Meet New GFC Staff Member, Lauren Pope

Hey there GFC family!

I am thrilled to be serving as the Elementary Ministry Coordinator! My family has called Grace Fellowship home for almost 10 years. My husband, Daniel, and I have shared this crazy, beautiful life for 16 years and have three amazing kids, Nathan(12, almost 13!), Julianne(10), and Everley(9).

My husband, Daniel, and I moved here with two babies in tow from Ft. Worth, Texas in 2012. I love sharing our “Big Move” story, so ask me about it any time! Looking back, I am reminded of Deuteronomy 31:8… “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” At the time of our move, I was a mom of a 3 year old, 9 month old, and a baby on the way, who was about to move away from family, friends, and community. To say I was afraid and discouraged would be an understatement. However, God went before us to orchestrate and guide our new life in Johnson City.

God revealed this best through the people he placed in our lives from the moment we moved here. Grace Fellowship Church has been our place for community and connection. We have friends that have turned into family. I enjoy meeting families that have moved here and are searching for their place of belonging in a new city! Thank you, GFC for being a place where my family feels welcomed, loved, and rooted in Johnson City!

My hope for Elementary Ministry is for the children to feel loved, welcomed, and connected, so that they have the opportunity to explore their relationship with Christ and develop into the unique person He created them to be!

God goes before us and prepares a way and I am so thankful that it led us to Grace Fellowship Church!

Lauren Pope
Elementary Coordinator