Sovereign Grace Ministries

Sovereign Grace is a family of churches who partner together to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to fulfill our mission by planting and strengthening churches, training pastors, producing resources, and engaging in missions throughout the world.

The best way to get to know us is by visiting one of our local churches, but this section of our website (along with the links listed on the right) will help you get acquainted with our mission and emphases too. As a starting point, this overview of the ministry should give you a fuller picture of who we are: 


  • Beliefs: We are evangelical, Reformed, and charismatic (
  • Size: Our family includes about 80 churches. Most of them are in the U.S., with some in Canada, Mexico, Bolivia, western Europe, eastern Africa, eastern Asia, and Australia. In all, we partner to varying degrees with pastors and church-planting networks in about 20 countries
  • Origins: Sovereign Grace Ministries was founded in 1982 out ofCovenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland. We were originally known as People of Destiny International, but changed the name to Sovereign Grace Ministries in 2003.
  • Sovereign Grace churches are governed by the The Sovereign Grace Book of Church Order (PDF).