Our Story

In God’s grace, Grace Community Church of Saddleback Valley began as an independent church in Lake Forest, California in the Spring of 1975.  The church began as a home Bible study but quickly grew and became known as a church body that held firmly to the Word of God in teaching, discipleship and evangelism.

Over the next four decades Grace continued to grow and impact the lives of people in Saddleback Valley and around the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  New ministries, small groups and missions flourished.  Our commitment to Christian Education and an increasingly secular culture led us to establish our Grace Christian Schools, including a preschool, elementary school, and junior high school, which are all located on our Trabuco Campus.

Now in our forty-third anniversary year, Grace continues to flourish as people grow in their relationship with Jesus and serve with their gifts, fulfilling God’s great plan for their lives and his Kingdom.  We are advancing in local mission and global missions in ways we never have before.