Grace Chapel was born out of a need in East Tennessee for an uncompromising covenanted church that faithfully holds to God’s prescribed principles of worship found in Scripture, and to the historic Christian faith. We are a church that does not take any exceptions to Scriptural truth, the Westminster Standards or the Canons of Dordt. We look to honor God in life and worship, with a hearty resolve to uphold biblical preaching and teaching for the Christian’s growth in Christ. We desire to see Christ’s church grow and expand through our witness in our community, state, country and world, but we look to God for Scriptural growth without giving up any of the essentials of the historic Christian faith.
About Grace Chapel’s Pastor
We brought in our pastor, Rev. C. Matthew McMahon, BABS, MATS, DAR, Ph.D., Th.D., who is an American Calvinist Reformed theologian, Christian preacher, and founder of the largest circle of Reformed sites on the internet.
He was initially sent to prepare for ministry in 1988, and later ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1995 by New Meadows Congregational Church (Reformed), Topsfield, MA.
His ordination has been recognized by congregationalist churches (reformed), founder’s baptist churches (SBC), reformed baptist churches, and Presbyterian churches (PCA, RPCNA, RPCGA).
He has studied with teachers such as Dr. Roger Nicole, Dr. RC Sproul, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, Dr. John Gerstner, Dr. J.I. Packer, Dr. Richard Pratt, and Dr. Kenneth Talbot.
He has taught and pastored for almost 30 years, and is the Founder of A Puritan’s Mind (1997), (www.apuritansmind.com) and Puritan Publications (www.puritanpublications.com), and manages Reformed.org and CRTA.org.
He has written over 45+ books, including children’s books and Christian workbooks. He is also involved in transcribing original 17th century sermons and treatises, and has worked on over 65 individual authors from the Westminster Assembly, as well as dozens of other Reformed and Puritan works. (Visit Puritan Publications for more information).
His favorite Scripture passages are Psalm 119, John 3, Romans 5-9 and Ephesians 2.
His ministerial degrees include:
Southeastern Bible College, Lakeland, FL 1989-1992
Earned: B.A. (Bachelors: Bible and Pastoral Ministry; Minor in Greek)
Reformed Theological Seminary, Maitland, FL 1992-1994
Earned: M.A.T.S. (Masters of Theology: Reformed Theology; Minor in Philosophy)
Whitefield Theological Seminary, Lakeland, FL
Earned: Doctorate of Religion in Theology (Emphasis on Reformed Theology and History) Earned Jan., 2005
Earned: Ph.D. in Christian Intellectual Thought/Historical Theology, March 2006
Earned: Th.D. in Puritan Theology, May 2009
Many of his older sermons and teachings can be found on Sermon Audio.
All his personally written works can be found listed here.