Grace Methodist Church of Coal Center was born in 1967. Grace was the first Methodist congregation in history to be created by the merging of three smaller congregations: the Newkirk, Clover Hill and Ebenezer Methodist Churches.
Grace has had six appointed pastors in its lifetime: Founding pastor,
Rev. George Kennedy (1967-82),
Rev. Bill Huson (1982-87), Rev. Larry Wilson (1987-1996), Rev. Dan Owen (1996-2007), Rev. Dr. John K. Smith (2007-2012), and Rev. Ken Custer (2012 to present).