We are a group of Jesus followers who serve a perfect God, even though we are imperfect. Through Jesus, God has restored our lives and we make it a priority that others, like us, find their lives restored, too. We want to become friends and walk with those who may feel disenfranchised or left behind.
We are all about restoration.
When we see an old rusty vehicle with scratches, dents, and bumps, we often think that vehicle is worthless. However, a person with an interest in classic cars may look at the worn vehicle and see a treasure that can be restored. Sometimes our lives have plenty of rust, scratches, dents, and bumps, and we often allow our circumstances and our choices to make us feel worthless.
God looks at our lives with our rust, bumps, scratches, and dents, and He still sees us as a treasure. He loves us so much that He gave us the sacrifice of His Son. He longs to redeem us from that old junkyard of living for sin and self and restore us to a new and life-giving relationship with Him.
We at the Garage Church want to encourage you & walk beside you as you become a living restoration to God. Having a right relationship with God motivates us toward good stewardship in every area of life. Life is just much better when we join God in His plan for us!
We value Biblical authority.
The Bible is the foundation on which everything else is built. We will honor and proclaim the truth.
We value authenticity.
We are real people with real struggles, and we are learning to manage life by God’s design. We help one another overcome our struggles and effectively deal with life’s challenges.
We value meaningful worship.
Worship as individuals and as a group is an essential part of what God uses to restore us to His design as believers.
We value redeeming relationships.
When we spend time together, we encourage one another toward a Jesus – centered lifestyle. Our gatherings are a safe place of worship for the whole family. We see people as gifts from God.
We value personal development.
We all have room for growth in our lives, so we will consistently promote personal growth through Biblical teaching and small groups.
We value prayer.
We see prayer as communication with God where we hear His heart and share ours with Him.
We value growth by multiplication.
When God changes our lives, we tell people about Him. We desire to effectively reach our community for Christ.
Thomas and Dian Glover
In 2015 Thomas and Dian Glover were sent by Lake Valley Community Church as local missionaries and they joined the Garage Church. They are long-time residents of Hot Springs, where Thomas works at Keith Smith Company while also pastoring the Garage Church. They have two sons and two grandchildren. The Garage Church was planted in 2010 by Mike and Deby Prince, along with volunteers David and LaDonna Roshto. The church has grown due to the leadership of Mike and Deby, the care and labor of the volunteers/members, and the support of many prayer warriors.