In the mid 1960s, a new church was born in the far western edge of Fort Worth, TX. Faithful people spent many years worshiping God and faithfully serving the community. The Bible reminds us “for everything, there is a season.” The Biblical book of Ecclesiastes says “ a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot.”
Grace Tabernacle Church of the Nazarene (formerly Wedgwood Church of the Nazarene) leadership believes now is the time for our church to die. We are thankful for many years of wonderful memories in our Wedgwood community.
Four other churches and a funeral home will continue using our church building: Abundant Life Community Church; W.H.A.T. Ministries; Hanain Korean Church of the Nazarene; Newbrook Church; and Church Angels Funeral Home.
Thankfully, that same Bible passage says “there is a time to plant.”
Pastor Chris Branigan has begun work to plant a new church,Renovation Community. Several current members and leaders from Grace Tabernacle will join Pastor Branigan and this new church. Renovation Community is scheduled to launch October 2017.
Even though Renovation Community does not officially launch until October, its current church members and Pastor Branigan have agreed to take over Grace Tabernacle’s largest ministry- the summer Day Camp which will now be called Camp F.U.S.E. We are thrilled this vital service to families will continue after our church closes!
As a gesture of gratitude for Pastor Branigan’s faithful service to our church and our support of this new work, his family will continue living in the parsonage [house on church property]. As we close, Grace Tabernacle Church of the Nazarene will give its facilities to Renovation Community.
Although we are saddened by the death of one church, we are excited by the upcoming birth of a new church!
—Grace Tabernacle Church of the Nazarene