Joe Grabowski serves as the lead pastor of Acres of Hope Christian Fellowship, a role he has passionately upheld since the church’s inception in 2011. He has been in ministry since 1992, serving as a Worship Leader, an Elder, and as an Associate Pastor. Joe and his wife, Shelly, with whom he co-pastors, have been married since 1996, and currently live in Woodsville, New Hampshire.
Pastor Shelly co-pastors Acres of Hope Christian Fellowship with her husband Joe. She has been active in ministry since the late 1980s, serving as Youth Pastor, Women’s Ministry Leader, Outreach Ministry Leader, Elder, and in many other capacities. She currently holds a Bachelors degree in Human Services and is actively working on completing her Masters degree. In addition to her ministerial role, she works full time with a nonprofit mental health agency, further fulfilling her lifelong calling to help others…
What does it truly mean to experience peace? Is it just the absence of turmoil, or could it be something much more profound? As we continue our journey through the Advent season, let’s reflect on the true essence of peace in ‘Jesus is Peace.’ Join Pastor Joe as he illuminates the profound meaning of peace beyond mere absence of conflict. Discover the biblical concept of “Shalom” – a deep, soul-encompassing sense of completeness and harmony. Journey with us and embrace the peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, as we prepare our hearts for the joyous celebration of His birth.
As we celebrate another Christmas season, consider this: What does hope truly mean to you? Is it merely a wish, or could it be something more profound—an unwavering confidence, a confident expectation in promises yet to unfold? Join us in this transformative episode, where we unravel the essence of hope intertwined with the promise of Jesus. Delve into the significance of hope as more than a fleeting desire, but as a steadfast anchor for the soul, echoing the timeless message of Christmas. Embrace the season with renewed understanding as we explore the profound connection between what it means to truly hope and the fulfilled promises of God as seen in birth of our Savior in “Jesus is Hope.”
Embark on a transformative exploration in ‘A Living Thanksgiving,’ where the narrative of the Ten Lepers unfolds, revealing the dynamics of gratitude. Investigate the reasons behind ingratitude and learn to overcome them by understanding God as the benevolent Giver. Delve into the profound impact of gratitude on relationships and be equipped to release entitlement, doubt, apathy, and pride. Join us on a journey of cultivating a perpetual attitude of thanksgiving that echoes God’s grace in our lives. I. Introduction II.…
For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. – Titus 2:11-13 (NLT)
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. -Hebrews 6:19 (NLT)
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12 (NLT)