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.


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 Rob Ely
Associate Pastor

Rob Ely began serving as the Associate Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in April 2015. As pastor of youth, his desire is to see teenagers come to make faith in Jesus Christ their own and develop a solid Biblical worldview for life. As pastor of worship, Rob seeks to glorify God through Christ-centered songs and Scripture and to lead people to know Christ more deeply through theologically rich lyrics. His passion also includes expository preaching and teaching.

Rob became a Christian at age ten during a VBS in his hometown of Melbourne, Florida. He graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Theological Studies.  Before coming to Waterloo, he served in churches in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and Indiana.

Rob has been married to his wife Jamie for over 20 years and they have five wonderful children – Joseph, Joshua, Bethany, Gracie, and Rachel. Rob loves to read; some of his favorite authors include John Piper, R.C. Sproul, Steven J. Lawson, John MacArthur, and Jonathan Edwards. He enjoys spending time with his family and is a big fan of baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox.


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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