Grace Fellowship is an ethnically diverse church serving God and the shoreline communities near New Haven. We are a place of celebration were people just like yourself come together to celebrate the one thing that we value most, our relationship with God. Our purpose is to reach our communities with the truth of the Gospel and to equip and empower believers for service.


Showing God’s love through Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, And Evangelism.


Music and arts are very important in GFC’s worship celebration. A full band and five singers take the stage every Sunday and invite fellow believers, friends and guests, to join and worship God together with contemporary songs and music. Our focus is not to impress visitors or put on a performance, we simply wish to magnify God’s name and to connect you with His presence.

We believe that true worship can cleanse the heart, renew the mind from the daily stress of life, and prepare it to listen to simple but relevant Christ-centered preaching. If you have no place to go on Sunday, we invite you to stop by and listen; you just might hear something that will transform you.


GFC operate under the idea that each person should aim to win, disciple, and mentor other people in the Christian faith. So we are committed to make each member a disciple maker, to equip, mentor, and support members for the fulfillment of the Great commission; helping each member to discover his/her gifts and how to integrate them in ministry (SHAPE Class).

We do this best trough one-on-one discipleship and our CLASS Program (CLASS 101 to 401).


We are social beings who need fellowship with God and with other believers. Our life groups (small groups) are great tools to promote healthy relationships that help members find intimate community, practical help, support, and accountability.

If you come Sunday we will meet you after service at Cafellowship, a time for refreshment and fellowship with the finest group of people you will ever meet.


Jesus Christ commanded his followers to go and make disciples. Obedience to this command requires a proactive approach in sharing the Gospel in a continuum that begins in the local community and expands to people in other nations. GFC is committed to local and world evangelism. We currently evangelize the local community with Christ centered services in two languages (English and Spanish), one-on-one discipleship, and hosting life groups

We also sponsor missionaries in four countries, including the Philippines where a family from our local church has established a mission, planted a church, and is currently in the process of planting a second one.


Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

II Corinthians 5:20


Meet the Grace Fellowship leadership team

David Rodriguez
Senior Pastor

Abraham Hernandez
Associate Pastor

Ramon Cruz
Youth Pastor


God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. He desires to have fellowship with you. However, your sin separates you from a holy and perfect God and you are unable to have a relationship with Him without the forgiveness of your sins. The Bible teaches about a literal, eternal heaven and a literal, eternal hell. You must choose Jesus to choose heaven. God is offering the invitation of a lifetime right now. Make the wise decision to read and accept His invitation of salvation today.



Where can God use your talents?


We believe that the greatest benefit a person will receive by attending a small group is the close relationships that will develop. You’ll discover that your needs, problems and conflicts are not unique. In a small group, you can ask questions, participate in a discussion of the test or subject, and hear other insights and illustrations of truth.


While the nation gets constantly overwhelmed by images and messages that distort God’s truth and shift people further from Him, our desire is to see media used to draw people closer to the one who saves – Jesus Christ. Grace Medias purpose is to explore our gifts to advance the mission of the church and the message of the Gospel.


As you enter college, you begin a new exciting journey. These next years will define who you really are. You will encounter things you would never have imagined; things you might not be prepared for. That was why Grace Fellowship Church created SHIFT Young Adult Ministry.


Worship is a way of life for the believer. The worship ministry at GFC seeks to model and encourage each other and our congregation in that way of life through song. We love to use the musical gifts God has given us to lift the name of Jesus high in gratitude and surrender, glorifying our Father through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.


It is God’s vision and heart to see that all men stand up and take their God given place as the priest of their homes, watchman to their families and churches, willing servants, loving and honest husbands, responsible fathers and to be men of integrity.


Women have special gifts from God, talents that He has blessed them with. WOG is committed to help women discover their gifts, and how to match those gifts to needs in the church and even in the community, empowering them to serve others with their talents.


In response to the social and spiritual needs of the youth within our church and community we are providing programs, activities, and events that which allow the youth to build a strong foundation of faith.


At Grace Fellowship, we believe that God’s kingdom starts with children. Our goal is to set them on the path to a lifelong relationship with our savior, Jesus Christ. To that aim, children are taught biblical values and principles.

Parables: Re-Imagine

My granddaughter Isabella has a special ability; she can play and talk with her dolls and toys for endless amounts of time. She has a room in my house where she goes to play. Like Lucy in CS Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, she finds an entrance to her Narnia; I can hear her telling stories to her dolls and toys about Daddy and Mommy, about Wela, and sometimes about Welo (that is me). Ev …


Parables: Things to keep in mind

Things to keep in mind as we go through our sermons series on the parables:

  • Parables are little stories used to teach one lesson. You should keep that in mind- a parable doesn’t address many questions, only one; it doesn’t address many issues, just one; it doesn’t cover many points, but one. This means that if we try to find a meaning …


Listen to our current sermons

Nov 15, 2015
Is you life alot like Jonahs? Does anger and opinions sometimes stop you from doing Gods will?
  • Nov 15, 2015Jonah
    Nov 15, 2015
    Is you life alot like Jonahs? Does anger and opinions sometimes stop you from doing Gods will?
  • Nov 8, 2015Are you the one He is looking for?
    Nov 8, 2015
    Are you the one He is looking for?
  • Oct 13, 2015A true Connection with God: What does the world see in us?
    Oct 13, 2015
    A true Connection with God: What does the world see in us?
    Abrahams Sermon based on 2 Chronicles 9:1-4
  • Sep 13, 2015Where is your Passion? The Parable of the 10 Virgins
    Sep 13, 2015
    Where is your Passion? The Parable of the 10 Virgins
    Sunday Sermons
  • Aug 23, 2015Understanding Forgiveness:The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
    Aug 23, 2015
    Understanding Forgiveness:The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
  • Aug 16, 2015Running the Race
    Aug 16, 2015
    Running the Race
    Sunday Sermons
  • Aug 2, 2015The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
    Aug 2, 2015
    The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
    Sunday Sermons




Pray for the rebels

With all the tragedy happening around us, it is easy to think of ourselves as different. We pray for those hurt, but for those who have caused the pain we say, “What is wrong with these people?” Some might even think, “How can God forgive that?” But we have to remember; in one way or another, we are all on the same boat.

