Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church



1720 Peabody Ave

About Us

Grace-St. Luke’s is a thriving community of hope, belonging, and healing who through worship, parish life, and service, rejoices in the love of Jesus to transform the world. We are located in the heart of Midtown Memphis.


The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher, Rector
The Rev. Laura Gettys, Associate Rector for Community Engagement and Congregational Development
The Rev. Dr. Jesse W. Abell, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care and Adult Formation
The Rev. Anne S. Carriere, Priest Associate
The Rev. Jessica T. Abell, Deacon

Worship and Formation


8 a.m. – noonNursery open
8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with organ and hymns (in-person only)
8:45 – 9:30 a.m.Fellowship & Connection Time
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.Christian Formation offerings for all ages
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II with organ and choir (in-person and online at
5 p.m. Contemplative Eucharist with music for reflection with once a month Choral Evensong

Each Wednesday

8 p.m.Compline on Facebook

Second Wednesdays

12 p.m.Noon Healing Service (in-person only)

Ministries & Activities


An opportunity for fellowship, relaxing, and fun, EYC meets weekly during the school year in addition to campouts, participation in Happening, summer trips, and more! EYC offers a more laidback atmosphere for youth to build meaningful and lasting friendships. This time is less focused on structured learning and more devoted to community building, self-expression, impactful service, and seeking to understand the ever-changing and messy world around us. Please note that locations and times may change depending on the nature of our activities; contact Amzie Williams ( to keep updated on all things EYC.


Food Pantry: Grace-St. Luke’s partners with Church Health to furnish healthy Mediterranean Diet meals to those who need meals. For the time being, instead of participants coming to GSL to pick up food bags, Church Health will pick up bags to distribute.

More Than A Meal: Every Sunday, Grace-St. Luke’s More Than A Meal invites the homeless and hungry to dine in our parish hall with parishioners and other members of the community.

To volunteer for the Food Pantry or More Than A Meal, visit

Social Justice

The Social Justice Vision Statement is “Inspiring our faith community to live out our Baptismal Covenant, “to strive for justice and peace among all people” by practicing self-reflection and direct action.” Learn more here:  GSL is also an active participant of MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope). Learn more here: