Church Check: GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Updated: Jan 27

Basic Church Information

Church Name: GraceLife Church of Edmonton

Senior/Lead Pastor: James Coates

Board of Elders/Leadership Staff: See church leadership here.

Address: 51529a Range Road 262, Spruce Grove, AB T7Y 1 B3, Canada

Phone: 780-433-0060



Social Media: Facebook (

Online Services:

Church Specifics

Denomination: Calvinist/Lordship Salvation Teachings

Preaching Style: Expository/Verse by Verse

Membership Requirements: Yes

Tithes/Compelled Giving: No

Financial Transparency: No

Answered Questionnaire: No

Affiliations: Calvinism/Lordship Salvation

Red Flags of Abuse: A former member of this church has given us permission to share his personal experience in the church to warn others of what they might encounter by joining.

Additionally, we've had a current member of GraceLife, an anonymous individual, request that we share his review of the church as well because his experience hasn't been anything like Scott's. Here is his statement about GraceLife Church:

"Solid, Christ-centered, God-honouring, clear, Biblical, expository verse-by-verse preaching! My wife and I have been blessed to be part of this precious local fellowship. The leadership is firmly and humbly committed to faithfully shepherding and building up believers and proclaiming the whole counsel of God with an unapologetic stand upon the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love this body of believers and the commitment of the elders to honouring God by leading the Church with excellence and integrity. Such commitment to God’s Word is rare these days and the preaching at GLC doesn’t bend to the whims of seeker-sensitivity and people-pleasing. If you desire a warm, fuzzy, comfortable social club, this is not the Church for you. If you desire to serve Christ’s people and to be committed to the local Church under biblical leadership in submission to the Word of God, you will feel at home at Grace Life Church.

"GLC distinctives include scriptural sufficiency and inerrancy, expositional preaching, historical-grammatical hermeneutics, reformed soteriology, baptist ecclesiology, plurality of elders, futuristic-premillennial eschatology, presuppositional apologetics, cessationism, complementarianism, biblical creationism."