history & affiliation

Marysville Grace Brethren Church began as a church plant from the Powell (OH) Grace Brethren Church. In 2002, Powell GBC hired Pastor Clancy Cruise to move his family to Marysville and begin a new congregation. The church held its official launch in September 2003 at Navin Elementary School with faith in God’s provision and direction.

Marysville Grace currently averages close to 1,100 people at its Weekend Worship times and has shared its resources with ministries in Africa, Europe, and North America.


Marysville Grace is a member of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches (FGBC), a voluntary association of more than 260 congregations in the United States and Canada. Worldwide, the Grace Brethren movement includes more than 2,700 congregations serving approximately 750,000 people. Each church in the FGBC is governed autonomously while maintaining a commitment to the principles of the Bible as developed through roots in the Pietist and Anabaptist movements of Germany.

The central mission of the FGBC is to “know Jesus and to make Him known.”