Blessings to you and welcome! My beautiful wife Beth and our four children (Levi, Julia,
Joanna and Joy) live in Grandview and I have been the pastor here since January 2009. I
was also the youth pastor here before that for 7 years.
I'm confident you will find the information you are looking for on this website, yet you clicked
on the "about us" page. Maybe out of curiosity or to see what my family looked like (see the
picture to the right) or to simply read the greeting or to see what I would say about the
All perfectly good reasons, but I have no doubt that some, maybe you, are looking for
something, anything that would lead you to believe that Grandview Church of the Nazarene is
a place where you could belong and where you could encounter the living Jesus. It is no
accident. God is at work in all of our lives drawing us to Himself. God is at work in you! I
pray for you even as I write this and hope that you will find a church home where you can
grow, serve, build relationships and worship God; either ours or another church that
proclaims Jesus as Lord.
Grace and peace of Christ to you,
Pastor Eric Forgrave
About the Church of the Nazarene
Grandview Church of the Nazarene was started in 1953 and our first location was on the
corner of 8th and Goode Street in Grandview. We have been at our current location on the
corner of 15th Street and Highgrove since 1963. Our guiding vision statements or how we
participate in God's mission to make Christlike disciples in the nations are- "To be a visible
sign of Christ's presence and love to the people of the community and to the world." and "We
believe in the importance of praying in unity for all people- in the church, the community,
nation and world."
The "Nazarene" we mean is "Jesus Christ of Nazareth"- the One attested to us by God with
deeds of power, wonders and signs, who was handed over to be crucified and killed, who God
raised from the dead and made both Lord and Messiah (Acts 2.22-36; 3.6).
The mission of the Church of the Nazarene is to make Christlike disciples in the nations. For
information about the history, core values, articles of faith and mission of the Church of the
Nazarene go to http://nazarene.org/about-nazarenes