For many of us, college was a transformative time: Jesus’ all-consuming call grabbed a hold of our hearts as we experienced the richness of life within a biblical, counter-cultural Christian community. It’s an experience and a vision we want to pass on to others—an Acts 2 church in every college town. And so, we focus on college ministry, plant churches in college towns, and encourage every one of our members to live in loving, sacrificial service and ministry.
Meet the staff of Gracepoint Riverside. We’re UC graduates with a passion to serve the college community at UC Riverside and Cal Poly Pomona. Some of us moved down from our ministries in Berkeley and Davis in 2010 as an extension of our church in Berkeley (Gracepoint Berkeley Church) with a desire to impact college students. Today, we serve alongside UC Riverside grads who share in this same vision.
Meet Eugene and Cynthia! They are the dynamic duo who lead our church here at Gracepoint Riverside. They both graduated with political economy degrees from the University of California, Berkeley with Eugene going on to become a lawyer and Cynthia a QA analyst. They have been married for over 10 years and have two lively children Zoe (7) and Isaac (5).
With zeal and compassion, they dedicated the past four years to missionary work in Taiwan, sharing God’s love with the students in Taiwan before moving to lead Gracepoint Riverside. With Eugene’s quick-wit and Cynthia’s organizational skills, on any given day at Gracepoint, you can find them planning for our church’s activities, meeting with students on campus, or simply welcoming people into their home.