Our Vision and Story...

"As Christ followers at GracePointe, we are called to bless others with the grace we have received so we can point them to Jesus".  
Our goals  are to create a community of love, support and fellowship for all ages as we "Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations"!

The Church of the Nazarene is a Protestant Christian Church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, tracing it's roots to an anniversary date of 1908.  It was founded to spread the message of holiness (Christ-like Living) across the lands.  Today the Church of the Nazarene is located in 163 world areas.

The Church of the Nazarene is also a Holiness Church.  We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of life in which there is victory over sin, power to witness and serve, and a richer fellowship with God, all through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

GracePointe began in December 1937 as the Queensborough Church of the Nazarene.  In 1969 the church purchased our current property on Pines Road under the name of Huntington Park Church of the Nazarene.  The church merged with Werner Park Church in 1988 and in 2009 took the name GracePointe Church of the Nazarene with the goal of reaching our community in Shreveport-Bossier. 

What We Believe...

In one Creator God, who reveals Himself as Father, Son and Spirit.

In the deity and humanity of Jesus Christ.

The Bible is the inspired and relevant Word of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation.

All people have sinned and need God's grace and forgiveness which is free and available to all through Jesus' death on the cross.

God draws us to Himself but the decision to respond is ours.

An individual must repent and trust Christ to receive forgiveness and eternal life.

As Christians we need to offer our whole lives to God (the biblical word for this is sanctification).

When we give ourselves to God in this way, HIs Spirit can fully mold us into Christ-likeness; His perfect love is reflected in our attitudes and actions; and God empowers us to live more abundantly.

The church is the Body of Christ carrying on His purposes in the world.

God can bring healing.  Jesus Christ is coming again.

For a more detailed outline of the Church of the Nazarene's  Statement of Faith, please visit the Church of the Nazarene

Meet the team.

We believe we are all called into ministry, however, there are those who are called specifically to serve the church in fulfilling the "great commission ".  Our "community" has many parts, all focused on worshiping, growing and serving Christ.  

David Craig

Lead Pastor
Pastor David began his journey as our Lead Pastor in June 2011. Prior to coming to Shreveport, he has served in Texas, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.  His call since high school has been to serve Jesus for a lifetime in ministry.  He is married to Dawn and they have two sons, Caleb and Adam. 

Danny Rester

Associate Pastor
Pastor Danny joined GracePointe in 2011.  He served as Worship Leader for a few years until becoming Associate Pastor in 2014. He was ordained in 2020.  He is bi-vocational, working at Riverdale Academy in Coushatta  as Principal.  He and his wife, Valinda have three daughters, Jeralyn, Jaylie and Joy, and one son, Jaryd.   

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Student Pastor
We a currently without a Youth Pastor, but we are praying earnestly for God to provide.  We are blessed to have a group of people who are stepping up to fill in for our teens until God's appointed time.  Join us in prayer as we seek his will. 

Emily Taylor

Discipleship Pastor
Pastor Emily came to know Christ as her Savior at the age of ten.  She felt a call to ministry at the age of fourteen, and went on to pursue that call at Trevecca Nazarene University.  She is currently working full time outside of church, as well as working on completing her Bachelors degree through Northwest Nazarene University. She has three children, Toby, Malachi and Leah.  

Dawn Craig

Office Administrator
Dawn has served as our office administrator for the past 10 years.  She and Pastor David have been married since 1986.  Dawn graduated from Southern Nazarene University in 1988.  Her greatest joy is spending time with her family and serving in ministry along side her husband.  
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Aubrey Avise

Nursery/Children's Director
Aubrey started attending GracePointe as a teenager.  After graduating from  Huntington High School in 2018, she became our nursery attendant.  A year later, Aubrey became our Nursery Coordinator.  In 2023, Aubrey was appointed as Children's Director.  She is currently working on ministry classes through our district.
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Kevin McCoy

IT & Media Coordinator
Kevin heads up our  IT/Media/Tech ministry.  He has a talent for organizing, teaching and implementing all things media related!  Kevin loves to serve in the church in various other ministries, with the desire to offer himself in the service of "Kingdom" building. He has served in various other ministries over the years and in many different capacities and has brought with him a wealth of knowledge. 

Serenity Love

Youth Ministry Intern
 Serenity joined our ministry team last year after receiving her local ministers license.  She is interning in our youth department , focusing on youth development and The Arts in dance and drama.  Serenity has a passion for the Lord and sharing his love with others.  While  working full time outside the church, she is pursuing a courses of study in ministry.  
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Kristy Smith

Kristy grew up attending GracePointe .  She went to Northwestern State University and earned  a degree in nursing.  Kristy  joined our team this year as our part-time custodian and works full time in the elder care field.  She has two adult children, Danny & Suzanna.  Kristy loves  animals!