OUR DNA

Our mission statement is , “Guiding people to be growing followers of Jesus Christ.” This is accomplished through our DNA which is comprised of five core principles. Adhering to these ethics will ensure every believer is a maturing believer.

Grow Personally

The primary goal of every Christian is to draw closer to Jesus Christ. A desire to know Him more is the only way to mature in one’s faith. And only those who take personal ownership of their beliefs will enjoy the benefits God freely offers.

Worship Regularly

There are three things the believer is unable to do on their own. They cannot grow closer to God, they cannot survive life’s hardships, and they cannot help their community. All of these are accomplished when the disciple regularly worships together with other followers. A maturing Christian is one who is deeply committed to their faith family.

Connect Relationally

The disciple of Jesus must endeavor to connect with those of like faith if they are to grow past the basic principles of Christianity. This happens when they move beyond the rows of a Sunday service and into the circle of a small group.

Serve Sacrificially

The well-seasoned believer knows the importance of service. They will use their gifts and resources for the furtherance of the Kingdom of Heaven. No matter their age, a growing Christian is a Christian utilizing whatever they have for Jesus Christ.

Give Cheerfully

Committed followers of Jesus Christ are not motivated to give their finances because they have to. They give because they want to. And not only that, they give in direct proportion to God’s generous outpouring on them. The believer happily invests in a cause which is not only bigger than themselves but will live on long after they’ve retired.

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OUR BELIEFS

Our standards are the backbone of our ministry. They not only provide the guidelines by which we make decisions, but they are also the metrics by which we judge ourselves and our effectiveness.

The Bible

The Scriptures are true, authoritative, and sufficient.

  • Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Heb. 4:12

God

There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and all things exist for the glory of God alone.

  • Genesis 1:26; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:13-17; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Timothy 2:5

Sin

With the exception of Jesus Christ, all humanity is sinful both by birth and action; the penalty for which is an eternal punishment for the spirit and body.

  • Genesis 2:15-17, 3:19; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 5:12-21; 6:23

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was born of a virgin and He is both fully God and fully human. He paid the price of humanity’s sin by becoming our substitutionary sacrifice. After which, He physically rose from the dead and is now seated on the right hand of God.  One day, he will return to take his bridethe  Churchback with him.

  • Matthew 1:20, 28:1-20; John 1:1-18, 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:1-34; Colossians 1:15-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 1:7

Heaven

There will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward with Jesus. Those who do not repent from their sin and turn to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment without Jesus.

  • Matthew 25:31-46; John 5:28-29; Acts 24:15; Romans 6:23

Salvation

Only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ, as well as through personal repentance from one’s sin, can an individual be reconciled to God. Only then will they experience true life and joy.

  • John 3:18, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:21-26; 1 Timothy 2:5-6

Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. We believe God wonderfully, and without error, created each person as either a male or a female. Together, these two sexes reflect the image and nature of God. A marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenantal commitment to each other and God. This union is to the exclusivity of all others. Should this marriage produce children, they are not only a blessing but a heritage from the Lord at the moment of conception.

  • Genesis 1:26-27, 2:22-24; Psalm 127:3-5; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33

Meet Our Leadership

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Lead Pastor

Ben Hyrne

Pastor Ben Hyrne joined Grace Pointe in the fall of 2018. Before coming to the Grace Pointe team, he served on staff at a church outside of Atlanta for over six years. Ben received his formal training from Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville, FL where he met his wife Emory. They have been married since 2010 during which God added two beautiful children, Piper Mercy in 2014 and Rowan Courage in 2018.
Ministry Coordinator

Emory Hyrne

Emory is from a small town in North Carolina. As a teenager, she asked Jesus to be her Savior and soon felt God leading her into a life of ministry. She attended Trinity Baptist College and it was there that she met Ben. Throughout her life, she’s worked on the administrative staff for two different Christian schools and served as an event coordinator for a financial firm in Atlanta. In the fall of 2019 Emory became the Ministry Coordinator at Grace Pointe. She provides office support for the pastor, coordinates church events, and develops current ministry programs with the aid of volunteers.