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Who We Are

Our History

Our roots reach back to 1936. Guy and Eva Brafford believed God had called them to Kannapolis to start a church. They began meeting in local homes they called cottage prayer meetings. As their numbers grew they moved into a vacant store building in North Kannapolis. Soon after they erected a small building on East 12th street complete with sawdust floors, a potbellied stove and electricity via drop cord from the next door neighbor. The church had it's first official Sunday service on August 1st 1936.

In 1938 the church moved into a new building on North Cannon Blvd. and was named, "The Kannapolis Tabernacle". K.T. was deeply committed to God's Word and prayer. Hundreds of people accepted Christ, were healed and baptized in the Holy Spirit. In 1943 a radio ministry was launched. Every Sunday morning K.T.'s services were broadcast over WHIP in Moorseville as "The Tabernacle Hour". Pastor Brafford also preached a daily broadcast over WHIP. Over the following years three churches were planted by Pastor Brafford and K.T. in Rockwell, Monroe, and Lincolnton. In 1954 the church united with the Foursquare movement and became the Kannapolis Foursquare Church.

In 1969 we moved into our current building. Guy and Eva continued to lead as pastors and reach "acres of people" as they would say until 1988. At that time Glynn and Barbara Weatherby were appointed pastors and continue to serve us today. In 1989 our name was changed to Grace Covenant Church.

Grace Covenant Church is a member of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The Foursquare church is an Evangelical Penticostal movement. For more information about Foursquare please visit

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