Gracewave is a church of love and acceptance. Everyone is important, gifted and valued. We were officially formed in 2012 around the gospel of grace. Through our founder David Youngren, Joseph Prince and others special teachers, our spiritual eyes have been opened to the goodness of the Gospel. Every Sunday at 10 am, we meet to become more established in grace through inspiring teaching, and to enjoy music that stirs us in love and faith. We love our children, and have programs that build them up to live extraordinary.
During the mid-week, we meet in Grace groups (small groups) throughout San Diego, and even in other parts of the world. The groups usually follow a specific curriculum designed to help all of us live our best life every day. We are also involved in various initiatives that empower the neglected, the forgotten and “the least of these” to live healthy, fulfilling and with dignity. Finally, we are not perfect, and we are totally ok with that.
David Youngren, an innovative thinker and voice today, communicates a radical message of God’s love, and has spoken to millions of people in over 80 nations.
After suffering cluster headaches, referred to as “suicide headaches” and considered the worst pain known to medical science, David Youngren was supernaturally healed when he had an extraordinary revelation of the love of Christ. This personal dramatic healing led David on a journey through scriptures that opened his understanding to the “hidden mystery” of the Bible.
With deep understanding and revelation of the Bible, Youngren is today empowering and helping people, who have become disillusioned and disappointed with God, church and religion, to discover and renew their faith in Jesus Christ. By contrasting the polarizing dichotic worldview of “good versus evil” upheld by all religions with the Christ infused transcendent life based on love, Youngren articulates a radical new way of living that leads to peace, healing and a life without limits. This extraordinary revelation of God’s love not only transforms lives, but also results in incredible miracles attracting 100,000s of people to Youngren’s global festivals.
Besides his roles as an international speaker, Youngren also leads a humanitarian organization called Juma’s World, and is the founding Pastor of Gracewave Church in San Diego, California. He is also the host of Faithin5.tv. Youngren has also produced several films, including his most recent documentary The Story produced in 2012 in association with Believe Media & Unveil Studios. Youngren is also featured in the inspiring documentary, A Filmmaker’s Search for Revival (2012), that looks at the globalization of the Christian church.
David has been married to Kim since 1985. They have two children – Sarah and Nathanael, and daughter in law – Stephanie. Before moving to San Diego, California from Canada in 2005, David was the Lead Pastor of World Harvest Church in Toronto, and Niagara Celebration Church. He was also the President of World Harvest Bible College and Open Bible Faith Fellowship.
We Believe in one God, who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is loving, holy and just.
We Believe the Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired and accurate. It is our perfect guide in all matters of life.
We Believe sin has separated us all from God, and that only through Jesus Christ can we be reconciled to God.
We Believe Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took all our sins upon Himself, died and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator.
We Believe that salvation is the gift of God to man. This gift is effected by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and it produces works pleasing to God.
We Believe that water baptism is an outward act that demonstrates a believer’s identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
We Believe the Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He guides us in all areas of our lives. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.
We Believe the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.
We Believe God wants to transform, heal and prosper us, so that we can live blessed and victorious lives that will impact and help others.
We Believe we are called to preach the gospel to all nations.
We Believe our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again just as He promised.
Pastor David Youngren shares the radical gospel of grace. The message that is preached is often linked to that of Pastor Joseph Prince of New Creation Church in Singapore.