In November 2014 we had our grand opening at Grandview Yard at the Hyatt Place Hotel, with a desire to see people from the Columbus-area come to worship God through Jesus. Capital City Grace Church was started by four families in 2009 with a focus on worshiping in and serving downtown Columbus. Larry Totzke and Eric Miller served as Co-Pastors during this time.
In the spring of 2014 Larry Totzke passed the leadership baton to Eric Miller as Lead Pastor, and Larry serves as the Associate Pastor. With Eric becoming the Lead Pastor, the church voted on the new vision to focus our efforts in the Grandview Heights area. That new vision included moving the church a few miles west to Grandview Yard where we’ve been meeting since the summer of 2014. We understand many people in Columbus commute to church, no matter where they live. With this in mind our focus is to mainly reach the people in our lives whether we live 20 minutes away from Grandview Heights or if we live in Grandview. It’s our main desire to see people walking their talk no matter where they live and work in the Columbus area. We care for each other and welcome people from all walks of life. We’re following the same God who has been faithful to us in the past and He’ll continue to be faithful in the future as we build on this vision.
Eric and Julie Miller, both native Ohioans, have lived in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus since 2008. Eric is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and has been the Lead Pastor of Capital City Grace since 2014 after helping start the church as a Co-Pastor with Larry and Sylvia Totzke. He is also a part-time graphic designer with Mission Creative Co. Julie has a Master of Social Work degree from OSU and worked at Communities in Schools, helping with families who are at risk of becoming homeless. She now serves as Capital City Grace’s Children’s Ministry director and is a stay-at-home mom with their sons Jaden and Mayson.
Capital City Grace is guided by a leadership team we call the core team. The team is made up of eight godly men and women, including the Lead Pastor, who all seek God together to make decisions about the overall direction of the church.