Brian Parker is the Arlington Campus Pastor and Groups Pastor. He has a bachelor’s in Pastoral Studies and a pre-doctoral degree in Biblical Interpretation and Linguistics. Brian enjoys discussing the challenges of faith, both practical and academic, over a good cup of coffee. Brian and his wife Joanne have two energetic sons. He enjoys the outdoors, coffee, reading and eating his wife’s baked goods.
If it’s your first time at Grace Community Church you will be warmly welcomed. Things may feel different here from what you are used to, so here are a few frequently asked questions to help you plan your trip.
We recommend you arrive about 10 minutes early so you can settle in before service begins.
Grace has plenty of parking in the garage next to Thomas Jefferson Middle School, as well as in the lots along Second Street South.
Our service lasts just one hour and includes a short time of engaging music with a message that is relevant to your everyday life.
Absolutely. Grace is a safe place to explore faith no matter what you believe (your doubts and tough questions are welcome too).
Arlington Public Schools, in accordance with the VDH and CDC, have updated their indoor mask requirements to optional, regardless of vaccination status, taking effect March 1st. Since our services are held in an Arlington public school, Grace will be following these new mask guidelines for services and activities. Social distancing requirements have been lifted by the CDC and the Virginia Governor’s office, however Grace has a large auditorium, so feel free to spread out as much as you would like. Pre-registration is not required to attend a service. We do ask that you monitor your health and if you are sick that you consider watching the service online.
We will have full programming during the 9:30am service only. Space will be limited due to room capacities and children will undergo a quick check-in process. Be sure to allow a few additional minutes when you arrive to get your kids checked in and settled in their classrooms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for safety guidelines.
Our environment is casual. Wear jeans, your Sunday best or whatever feels comfortable.