Nate Praytor

Gospel Grace Church , Illinois
Lead Church Planter
Woodstock Illinois
Gospel Grace Church
October 2

About My Family

My wife, Amanda, and I will celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary this summer. We have three beautiful daughters: Suzannah (17), Josie (15) and Dani (7). We are originally from the very northern coast of California and loved to spend time on the rocky coastline of California and southern Oregon. Foggy beaches, rugged coastlines and giant redwood trees are forever etched into our hearts and minds; but when there is a clear call to a unique gospel ministry, even this world's most majestic beauty cannot hold you. We are now residents and students of Woodstock, Ill., and are falling more in love with this place as each day passes!

About My Church Plant

We have joined and will be (by God's grace) sent out as a church plant from Embassy Church in Palatine, a northwest suburb of Chicago. We have a solid core team already loving, laboring for and latching onto Woodstock. We have one simple goal in Woodstock: to see the gospel transform our city by transforming the lives of those in the city. We desire to see a gospel movement that is so potent its effects are noticeable everywhere in Woodstock and beyond.

The great missionary William Carey said, "Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God." God is the God of great things. He is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His desire is that the nations would know His saving grace in Christ Jesus. He has called us here to Woodstock to be His ambassadors for this reason, and we are excited to be here!

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.

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Pray for a gospel movement in Woodstock and beyond. Pray that Woodstock would be so affected and transformed by the gospel that even the most calloused unbeliever would have to acknowledge the mighty work of God. Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people to whom we speak. Pray that through this ministry, more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy.


Pray—sounds so cliche, but it is the foundation of all that God does through His people and in His world. Reach Out—We would love to get to know you. You can email us at Visit—if you're in the area, or coming through, we'd love to see you and tell you in person what God is doing here. Partner—God is moving in Woodstock. We would love for you to partner with us financially and help us bring gospel grace to Woodstock.
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