When when I describe GPC to people, I say "family," because that's what we ARE! No matter what season you may be walking into, currently going through, or coming out of, we want to be there for you! Our hope is that the moment you walk through the doors that you feel loved, welcomed, and most importantly a part of a family. 


At GPC, we are commited to teach the importance of living a surrendered, repentive, and holy life. We prioritize serving those around us and loving others as Christ loved us. Our vision here at Gathering Place Church is to "Bring Healing to a Broken World." That simply looks like loving people inside and outside the church through generosity, compassion, and Christ-like love. 


In 2016, Pastor Joyce Robinson transitioned the Church over to Briana and I. We are incredibly grateful to be able to build upon a firm foundation that Pastor Joyce established over 30 years ago. We understand the importance of allowing our roots to grow deep.


Hope to see you Sunday!



Together, we are a community of believers. What does the word community mean, exactly? We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The Bible speaks about iron sharpening iron (Proverbs 27:17). We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 


To "Bring Healing To A Broken World." We desire to be a church like from the book of Acts, to see our city and our local community changed by the transforming power of Christ.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately grow closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.



Joyce Robinson is the Founding Pastor at Gathering Place Church, in which, she and her late husband established in 1984. Pastor Joyce began her ministry within her home as a prayer group. It grew rapidly and they relocated to a local hotel for more space. Shortly after that, Gathering Place Church was birthed.


In 1996, Pastor Joyce established Zion Christian Academy and The Joyce Robinson Foundation. Joyce transitioned the Lead Pastorship to her grandson, Garrett Cuzick, in 2016.


1983 | Pastor Joyce Robinson and her husband Chester saw a vision for GPC

1984 | Gathering Place Church was established

1995 | Built new sanctuary

1996 | Zion Christian Academy was established and had its first graduating Kindergarten class

2016 | Pastor Joyce transitioned the lead pastorship to Pastor Garrett and Briana

2021 | Zion Christian Academy opened their new 9,600 sq ft facility