Or join us Online for livestream worship services from our Highland Park site at gpchurchofchrist.com/praise.


How Long Are Your Services?

Our Service starts at 10am and We usually gather for  75 – 90 minutes for include prayer, music, singing, a sermon, communion, activities for children and the opportunity to give tithes and offerings.

How Do I Get There?

We are located on the corner of 84 Ave.and Mission Heights Drive, right across from the gas station.

When You Come

Check out our Information Centre in the main foyer to learn more about our church ministries and events.  Greeters will offer you a bulletin (filled with announcements and contact information) when you enter the auditorium.  Connect cards are included in each bulletin so you can request prayer, offering envelopes, more information, or just let us know you visited the site!

Communion (Lord’s Supper)

The celebration of the Lord’s Supper is a weekly part of our worship service. In the bread and cup of communion we participate, celebrate and remember Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. We practice open communion, so all who have committed their lives to following Jesus are invited to join with us in this central celebration of Christ’s faithfulness. You may partake or abstain, according to your conscience. At this site, we usually partake by going to the table at the front instead of passing plates down the rows.


As part of our worship of God, we collect an offering each week.  These funds support the work of our church both locally and around the world in a variety of ways and we steward each dollar with great care and accountability.  You are welcome to contribute financially, but we do not want our guests to feel any pressure to give.  If you wish to receive a donation receipt for tax purposes, please use an offering envelope and/or provide us with accurate contact information.

Casual Atmosphere

We have a relaxed approach to church life and our services have a family-friendly feel. From our music (which is different each week) to our space (the whole building gets used) to the way people interact (lots of laughs), the goal is that everyone feels welcomed and comfortable.  Our dress code is very simple: dress however you want!  If you like to dress up, dress up.  If you like to wear sweats, wear sweats.  It is our desire that everyone feels welcome to be themselves when they come to worship God.

What About My Kids?

We welcome the presence of children in the service, but we also have children’s ministry programming for newborns through Grade 6 during the sermon.  Plan To Protect procedures are followed, so all the volunteers are screened, trained and aligned with our statement of faith and parents/guardians are asked to sign their children in and out of the program areas.

A “parent’s room” with a window into the auditorium is located just off the main foyer.  Classrooms for assorted age groups, including nursery or toddler age, are located in the hallway and in the trailer just behind the church building.

Leaders & Staff

  • Scott Pence

    Site Minister - Mission Heights -

    Scott grew up in the small town of Bethel, Ohio. His father was the minister of the Church of Christ there, and Scott was actively involved in the ministry there from childhood through his high school years. After receiving a degree in mathematics, Scott went to seminary at Emmanuel School of Religion and served for five years as children’s minister in Kingsport, Tennessee. While at Emmanuel, he met Heidi, who was raised in Grande Prairie. Scott and Heidi were married in 1999 and for 4 1/2 years made their home in Calgary.

    Scott joined the staff of the Church of Christ in Grande Prairie in May 2005. He has a heart for people. He is passionate about helping people in their spiritual journey toward Christ and seeing the Spirit of God at work in their lives. Recreationally, Scott is a big sports fan. He likes playing tennis and basketball. He also enjoys laughter, singing, playing the piano, watching movies, and loving his wife and three children.

  • Andrew Watson

    Director of Youth and Children's Ministries -

    Andrew was born into a home that honored Christ, instilling in him the foundations of a faith that he endearingly refers to as a “family heirloom” in hindsight. Like an heirloom, it was sentimental and an effective method of understanding the family’s values, but functionally collected dust in his young mind. It was not until Andrew encountered Jesus, personally and radically, that he realized the true nature and value of the heirloom, and finally considered it a faith and relationship of his own. It was a Youthgroup that facilitated this introduction, and served to determine the trajectory of the rest of his life.
    Andrew attained his Bachelors of Theology at Clearwater College where he met his wife Alyssa. Together they have two daughters, Alison and Anika, with plans for a few more. Youth ministry has always occupied a special place in Andrew’s heart, and it is with great fervor that he now seeks to serve the Lord and the bride through that ministry

  • Elders Team

    Elders -

    Seeking to function as outlined in New Testament Scripture, our congregation operates under the leadership of elders. These elders are people of God, elected by our members, who with a great deal of prayer and wisdom and experience provide spiritual leadership and accountability for members of our church and our ministerial staff.

  • Church Board

    The Church Board -

    In addition to elders, our church members elect deacons and point leaders who coordinate and work with teams of volunteers. Together with the elders these individuals form our church board. The board exists to ensure compliance with government requirements, approve policy or financial decisions for the church, as well as provide a formal channel of records and communication.