We exist to proclaim Jesus Christ

Who We Are

Who We Are

Calgary needs Jesus. We see the city as a place that Jesus loves deeply because of the density and diversity of the people who live there.

We want to bring the GRACE of Jesus to Calgary.

Grace is a word that describes unearned blessing and forgiveness and it is our hope to bring grace to everyone we come in contact with.

Our Elders

Jeremiah Smith

Jeremiah is married to Nicole and together they have two sons, Silas and Ezra. Jeremiah has been a Pastor at Urban Grace since July 2017, and unless he is asked to lead a mission to Mars he intends to stay put there. Jeremiah enjoys time with his family, Hawaii, coffee, playing and watching sports, music, and summertime.

He and Nicole lead a City Group in Oakridge (Thursday at 6 pm), and he would love to meet you at Monogram for a coffee.

Email me at: jeremiahsmith@urbangracechurch.ca

Travis Martin

Travis is married to Jessica and they have four kids: Judah, Evangeline, Jie, and Sheng-Jie. He has been attending Urban Grace since 2014 and became an elder in 2020. When not elding, Travis is active in Calgary’s startup and technology scene and enjoys playing hockey and hiking with his family.

Travis and his wife Jessica lead a city group in Cambrian Heights and have a nice hill in their backyard if you’d like to come over and toboggan with their kids.

Email: elders@urbangracechurch.ca

Tim Smith

Tim and his wife Shannon have been attending Urban Grace since 2013. Tim has been an Elder at UG since 2016, and now acts as the Elder Chairman.

Tim and Shannon committed there lives to Christ in 1979, and where married that same year. They have two sons, and a daughter, all married and six grandchildren.

Johnny Thiessen

Dave Robinson

Tom Daumler

Frequently Asked Questions

Urban Grace Church

823 64 Ave NW
Calgary, AB T2K 0M6

Sunday Morning: 10:00 AM


Our ‘Big’ (Sunday morning) gatherings are designed to connect people with Jesus and other members of His family. On Sundays we gather to hear about Jesus from the Bible. We’re all given a chance to respond to what Jesus is teaching us through music, the Lord’s Table, and giving. If you are new to our church—or church in general—this is a great place for you to get introduced to who we believe is the most important person in history: Jesus Christ.

It’s important to know that we also value ‘Small’ gatherings, which we call City Groups. Our Sunday mornings are designed to help you understand who Jesus is and what He has done for you. Our City Groups are designed to act like family units where real community happens.

When you visit Urban Grace for a Sunday gathering, the greeters and connect team can provide you with more information about how to join a City Group or to join a service team.

Urban Grace is a vibrant multi-generational church family, and we love to welcome new families with children. Urban Grace Kids provides an opportunity for kids (infants to age 10) to learn about Jesus while parents and caregivers attend the Sunday gathering. Kids can be dropped off in their classrooms beginning at 9:45am and should be picked up during the Communion portion of the gathering, immediately following the sermon.

Urban Grace Church is a member of the Canadian National Bapist Convention (CNBC).