The Bible describes our predicament: “There is no one righteous, not even …


Whats your Purpose?

Sometime were like zombies.  Working just to feed our appetites. Whimsical with no real purpose, no plan.  The enemy loves that!  I can imagine Satan saying, “Keep them busy and they won’t have time for God.”  In CS Lewis’ apologetic novel, The Screwtape Letters, senior Demon Screwtape dialogues with his nephew Wormwood, a Junior Tempter; “It is funny how mortals always picture us as puttin …


Surrender the Beast!

Once more, defeated by bad habits, temptation and sinful ways, discouragement has its way with us. When will we ever stop our corruption, rise above evil and conquer goodness? When we surrender.
Our sinful nature is like a wild beast. Have you ever heard of a lion capable of taming himself? Or a wolf who pondered on the possibility of becoming vegetarian so he would no longer have to devour weaker innocent creatures? There is only one way for wild animals to give up or control their innate wildness and predatory instincts: submitting to the training and instruction of an expert trainer. So what on earth makes us think we can live a righteous life in our own strength, or even apart from God?
“I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in (surrender to) Me and I in you (allow Me to help you), you will bear much fruit (you will find yourself victorious over sin); apart from Me (on your own) you can do NOTHING.” John 15:5
How do we surrender? 1) By seeking Him in prayer, bible reading and study, and networking (active fellowship) with other God fearing people. 2) By closing the door to the many distractions and sources of worldly things that we find so desirable and draw so much pleasure from. But you said we can’t do it in our strength! Wah! (I’m whining to myself here). Here’s the key and the strategy that will help us a little each day and will grow us stronger in our walk with Him: the more we choose to do number 1, the more strength we will have (the more power God gives us through His word) to do number 2. And as we develop an increasing hunger and thirst for number 1, the easier it will get for us to do number 2 without so much struggle. (No, this is not potty talk. Concentrate.)
“For the Word of God is alive and active (ready to work at ALL times). Sharper than any double-edged sword (able to cut through the hardest or most stubborn of hearts), it penetrates (nothing can block it) even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow (much better than Thor’s hammer); it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart (it puts our consciousness on trial, not to sentence us to prison, but in order to set us free).” Hebrews 4:12 NIV
Therefore, when we “consume” (read, study, meditate on) His Word, also known as “The Bread of Life,” we invite Him into our thinking process. It is a transforming power. This is why we do not have to try to transform ourselves (we can’t anyways), we take in His sword and It will cut through all the yucky stuff we have sticking to our minds and thoughts. He does the work.
If you call the plumber to come fix a problem in your house, would you expect him to do the work without entering in?
Carmen Tanski


Contentment can be found!

We usually look at other people’s lives and think, “Man, they have it good.” We live unhappily thinking that our lives could be so much better than it is now. Wanting more, envying others for what they have and feeling like victims of circumstance. Look at this article from Christianity today:

“Being a Facebook user, I love posting prayer requests or sharing photographs with friends and family member …


TGFB! (Thank God For Beginnings)

Often times, we hear or read encouraging words urging us to press on towards a given goal, to keep our eyes on the prize, to give our 110% push because we’re almost there, at the end.
A less frequent, but not uncommon, message is the one about the journey. Keep working out, make sound choices, save one dollar a day, don’t give up, put one foot in front of the other, etc.

&nbs …


Mountain or Molehill?

I love how eight year olds think they have it all figured out. I was watching my son Noah and his best bud Josh practice their scooter jumps on a DIY ramp they proudly made out of some scraps of wood. It couldn’t have been more than a half a foot high but determination in their eyes and the sense of accomplishment they got every time they successfully jumped off their mini ramp was quite amusing. …”Dude! Did yo …


Lets Face it…we are all failures.

Have you ever watched those epic fail videos on YouTube? Let me tell you, I can spend hours just watching that stuff. The things people try to do, knowing they cant, is just ridiculous! There was one video of a man trying to do a flip off of his roof onto a trampoline. Well, he jumped…he made it to the trampoline…then he bounced off, hit the side of the house and landed on his head. That video got me thinkin …



Humility: Marked by meekness or modesty in behavior, attitude, or spirit; not arrogant or prideful.

“You rescue the humble, but your eyes watch the proud and humiliate them.” 2 Samuel 22:28

A friend and I were talking about humility a …


Service With A Smile!


Husbands Love your Wives.

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,  so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their w …


Grace Fellowship Church

Address: 965 West Main Street, Branford, CT 06405

Phone: (203) 488-8107
Email: info@gfcb.org

Pastor: David Rodriguez
Email: pastor.dave@gfcb.org

Service Times

Tuesdays: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sundays: 11:00am to 1:00pm

Spanish Service

Sundays: 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Office Hours

Tuesdays: 9:30am to 12:00pm
Thursdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm

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