Who We Are
Vision & Purpose Statement

Grace Fellowship Church exists to glorify God through
worship, discipleship, service, and mission.

We glorify God through worshiping Him for who He is and what He has done for us in Jesus Christ.
We glorify God through discipleship by striving to surrender every aspect of our lives to the lordship of Jesus Christ.
We glorify God through service by using our spiritual gifts for the benefit of the Body of Christ.
We glorify God through mission by reaching out to those who are suffering under sin's dominion with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We believe that being a Christian requires an active, living, growing faith in God through our Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in living out Acts 1:8 by putting our faith into action within our church family, in our community, our country, and the world around us.

Statement of Faith
We present the following articles as a statement of faith holding to the basic truths taught in the Bible which are common to our Christian faith and practice. Click here to read our statement of faith or download the PDF.

Leadership and Staff
Grace Fellowship Church is led and governed by an elder board, which includes the pastoral staff. Our Lay Elders for 2018-2019 are Mike Van Nyhuis, Don McGriff, Fred Saunchegrow, Brad Morris and Matt Young.


Rob B Rob Borkowitz
Lead Pastor

Rob Borkowitz began serving as the Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in December 2009. He is committed to exalting Christ through expository preaching and teaching, developing leaders, and leading the overall ministry of the church.

Rob became a Christian during his first year of college at Savannah College of Art & Design. Shortly thereafter, Rob sensed God’s call into the ministry and began attending Moody Bible Institute, where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree. He served over eight years as the Associate Pastor of Evanston Bible Fellowship while attending seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, graduating with a Masters of Divinity.

Rob has been married to Karen for over 20 years and God has blessed them with three beautiful girls. Rob loves to read; some of his favorite authors include D. A. Carson, Timothy Keller, C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and John Piper. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hanging out with friends, and is a huge Star Wars fan.


Rob Ely Kyle Dwyer
Associate Pastor of Worship and Youth

Kyle Dwyer began serving Grace Fellowship as Associate Pastor of Grace Fellowship in August of 2018. Kyle oversees both the youth and worship ministries here at Grace. His passion is to lead others in to the incredible joy of Christ through biblical worship, and to lead youth to a deeper knowledge of Christ through bible teaching and outreach. He also has a passion for expository preaching and teaching.

Kyle became a Christian at the age of 18 through the evangelism ministry of Living Waters. Kyle has lived in Eastern Iowa since the third grade, but received his education from Moody Bible Institute, completing a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies in December of 2015.  Kyle served in a church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa before coming to Grace Fellowship.

Kyle has been married to his wife Esly for over three years, and they have one little boy Matias, and another little one soon to be born.  Kyle is an outdoorsman at heart and loves to fish and hunt with his golden retriever, and also loves to travel and experience new places with his wife and family.  He is also a forever student of theology and loves to read, with his favorite authors being R.C. Sproul, D.A. Carson, Tim Keller, J.I. Packer, and Charles H. Spurgeon.



Joyce Pierpont
Childrens Ministry Director

Joyce Pierpont began serving as Children’s Ministry Director in 2014. She oversees all the children’s ministries including the nursery, Sunday School, our Wednesday night children’s program, and VBS.

Joyce became a Christian at the age of 6 after asking her Mom about her spiritual birthday. She attended Clarks Summit University and received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Joyce taught second grade for five years in Christian schools before transitioning to an administrative assistant at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio.

Joyce has been married to Russ for eight years and God has blessed them with three beautiful daughters. She loves trying out new recipes and using her hands to create things in her spare time, as well as spending time with her family.

Connie Mullins Jean Camarata
Office Manager

Jean Camarata started at Grace Fellowship in December of 2017. She admits the part-time schedule in the church office is perfect for her after many years of working in a busy office here in Waterloo. Jean has been married for 47 years to husband, Jerry, a retired Waterloo Firefighter. She has three children and six grandchildren, and loves every minute she can spend with her family. Jean enjoys reading, baking, and facetiming with her sisters on weekends. She feels truly blessed to be in a position to be of service to others.


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1760 Williston Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50702
Ph: (319) 235-9586
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