In 1999, Redeemer Presbyterian Church under the leadership of Rev. Tim Keller, planted its first daughter church across the Hudson River in two locations: Teaneck and Hoboken. This multi-site church model was ahead of its time, and enabled two congregations to be birthed at the same time. Within the first few years, the new church started its own daughter church in Montclair, NJ, continuing the pattern of church planting. In 2004, after a season of uncertainty, Grace Redeemer Church hired Peter Wang to be the new Senior Pastor.
At the time, the young church met for worship in rented space at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s campus. During this period, church attendance grew steadily, GRC became self-governing with the ordination of its initial Ruling Elders, and in 2008, GRC moved into its current facility on Galway Place in Teaneck, expanding to two worship services with a Sunday School hour in between. In 2009, the congregation sent its Assistant Pastor along with a number of families to plant a second daughter church, this time in Nanuet, NY.
From passionate biblical worship and age-appropriate Christian education on Sundays to Growth Group fellowships and compassionate outreach during the week, GRC is a missions-minded church that seeks to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Northern NJ and to the ends of the earth.