No Perfect People Allowed

When Grace River Church was founded in O’Fallon, Missouri, in 2013, we set out to be different. Pastor Chris Highfill was passionate about starting a church for everyone – especially those who don’t like church. Now, Grace River is a church for the community, in the community, for all walks of life – no matter where you have been or what your story looks like – Grace River Church is for everyone.

God & Community

If you grew up not going to church or find you have lost your faith along the way, our church is here for you. If you have a deep relationship with God or have never had a relationship with God and want to explore the possibilities – we are here for you; God is here for you. Our church is warm, loving, and open. You are never a stranger here.

No matter where you find yourself on your journey, Grace River is a safe place for you to take the next step and grow closer to God.

Our Mission

Our mission is to love you, help you find Jesus Christ, lead you into a growing, loving relationship with Him, and change your world. We do this through music, connecting with and caring for each other, and by teaching God’s word with life-giving application.  


We hope each week something in our sermon touches your soul; that God’s message connects with your heart and you leave feeling as if you can grow from what you’ve heard, apply it to your life, and experience Him as you never have before. Each week as you listen and open your heart, we will be here for you to answer questions, to guide you, to share, and help you connect with Jesus Christ.

Your First Visit

It’s tough walking into a room where you may not know anyone. It can be especially difficult walking into a new church and feeling like an outsider. At Grace River, we never want you to feel that way.

We have a form here that you can fill out prior to your first visit and one of our team members will reach out to you before you come. If you decide just to show up, that’s great too.

We have special parking for new guests, an area where you can sign in and register your family, and a greeter who will help you get settled and introduce you to others. We have a kids’ ministry with highly-skilled and vetted children’s ministry workers so you rest easy that your kids are having fun and they are safe.

Why Not This Week?

There is an enormous need in our culture today for a sense of community, for love and acceptance, and a connection to God’s love. If you feel a need to be closer to God or want to explore Jesus, please contact us now or stop in this Sunday. We hold our services at 9:00 and 10:30 at the O’Fallon YMCA. We look forward to seeing you soon. 636-389-6160

 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saves through him. John 3:16-1