The history of Grace + Peace Austin is a short one in time but a long one in prayer.
For many years, All Saints Presbyterian had prayed about sending out a new church into North Central Austin, building upon the Gospel work they had been blessed to be a part of in the Southwestern part of the city.
Simultaneously, Pastor Jay Simmons had been praying that the Lord would somehow bring him back to Austin where he went to college so that he could be a part of what the Lord was doing in the city he loved. God answered these prayers in the Fall of 2014 when All Saints called Pastor Jay and his wife Jen to lead the church planting effort.
After a year of preparation, Grace + Peace Austin was born with its first service at Lamar Middle School on August 23, 2015. G+P's vision is to be a “Gospel-Formed Family for the City”, emphasizing both the calling of God’s people into intimate community and mission to bring His light to the city.