Led by founding pastor, Sung Kim, and a launch team of 40 people, Grace Ann Arbor holds its first public worship gathering on September 13, 2009 with a 120 people in attendance, consisting primarily of grad students, young professionals, and families who are searching for a church that is more than just an event or a program to attend, but a growing community where ordinary people are together becoming more like Jesus.
Defining ourselves as a people who are together pursuing intimacy with God, connecting deeply with one another, and being Christ's presence in the world, Grace Ann Arbor grows to over 500 people within its first five years. However, our calling is not simply to grow a large church, but to seek the peace and prosperity of our city (Jeremiah 29:7). Thus, we continually ask ourselves, "Would the people of Ann Arbor notice (or even care) if we were to suddenly disappear from the fabric of our city?" (Hence, the name of the city plays an integral part of our name).