For the past 50 years, we have been known in our community as the “Purple Door” Church.

The purple on the doors is something intended to be much more than a unique characteristic. Purple is the color of royalty! Through these doors pass the royalty of God! Our royalty is not a status we have earned. We are who we are because of Him to Whom we belong.

As Peter writes in 1 Peter 2:9, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, God’s own people that you may declare the wonderful deeds of Him who called you out of darkness into
His marvelous light.”


Lead Pastor

Welcome to the Purple Door Church!

     We are a group of people who take our faith seriously. Both within our doors or within our On-Line community you will see a church that is alive - Alive with our love for Jesus!  Alive with our worship and discipleship! Alive with our caring for one another! Alive with our service and outreach!

     Our Purple Door Ministries are reaching this community in meeting needs and strengthening families through our Community Meal, Free Store, Homeless Ministry-Meals of Hope, our mentoring program with Monterrey School, and many other service opportunities.

     Our St. Marks campus on Sullivant Avenue is offering 2 growing worship services: a Multi-Cultural English-speaking service and a Hispanic Spanish-speaking service. Through our partnership to this struggling community, we are bringing a religious space to call home and find God while also providing support, training, youth activities, clothing, food, school supplies, and most importantly- hope.

So - Welcome to the Purple Door Church – We have a place for you!

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What to expect

Our church is warm and welcoming, with a focus on our outward community, as well as our inward community.
You will be welcomed with open arms into whatever service you decide to attend. 

Our services last no more than an hour and you are welcome to come as you are. Children are welcome in all of our services; however, our 11am Contemporary service is geared especially towards families with children.

We are requiring masks at this time and social distancing is set throughout both our sanctuary in our traditional services and our worship center in our
contemporary services.


We believe and profess the teachings of historical Christianity.
We believe that all people were created by God in is image and should therefore matter to us. Everyone is welcome at the Purple Door Church, no matter where they are in their
spiritual journey. Questions? Contact us at communications@gcumc.org.


We believe God's very existence is community - God the Father, God the Son and God the
Holy Spirit.
We believe that taking time to investigate the claims of Christ is important; doing so within the context of community provides for a rooted spiritual life.


We believe that Jesus makes forgiveness possible for everyone - His sacrificial life, death and resurrection is a gift from God that gives us freedom from the mistakes and failures of our past and freedom to be what God created us to be. We believe embracing faith in Jesus is the only way for this restoration to happen.

the bible

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God that is still alive and active today. We hold it as a guidebook that we can trust for helping us along our journey.

baptism & 

We believe that baptism is a once-in-a-lifetime initiation into the Christian community.
The sacrament is a gift of God's grace that is available to persons of all ages. 
We believe that the celebration of Holy Communion is a significant way to remember Christ's sacrificial lifestyle and anticipate His return. When we participate in the Lord's Supper as a community, it is a time of both celebration and reflection. We have an open table for communion, meaning all are welcome to partake - you do not have to be a member to observe communion with us.