Grace Covenant Christian Center (GCCC) was started in April 2010 by Bob and Carla
Woods out of a call by God to start a Grace Covenant based church in the Southwest
Suburbs of Chicago.
The Lord began to reveal the truths within the New Covenant to the Woods’ after
Bob had lost his job as a Vice President of a Chicago based food company. Humbled
by the layoff, God began to reveal the New Covenant and true Gospel to Bob through
several New Covenant teachers.
God deals with mankind through covenants and this New Covenant was built off of the foundation of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Christ fulfilled the law covenant on the cross and established this new (grace based) covenant upon His resurrection. It is a covenant where God is out to bless man in every way, one in which He’s never upset at us because it is a covenant of peace. Jesus took all of our sin, diseases and punishment on the cross and therefore God exhausted His anger toward Jesus on our behalf. God was able to fully reconcile with man because of Christ’s finished work at Calvary. Under this covenant, Jesus took what we deserved so that we now can have what He deserves. This is the good news of the Gospel.
It took only three months until the group of believers grew out of the Woods’ home
and in to their first building. The founding principles on running GCCC are based on
keeping church simple.