Grace Church is a church with a difference. We offer upbeat contemporary Christian services in a relaxed friendly environment. We speak your language because we’re made up of trades people, business executives, students, teachers, the young and the old – people just like you who want to know about God in the context of their day-to-day lives. We are a Bible-believing church that endeavours to introduce people to Jesus and experience all that life has to offer along the way. After all, Jesus himself said that he had come that we might enjoy life to the full, and it makes sense that the one who created all life would know the best way of living it.
Our Ministry Leaders
DERMOT & DEBRASENIOR PASTOR
Pastors Dermot and Debra Cottuli are the Lead Pastors of Grace. They have 4 children, Aidan, Kaitlin, Ryan and Erin.
Dermot and Debra are passionate about the local church and helping people encounter Jesus. They think that Tassie is the best place in the world to live and that the people here are the absolute salt of the earth. www.ipastor.com.au
Pastor Gus Yearsley and his wife, De-arne, are long-time Gracers who have a passion to see people connect with our local church and engage in life-changing behaviour, i.e., serving the local church and the broader community. Together with their three children, Ps Gus and De-arne love welcoming people new to Tasmania and new to Grace.
Pastor Ray Sakaris serves on the Eldership Team at Grace and heads up our Pastoral and New Christians team. Ray is married to Anne and they have 3 children and have lived in the beautiful city of Hobart for 22 years. Ray has a heart for encouraging everyone, but especially men, to develop a strong enduring relationship with God.
Pastor Luke and his wife Imi have a passion for young people and life that is contagious. They are committed to seeing a new generation of youth impact Hobart and bring purpose and meaning through a close relationship with Jesus. If you have teenagers then get them involved in our program – they’ll be so glad you did!
Lou Durose is our Grace to the World Coordinator. She is passionate about taking the message of hope that we have in Jesus outside of our four walls and into a desperately hurting world. She is married to Matt and is a very proud mum to little Amelie and her gorgeous new twins, Henri and Addie.
Nik and Libby Eduljee head up our Grace Kids programs each Sunday during our services. They have 5 children of their own so you know they’re more than up for the task. If you’re new to Grace and have children they’d love to meet you. See them at our Kids sign in desk in the foyer and they’ll look after you.
We’re part of an amazing network of churches . . .
AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
…. is a movement of Pentecostal Churches in voluntary cooperation. Each individual church is self-governing, but commits itself to work together with other churches in the movement for the purpose of mutual support and the spread of the gospel in Australia and the world.
The Assemblies of God in Australia was formed in 1937 and has experienced consistent growth. It adopted a new name of Australian Christian Churches in 2007 and currently consists of over 1,100 churches with over 300,000 constituents, making it the largest Pentecostal movement in Australia.
In our churches you’ll find vibrant, contemporary Christians who love the Lord Jesus Christ and express that love in lively praise and worship and in caring relationships. Australian Christian Churches are Bible-loving, evangelical and Pentecostal, and are about connecting people to Jesus Christ.
What We Believe
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word. It is accurate, authoritative and applicable to our every day lives.
We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.
We believe that sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ as both God and man is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross in our place, and rose again to prove His victory and empower us for life.
We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and the ‘new birth’ we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.
We believe that in order to live the holy and fruitful lives that God intends for us, we need to be baptised in water and be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can successfully achieve His purpose for our lives, which is to worship God, fulfil our role in the Church and serve the community in which we live.
We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and prosperous lives in order to help others more effectively.
We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”