In the 1970's, Frank Susler and his family joined Abbott Loop Christian Center in Anchorage, Alaska. From 1975 to early 1981, Frank led a successful home fellowship where new believers grew in the Lord. Following his salvation in Anchorage, Frank attended the Abbott Loop Christian Center Bible College and graduated in 1978. In March of 1981, he was ordained as a pastor. Having grown up in Milwaukee, Frank was impassioned to return and start a church. So, a team of nine adults and their children, made up primarily of Frank's home group members, were commissioned by Abbott Loop to start a local church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Grace Christian Fellowship (originally dubbed "North Milwaukee Christian Center), patterned after the New Testament, was established in June, 1981, by Pastor Frank Susler and his team, which included his son - a teenager at the time - Jim Susler.
Jim always knew he would follow in his father's footsteps. Ordained as a pastor in 1992, Jim has ministered to the congregation in many ways over the years, including acting as principal of our private school, founding a dynamic youth ministry, all while playing a key role on the GCF leadership team. We are thrilled that in 2015, Jim assumed responsibility as lead pastor of Grace Christian Fellowship. Frank continues to serve our congregation through apostolic teaching and is a key player in the messianic ministry of Tikkun International.
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Over the past few decades, Grace has taken shape, sharpened its vision, and became what it is today - a cross-generational, community-focused congregation with a passion for knowing God.