Abundant Grace is an English speaking, international, interdenominational church with people from many countries, cultures and traditions. Led by board of elders in collaboration with the Senior Pastor and empowered bu God's Spirit, we weave the diversity of our congregation into a strong, colorful fabric of unity and joy, believing that Christ unites us to transcend and transform our differences.  AGIF focuses on the international community in Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai.

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O u r  V i s i o n  i s  t o  l i v e  o u t  t h e  l o v e  o f  J e s u s  i n  S h a n g h a i  a n d  t h e  w o r l d

C o r e  V a l u e s


Our most important value. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Our mission is to bring the kingdom of God to all people and to all things people do - business, family, education, the arts - all areas of human culture. 
And we will keep the main thing the main thing. What’s the main thing? It’s Jesus and his kingdom.
Mark 1.15.


The scriptures are a God-inspired, community-affirmed record of our struggle with God and God’s struggle with us. 
We will always respect and obey God’s voice in the scriptures.
Luke 24:27.  


The Holy Spirit is God. We will intentionally welcome the Holy Spirit in our lives and our worship - without being “weird.”
John 3:8, John 4:4. 


Why is it easier to be yourself with your buddies at the bar but not at church? We will be real and not fake. Discipleship begins with honesty.
Mark 7:21, Luke 6:45. 


We will intentionally build relationships and give to the poor.
Luke 3:10-11, James 1:27.

Senior Pastor

John Willison

John is the Lead Pastor here at Abundant Grace International fellowship.
He moved over to shanghai with his wife Carol, in 2016.
Prior to this he lead an International church in Uganda, East Africa.