Core Values

Grace Covenant Church was founded in 1977 in Virginia Beach, VA. We unashamedly believe the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God and our only infallible rule for all matters of faith and practice. We are Reformed, Baptistic and Confessional. 

We are a group of sinners being transformed by grace that wants to see Christ put on display in our own lives and in the lives of those around us. We believe this begins with what we do as a church and then organically branches out into who we are in our own spheres of influence. We worship the risen Christ, are discipled by His Word and Spirit, and seek to make Him known.


God has made himself known to all mankind through his creation and his Word. Everything we need to know about God and what he expects of the world may be found in his Word. For this reason, Grace Covenant Church centers its life together around the Word of God. We listen to it read, preached, sung, and prayed. We talk about it in home groups, in discipleship classes and seek to pattern our lives after it. At the center of the Word is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord has also given us the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper. We take our baptism seriously as we are reminded of our new creation in Christ. Our union with Christ is continually stoked to greater devotion as we spiritually feed on the body and blood of our Lord in communion. 


God not only saves his people for the life to come, he also changes their lives now. This is a life-long process that we share together. At Grace Covenant Church, we take discipleship seriously. Discipleship takes place in our bi-weekly home groups, individual discipleship relationships, pastoral counseling, and special church events. In these venues, we encourage and hold one another accountable as we speak the truth in love.


The risen Lord Jesus Christ gave the church its marching orders in the Great Commission. Our mission is to make known the good news to every man, woman and child that God saves sinners through the person and work of his Son Jesus Christ. At Grace Covenant Church, we seek to make known that good news to those around us.