Purified Church

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Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Forest Grove Christian Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples by sharing the only Gospel that saves, to edify believers, and to serve as God’s hands and feet.  We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and stand on it’s truth.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. 


Lance Walch, Pastor (with wife Jennifer, son Sam, and daughter Magdalyn)

Lance and Jennifer were hired as Youth Ministers in 2009.  However, Lance, being called into full-time ministry, now serves as Pastor.  Lance and Jennifer have been blessed with a wonderful son, Sam, and beautiful daughter, Magdalyn.



Ray Ross (pictured with daughter, Allison), Director of the Board

The Bible has a lot to say about leadership, and Ray is gifted in taking those instructions and implementing them in a way that matches the character of God. However, he does not accomplish this task alone as he is joined by other board members.

Where Can I Serve?

One of the most important values of Forest Grove Christian Church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads across the world.  Forest Grove members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as cleaning and maintaining church property, to folding the church bulletins, to assisting in worship services, and preparing for the needs of the Church.





Youth Classes

Each Sunday morning at 10am, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. 

Adult Class

Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of Forest Grove, meets in the old fellowship hall behind the sanctuary and provides a welcoming atmosphere for all aged (forever)young people.

Senior Adult Class

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begin. However you can be any age to join this class in the sanctuary every Sunday morning. Whether retired, just plain tired, or active as ever, this group provides Spiritual refreshment, the Word of God, and times of valuable interaction. 


Share The Gospel!

Forest Grove Christian Church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons and videos. You can browse the selection below to keep up with the teaching ministry.

For our most recent sermons, or to listen to our archive: please visit our sermon archive page here.


Preacher’s Blog

Is it the end of the world?

First of all, from a Biblical perspective I have to say – don’t worry about it.  In the grand scheme of things we are not supposed to be worrying about whether it is the last days or not.  We should be living our lives as if it is the last day.  We should be hopeful that tomorrow we could be on the beginning of our eternal journey with Christ.  We should be currently living each day as if it is the last chance we will be able to talk to someone about Christ.

If we are looking forward to our time with Jesus Christ and if we truly recognize just who He is and what He has done for us (taking our sin and nailing it to a cross), then we should not be able to contain ourselves from sharing this message with everyone we come in contact with.  Our priority should be to further the Kingdom that God will restore when the time comes.

God created man for an intimate relationship with Himself.  We messed that up by practicing our freedom to choose, and we chose sin.  So God went about a process to redeem us back to Himself.  That was the purpose for the nation of Israel, and that was the purpose of His Son entering the world.  The purpose for His death and resurrection was to conquer death on my behalf.  No longer does blood have to be shed for the act of sin because His blood was shed once and for all.  Now we live under the umbrella of grace with our hope of tomorrow being truly redeemed to the Father who put this entire plan in motion from the very beginning.

See how it works?  God is so much bigger than most of us give Him credit for.  All He wants is that relationship back.  He wants a relationship with you.  Right now, and if you accept – it will last an eternity.


-FGCC Youth will meet Sunday night 11-5-17 at 7pm in the house next to the sanctuary.  
-Choir practice for our Christmas Cantata will resume Sunday, 11-5-17, at 4:30pm. 
Trunk-R-Treat will be October 28th at 5:30pm in the parking lot
-Men’s Bible Study: Every Tuesday evening from 7 – 9pm in the Fellowship Hall..
-Women’s Bible Study: Tuesday from 7pm – 9pm, and Wednesday, from 10am – Noon. Child care is     provided free of charge by Cathy for the Wednesday morning sessions.  9-12-2017 through 10-17-2017

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FGCC Ladies Social Painting
Fun with paint!

Fun with paint!

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Service Times:
Sunday: Praise Music Service – 9:30am
                    Sunday School for all ages – 10am
             Worship Service – 11am

1st Wednesday every month we have a fellowship meal at 6pm and a lesson that follows.

Office Hours: Times vary; please call.  Most days, 8am – 5pm.

Church Location & Address: 8902 S US Highway 77  Rockdale, TX 76567. (click here for map & directions)

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (512) 446-5627

Email: pastor@forestgrovechristianchurch.com

In the case of death or emergency please contact us by phone or email us below.

  • Lance & Jennifer 979-716-8409
  • Or call the church @ 512-446-5627


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