WHEREAS, Grace Family Worship Center is the second ministry founded by the late W. Howard Collier and Alberta Collier in Troy in 2007, and
WHEREAS, Pastor Howard Collier was the founder of the Church of Jesus in 1971 which began via cabin meetings and a 22 day tent revival on Bassett Ave. Piqua. The ministry continued on in Piqua for over 33 years. In 2007 the 2nd ministry was birthed in Troy Ohio by the late W. Howard Collier. It was in 2014 that the mantle of Grace Family Worship Center was passed to their son H. Eugene along with his wife Trina as they accepted the responsibility to carryout the ministry. Pastor H. Eugene and Evangelist Trina D. Collier have been ordained ministers with Christ Our King Church.
WHEREAS, Pastors Eugene and Trina believe that showing people the love of Christ begins in one’s own home and local community. Grace Family Worship Center has been known as a welcoming family atmosphere and a place where discipleship and outreach are at the core of what they do.
WHEREAS, while Grace Family Worship Center was in Troy their work centered around the ministry of worship, praise, and serving the community through multiple ways, such as providing “Back to school” supplies each year, leadership in Declare on the Square, serving as facilitator of Getting Ahead classes at Partners in Hope, key supporters and sponsor of the Troy FOA (Family of Addicts) group, active in Hope over Heroin both in Dayton and Miami County, providing Tornado Recovery assistance, sponsoring uniforms for school children in Puerto Rico, and Annual School Prayer Walks.
WHEREAS, Grace Family Worship Center relocated to Piqua from Troy holding its first church service on June 23, 2019 and immediately became involved with our community. Grace Family Worship Center has a heart for children and know the importance of education, so Grace Family Worship Center hosted a Piqua National Night Out block party in August and gave away school supplies to the local children. The Grace Family parishioners are looking forward to serving and reaching out to the Piqua community.
NOW, THEREFORE, I Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio designate this Proclamation as a public recognition and give thanks for the mission and ministry of Grace Family Worship Center and welcome them with open arms back into the Piqua community. We are so very happy you have chosen Piqua to continue your ministry of worship, praise, and serving the community. We celebrate with you this “homecoming” and are thankful for Grace Family Worship Center’s dedication, under the leadership of Pastors Eugene and Trina Collier, to their faith, their family, ministry and community.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and caused to
be affixed the Seal of the City of
Piqua, this 22nd day of September 2019.
KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR