Sudanese Grace Episcopal Church is a church community founded by Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan — the name given to refugee children from war-torn southern Sudan in eastern Africa. We journeyed from what is now South Sudan, stopping in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, before making Grand Rapids our home. Sudanese Grace started in 2003 under the love, guidance and mentoring of the late The Rev. Charles H. Howell and members of Grace Episcopal Church in East Grand Rapids. We held our first worship service there in 2003.
Over the past 19 years, our faithful congregation has worshiped in several locations across the greater Grand Rapids area. As a result of the generosity of the former Wallin Congregational Church, we now enjoy our own permanent home! Our church is located in the John Ball Park neighborhood of Grand Rapids, just off I-196 and Lake Michigan Drive.
We are proud that Sudanese Grace Episcopal Church has become a draw for other South Sudanese from other parts of the U.S. to relocate to the greater Grand Rapids area.