Grace Presbyterian Church was formed as a merger of two long-standing Tuscaloosa PC(USA) churches, Covenant Presbyterian and University Presbyterian. The seeds for merging Covenant Presbyterian Church (CPC) and University Presbyterian Church (UPC) were sown over a cup of coffee and a conversation between Rev. Cathy Hoop, minister of University Presbyterian, and Covenant Presbyterian Elder Natalie Adams on February 24, 2015. The original intent of the meeting was to explore the possibilities of offering a joint Summer Experience/Vacation Bible School in the summer of 2015.
Both congregations voted to merge, and both congregations approved a Plan of Union that was approved by the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley.
The beginnings of this new church are still being written.