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Plant City Observer Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 2 years ago

Evangelical Presbyterian Church changes name to GracePoint Plant City

The name came after member feedback and through work with on outside firm.
by: Amber Jurgensen Managing Editor

To better reach and minister to the greater Plant City area, the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Plant City has announced a new name: GracePoint Plant City.

“After an exhaustive process of gathering member feedback and working through a structured naming process with an outside firm, the leadership unanimously agreed to the new name that we believe communicates the hope of the Gospel and the church’s uniqueness as a truth-standing Gospel church focused on the grace of Jesus Christ,” Reverend Scott Lawry, senior pastor, said.

The church desired a name that is more welcoming and expresses the themes of life, grace, reformation and living, Lawry said. 

“In today’s culture, our name created the sense that we are a church that favors an aloof intellectual approach to faith over the more practical heart and soul expression of Christian love, witness and missional outreach,” Lawry said. “Our desire is to meet the needs of those in our community by showing the love of their creator and seeking to connect them to Him.”

GracePoint Plant City is located at 1107 Griffin Road. In addition to its Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. service, followed by Bible study classes for all ages, Life Groups meet several nights of the week at members’ homes. To find out more, go to, or call (813) 759-9383.


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