// SO PEOPLE FAR FROM GOD EXPERIENCE RADICAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH CHRIST //
Matt and Heidi Grohocki lived in Florida for a period of 10 years, which is where they both met the Lord at the age of 29. Their lives were impacted so much so that they decided to immediately and obediently follow God’s will for their lives and relocate their family 1200 miles north, back to their home town, to plant Revelation Church. At the time, Matt was the youth pastor at the church where he met the Lord and Heidi was in her 7th year as an elementary school teacher. With resignation letters in hand, they took their first step towards launching Revelation Church. When they arrived in CT, with 3 boys and a full moving truck, their hearts were bursting with the excitement that comes with being in God’s will, doing God’s work, and bringing God the glory that He deserves. It was not always easy: there were roadblocks, lots of “no’s”, set-backs, and delays. However, with perseverance and a lot of prayer,
Revelation Church had its first service on 9/30/12 with 209 people in attendance. Two years and two location changes later, Revelation Church became the proud owner of a 327 acre piece of property in Bozrah, CT. The property needed some renovations before the congregation could move there. The space that they remodeled just barely fit the size of the current congregation so plans for the construction of a larger building became a fairly urgent need. The What If Vision Campaign was born and went public in the fall of 2016. The church came together and pledged to raise $1 million. The total expected cost of the new church building is around $3.5 million.
God has great things planned for Revelation Church. The 327 acres will also be home to a youth camp where teens can come with their youth groups to experience God away from the strong pull of the world, as well as an adult retreat center for couples who need to invest time into their marriages or adults in ministry who are in need of rest and time away.
Our goal has always been to be a church that plants churches, and in the summer of 2017 (just 5 years after launching our Bozrah Campus) this became a reality. In a community in desperate need of a contemporary church, Revelation Church Saratoga Springs launched in September of 2018. After a complete renovation of the building, we set out to seek God with the same mission as we had in Connecticut – to see radical change in the lives of every person in the area who is far from God. This is just the beginning of what we know God wants to do through this body of believers, and we cannot wait to see how He will shape the community of Saratoga Springs, NY!
Revelation Church has seen tremendous growth and success since its existence:
– People are being saved and baptized.
– Families are getting stronger.
– Marriages are being restored.
– Chains of addiction are being broken.
– Spiritual growth is occurring.
– Future leaders are being developed.