About Us

Welcome to Gray Community Church!

We are so glad you are here! Check out this page to find out more about who we are and what we believe. We can't wait to meet you!

Our Core Values

Jesus Centered

It's all about Jesus, always has been, and always will be!

Community Driven

We believe life is better together!

Spirit Filled

We believe the Holy Spirit is our guide!

Core Practices
Core Practices

We believe these core practices empower disciples to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Prayer – Conversation with God

Worship – Adoration of God

Word – The message to us from God

Discipleship – Learning to love like God

Mission – Loving those around us with God

Multiplication –  Teaching these things to others

Sabbath – Resting in God

We Are A Church Of Community Groups!

Community groups are the heartbeat of Gray Community to grow in relationship with one another and with Jesus! These groups gather in homes weekly to share a meal, fellowship, read the Bible together, pray, and live on mission together. The entire family is welcome and can participate!

If this sounds like the type of community you want to be part of,
we would love to meet you.

Our Story

Meet Our Pastors
Meet Our Pastors

Josh and Jordan Echols

Josh and Jordan planted Gray Community Church in April of 2023 with a heart to reach Gray/Jones County with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They both have served as pastors in Georgia for 8+ years. They both hold degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary and are ordained Ministers in The Wesleyan Church. The Echols have been married for 6 years, and have a son named David. They enjoy playing pickleball and spending time with their family!

What We Believe:

Our Accountibility

Gray Community Church is a local expression of The Wesleyan Church.​

Statements of Faith

The Bible

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible. The Scripture in its entirety is composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, which originated with God, and was given through the instrumentality of many different chosen authors.



We believe that there is one living, true, holy God, eternally existent in the Holy Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus was miraculously conceived, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life. Christ was fully man and fully God, walked our earth, lived a life of obedience, suffered at the hands of men, and died on the cross. He fully atoned for the sins of all, was bodily resurrected, and enthroned at God’s right hand as our Intercessor.



The central purpose of God’s revelation in Scripture is to call people to fellowship with Himself described as follows:

  1. Humankind was specially created but is now tragically lost apart from God’s redeeming grace.
  2. Each person can be made new in Christ by the Holy Spirit and thereafter continuously grow in the knowledge of God.
  3. Salvation is wholly a work of God’s free grace, received by repentance and faith.


The Christian Life

The essential accompaniment of a genuine saving relationship with Jesus Christ is a life of holiness and obedience, attained by believers as they yield to the Holy Spirit. As the believer submits more fully to the Lordship of Christ, the Holy Spirit releases the power that enables the believer to be pure in heart and totally dedicated to God. The work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer is both instantaneous and progressive, guiding in understanding and empowering for fruitful service.


The Church

We believe that all believers become members with one another in the church universal with Christ as the head. God’s people who acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord should meet regularly for worship and prayer with the ultimate purpose of loving God and fulfilling the Great Commission.


Human Destiny

We believe the Scriptures clearly teach that there is a conscious personal existence after death described as follows:

  1. All who die without faith in Christ will suffer eternally without Christ, while those who believe in Christ as Savior will enjoy eternal life.
  2. Christ will return to judge the world, receive the saved, and rule the world in righteousness.


Faith & Practice

Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. This church seeks to impact the community by accurately interpreting doctrinal truth for the benefit and growth of both the seeker and the believer. Gray Community Church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where Scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom we are all ultimately responsible.

Position Statements

The Church adopts official statements of the Wesleyan View on issues in order to encourage individuals to integrate faith and life to respond appropriately and responsibly to current cultural and public policy matters. Click here to view The Wesleyan Church’s Position Statements.