Pastor Ron Cratty was born in Bangor, Maine. He graduated from the University of North Dakota... more
Tom Radonovich was born in Fresno, CA. He moved to Hawaii as a child and lived there through high school. He returned to California after high school... more
Pam Jenkins moved to the Groveland area when she was nine years old. She attended Trinity Western College in Langley, British Columbia ... more
Groveland Evangelical Free Church teaches a biblically based, evangelical theology that stands firm on essential doctrines and gives freedom on secondary issues.
To read the full EFCA Statement of Faith: click here.
The church has many different ministries, including
- Sunday Services
- Mid-Week Activities
- Food Closet
- Weddings & Funerals
- Local Outreach
- Childrens Ministry and Youth Groups
- National & Global Missions
Groveland Evangelical Free Church started in 1969 as a home Bible study in Groveland, CA. In 1970, the growing group rented a small building in downtown Groveland that had formerly been a bar. (A significant upgrade, in our opinion!)
In the next few years, the congregation continued to grow, and in 1974 construction began on the site where the current building now exists.
To read a more complete history of the church, including information on the early church members and pictures of the building, people, and site, see http://grovelandefc.blogspot.com.
The church is blessed with a wonderful facility including:
- A well-appointed worship center for Sunday services, weddings, funerals, and special occasions. The worship center has a 230 person seating capacity and an integrated AV that enhances the worship experience.
- The Fellowship Hall is used for our Contemporary Sunday services and social functions, seats 90 and has an integrated AV system.
- Childrens Sunday-school rooms used on Sundays for children of all ages. On nice days, the younger children may be found in the fenced-in playground out back.
- The youth area, which includes Tom Radanovich's offices.
- Church offices, open Monday - Thursday during office hours
You can find out more about how these facilities are used on our MidWeek Activities page.
What's the EFCA?
EFCA - The Evangelical Free Church of America, is an association of nearly 1,500 churches and church plants in a growing ministry that currently extends to some 75 countries of the world.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:8-10 [NIV]