ABOUT US


At Free Grace Bible College, Jesus-followers jumpstart their life-long journey of discipleship through Bible-based, hands-on teaching. Students gain understanding of foundational Christian theology, learn how to pray and study their Bibles, and put what they learn into practice in an Internship at their home church. All of this is done in small class sizes with trained Alumni Mentors serving as a spiritual and academic support through the year.  


Our leadership program provides further training in biblical leadership principles, personal discovery, and discipleship training so that each person can live out the calling God has placed on their life. 

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We are a small, church-based college in Elk River, Minnesota. Classes meet once or twice a week during the school year. As of August 1, 2019, our name changed from The Crossing College to Free Grace Bible College. 

OUR CHURCH

Free Grace Bible College is a ministry owned and operated by Free Grace United and functions within its vision, mission, and values.


We support our church by equipping and activating Jesus-followers for ministry, whether that ministry is planting a church, teaching the Bible to your kids, or helping a neighbor meet Jesus! 


Students are not required to attend Free Grace United, but they must participate in a local church.

STAFF AND FACULTY

The staff and faculty at Free Grace Bible College are passionate about helping people follow Jesus, wherever they are in their spiritual journey. Each faculty member contributes to course curriculum and instruction according to his or her spiritual gifts, experience, and education.  

  • Pastor KELLY Dykstra

    - COLLEGE DIRECTOR, ACLM CHAIR -


  • Pastor Eric Dykstra

    - DBS CHAIR, FACULTY -


  • Pastor Silas Austin

    - Dean of Students - 

    - Internship coordinator -


  • Michelle Kelley

    - Administrative DIRECTOR -


  • Pastor JIM Lacy

    - College MEN'S pastor -


  • PASTOR JACKIE LACY

    - COLLEGE WOMEN'S PASTOR -


  • Josh Felland

    - Tech Director -


  • KARLI PHELPS

    - FACULTY - 

Alumni Mentors

Alumni Mentors serve as a spiritual and academic support for students.

2020-2021 "Official" Mentors include Dawn Etzler, Kristin Lowe, and Katie Sanford. This year's students will also benefit from the experience, enthusiasm, and encouragement of the alumni auditors (grads who have returned to repeat courses for personal enrichment).