In 1989 a young pastor (Tom Dirks), along with a group of friends, had a vision to plant a new church and moved from Lubbock to San Antonio. It was at a Great Commission church in Lubbock that God knit together a team that consisted of families, students and working singles. Shortly after arriving in San Antonio, Grace Community Church was officially established and began meeting in homes. Soon, a conference room at a nearby La Quinta Inn became home base for two years and the Grace Community Church family grew quickly.