Church Check: Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, Florida

Basic Church Information


Church Name: Grace Immanuel Bible Church

Senior/Lead Pastor: Jerry Wragg

Elders/Leadership Staff: See the Church’s Leadership & Staff Page

Address: 17475 Jonathan Dr., Jupiter, FL 33477

Phone #: 561-746-4617

Email: Contact Page

Website: http://www.gibcjupiter.org/

Online Services: http://www.gibcjupiter.org/media/mainservice/

Social Media:


Church Specifics


Denomination: Reformed/Calvinist

Preaching Style: Expository / Topical Mix

Membership Requirements: Yes

Tithing/Compelled Giving: Yes

Financial Transparency: Unknown

Affiliations: John MacArthur/Grace Community Church, Ian MacFarlane (See Red Flag Section for info)


Red Flags of Spiritual Abuse, Coercive Control, or Exploitation/Opportunism


Spiritual Abuse Definition: Any attempt to exert power and control over someone using religion, faith, or beliefs can be spiritual abuse.

Coercive Control Definition: Coercive control is a form of emotional abuse or intimate partner violence that can cause psychological trauma. Here, we use it to describe a specific form of abuse practiced in the local church setting by men and women in church leadership positions. It describes a pattern of behaviors a perpetrator uses to gain control and power by eroding a person’s autonomy and self-esteem. This can include acts of intimidation, threats, and humiliation. Coercive control also refers to a pattern of controlling behaviors that create an unequal power dynamic in a relationship. In the local church setting, these behaviors give the church leader power over their Christian subordinate, making it difficult for them to leave the church.