The newest Reformed church plant in Uruguay is Iglesia Presbiteriana Salvos por Gracia (IPSG). Located in the capital (Montevideo), a city containing about one half of the nation’s population, this mission church hopes to sow seeds of the gospel to all who will listen to the message of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Under the leadership of missionary pastors Ray Call (PCA) and Mark Richline (OPC), the work began in the barrio of La Blanqueada in May 2015. The Lord has blessed the work with fruit and the church plant continues to grow little by little in this highly secular city.
The church launched its first official worship service on October 4, 2015. A special meal was provided along with the gracious help of a short term team from Cahaba Park Church PCA in Alabama. Several visitors were present. The church plant is focused on the preaching of the Word of God, administering the sacraments, discipling those who come regularly, identifying potential future leadership, and evangelizing the lost. Salvos por Gracia Church desires to glorify the Lord God in every way, seeking Him in all that they do.
In July 2018 IPSG found a new meeting place in barrio Cordón, a heavily trafficked area downtown not far from Tres Cruces – Uruguay´s largest international bus station. The location is also on the corner of a very busy plaza, which is an ideal place for reaching out. In 2019 Pastor Ray Call transitioned out of leadership and transitioned to a new call to serve with MTW in Belize. Salvos por Gracia continues to minister in the community and is working toward becoming a full church with its own leadership and Uruguayan pastor. In the meantime Pastor Mark Richline continues to minister as a missionary pastor – helping it along in the power of the Lord!