About Us


Living Grace Worship Center is different. We are a supportive family that strives to live the true Christian life. Our Sunday services are filled with praise and worship to God, who is still saving, delivering, healing and prospering his people.  Sitting in the middle of Spanish Harlem, which is located in the heart of New York City, LGWC is a multi-cultural ministry that does not remain behind the walls of the church building but reaches into and effects positive change in the community.  We feed the hungry, water the spirits of the thirsty and provide hope to the dying of New York City, believing God for the miraculous.


Pastor Kevin McClanahan

Graduated from Grinnell College with a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies. He speaks Spanish. After studying poverty in South America, he returned to the University of Michigan Law School where he earned his juris doctorate. He practiced corporate law before joining a law-related education program in Harlem, New York.  In 2006, he was called to pastor a church that would later become Living Grace Worship Center.  He is also a published author.


Pastor Sonya McClanahan

Graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BS in economics. She earned her juris doctorate degree from Boston University School of Law. Thereafter, she practiced criminal law representing some of the poorest residents in New York City. Later, she worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where she prosecuted cases of discrimination based on race, sex and age.  She left the agency to work as a private litigator for a prestigious law firm in New Jersey. In 2010, she graduated from Faith International Training School located in Sayerville, New Jersey.  She became co-pastor of Living Grace Worship Center in 2012.