Grand Rapids Evangelical Free Church (GREFC) started as a Bible Study in November 1983. From this group, six people formed the Evangelical Free Church in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. The first public worship service was held April, 1984 at the Harris Town Hall. That same month the church became a member of the North Central District Association of the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA).
As the church grew, services moved to the YMCA. In 1993, the church purchased the current property on County Road 63 and broke ground on a new building in September 1994. On April 2, 1995 the first worship service was held in the new Grand Rapids Evangelical Free Church.
The Growing Church
The church grew rapidly through many new ministries and community outreach and soon found that more space was needed. A new building plan was presented to the church in the spring of 2003. Construction resumed again, and in April, 2004 we celebrated our 20th year as a church along with a dedication of the new construction. In 2006, the church saw the addition of a second worship service.
The Church Today
Pastor Ken Abramson is the current Senior Pastor. In June of 2015, Associate Pastor Steve Wick joined the staff. Many of the ministries started in the 1990’s are still in operation. God’s hand of blessing and direction can be seen in the history of our church. What began as a small Bible Study with a handful of people has grown into a thriving congregation of over 300 who regularly attend services. The church has a staff of five people, a six-member elder board, a six-member executive board, and several ministry leaders and committee members.