. Steve’s animated personality and Eunice’s witty humor are hallmarks to every one of our gatherings. On any given day at Gracepoint, you can find them planning for our church’s activities, meeting with students on campus, or simply welcoming people into their home.

Our Mission: An Acts 2 Church in Every College Town

There’s an old hymn that goes, “The church is not a building/ the church is not a steeple / the church is not a resting place / the church is a people.” That’s the church that Jesus established, the church that the Bible describes in Acts 2:42-47: not a physical building, but a family of people who have been captivated by Christ, striving to share God’s love and preach the Good News: the old story about the Son of God who died for our sins, rose from the dead, and is still transforming people’s lives today.

Discipleship in Community

Many of us encountered Jesus while we were in college, and our ministry is mostly run by home-grown lay leaders, recent (and not-so-recent) grads raised right within our ministry. We believe in training up our members so that they can be well-equipped to serve and impact subsequent generations. Take a weekly cross-section of our church and you’ll find that we hold on-campus Bible studies, small group meetings, and Sunday Services, but much of our church happens in the in-between as well, as we seek to pursue God together, get close, and live out the Gospel in our daily lives.

Gracepoint Seattle is part of Gracepoint Ministries, the family of all our ministries across different cities.  Currently, we have ministries in Berkeley, Davis, Austin, Minneapolis, Riverside, San Diego, Irvine, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Hsinchu, Taiwan, Pittsburgh, DMV, New Jersey,and Chapel Hill.