Meet Brian Parker

Campus Pastor
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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.

Plan A Visit

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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. Beginning Sunday, July 11 we return to indoor services inside the auditorium.

When do I need to get there?

We recommend you arrive about 10 minutes early so you can settle in before service begins.

Where do I park?

Grace has plenty of parking in the garage next to Thomas Jefferson Middle School, as well as in the lots along Second Street South.

How long is the service?

Our service lasts just one hour and includes a short time of engaging music with a message that is relevant to your everyday life.

Can I attend if I’m not sure what I believe?

Absolutely. Grace is a safe place to explore faith no matter what you believe (your doubts and tough questions are welcome too).

What guidelines are you following for COVID-19 safety?

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals in the lobby and auditorium. Masks are required in the children’s programming areas in accordance with CDC guidelines, masks will also be required of staff and volunteers serving in the children’s areas. Social distancing requirements have be 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 service online.

What about my kids?

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 michele.smith@trygrace.org for safety guidelines.

What should I wear?

Our environment is casual. Dress in comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather and bring a camp chair or blanket.