About Us

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

Rev. C. Matthew McMahon, Ph.D., Th.D., is an American Calvinist Reformed theologian, Christian preacher, and adjunct professor at Whitefield Theological Seminary.

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, baptist churches, reformed baptist churches, and Reformed Presbyterian churches.

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).

He has written over 35 books, including children’s books (for a list of Dr. McMahon’s books visit Puritan Publications here.) He is also currently involved in transcribing original 17th century sermons and treatises for publication, and has published over 65 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.

His works:

The Lord’s Voice Cries to the City: A Biblical Guide for Hearing the Word of God Preached PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
John 3:16: An Exegetical Study PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
A Practical Guide to Primeval History PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
John Calvin’s View of God’s Love and the Doctrine of Reprobation PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Covenant Theology Poster PDF ePub Mobi
Gradual Reformation Intolerable PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Children’s Shorter Catechism PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Light from Old Paths: An Anthology of Puritan Quotations, Volume 1 PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Psalm 96: A Theology of Praise PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Bah Humbug: How Christians Should Think About the Christmas Holiday PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Augustine’s Calvinism: The Doctrines of Grace in Augustine’s Writings PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Reformation Made Easy PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Systematic Theology Made Easy PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Historical Theology Made Easy PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
How to Live Every Day in the End Times PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
1647 Westminster Confession of Faith 3rd Edition PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Eternity Weighed In the Balance PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Overcoming Lust In a Sex-crazed World PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
A Simple Overview of Covenant Theology PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
How Faith Works: Rescuing the Gospel from Contemporary Evangelicalism PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Covenant Theology Made Easy PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Two Wills of God Made Easy PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Two Wills of God: Does God Really Have Two Wills? PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
A Heart for Reformation PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book

Workbooks:
The Reformed Apprentice: A Workbook on Reformed Theology PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Reformed Apprentice Volume 2: A Workbook on the Doctrine of Scripture and Biblical Interpretation PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Reformed Apprentice Volume 3: A Workbook on the Doctrine of God PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Reformed Apprentice Volume 4: A Workbook on Private Devotions PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book

Children’s Books:
Sophia and the Umbrella PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
The Cage: A Young Children’s Guide to the Biblical Teaching on Hell PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book
Umiko and the Mask PDF ePub Mobi or Printed Book

Poster sized charts on Francis Robert’s theology, and covenant theology.