Sam Dobrotka is pastor of Grace Covenant Church Statesville.

New Beginnings: Grace Covenant Church Statesville has new building, new pastor

Posted at 5:22 PM on Oct 24, 2018


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Grace Covenant Church Statesville is located at 531 North Greenbriar Road.

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Earlier this year Grace Covenant Church Statesville moved into its first permanent home since it began 17 years ago. On June 1 the church welcomed its new pastor, Sam Dobrotka.

According to Dobrotka, the move into the new facility has been transformational.

“For the first time in seventeen years we don’t have to set up and tear down for each service. We have space to seat approximately 150 people for worship, with rooms dedicated exclusively to the care and teaching of children," he said. "The building has such a warm welcoming presence about it. Needless to say, our people are very excited about our future there.”

Dobrotka brings a wealth of ministry experience and enthusiasm to his new position. Although he is seminary trained and has a Ph.D. in organizational leadership, Dobrotka believes his greatest value to the congregation is his love of people.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this next chapter in life, both for me and for the people of Grace Covenant Statesville. There is something special that occurs when a group of people are passionate about their faith, genuinely care for one another, and are committed to serving their community. All of that is present with the people of Grace Covenant Statesville.”

Located at 531 North Greenbriar Road (across from Jay Bee’s), the church meets at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning, where they enjoy dynamic worship and practical biblical teaching. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome.

Trunk or Treat Party

The community is invited to the church’s family-friendly Trunk or Treat party on Wednesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a bounce house, food, and decorated cars with candy. After enjoying the Halloween celebrations in downtown Statesville, stop by Grace Covenant Statesville to enjoy an evening of fun and festivities.

About Grace Covenant Church

Grace Covenant Church Statesville is a satellite campus of Grace Covenant Church Cornelius. A third campus is located in East Lincoln. The mission of the church is helping people become like Jesus by loving God and serving others. For more information about Grace Covenant Church, visit

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