The first meeting place was on Shallowford Road, in a conference room that seated 75; nearly 150 people attended the first worship service! The congregation then moved to a larger site in Eastgate Mall. During the first meeting at the mall location, Dr. Newman complimented the worshippers for the generosity, love, and grace extended to him. He requested that the name for the new church be “GraceWorks.” A permanent site was located for the church, near the intersection of Lee Highway and Highway 153. A 110’ cross now stands on the property as a prominent landmark in Chattanooga; the cross was given by Dr. Don Brock. In June 2014, Dr. Bill Owens joined the staff and became the Pastor, a position he held until October 2020. Rev. Michael Prettyman joined the staff in 2016; both continue to serve with the current lead Pastor,
Rev. Tony Leonard.