Grace Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church


I am on the edge of damnation itself. I can almost feel the heat of the flames. In November, 2014, I prayed and wrestled and struggled until I finally felt myself giving to Jesus what I had held back all my "Christian" life, for over 30 years. I still believed I could pursue my dream of being a star and a good-looking guy, and this became my idolatry. I was horrible abusive to Jesus when I didn't get it, and yet He still loved me just the same. In late-2017 I renounced Jesus, and felt a slight plea in m not to do so, but I violently in rage did so anyway., and felt something leave. (I will also add, that even AFTER denouncing JESUS, I, another time another place, would get so angry and start to denounce Him again BUT THEN I would stop, and think about it, and I changed my mind and heart in time to NOT denounce Him THAT TIME.) I have been begging forgiveness and repenting, but I am getting worse, I think. Now unbelief in the Old Testament stories is having an effect upon my ability to believe in JESUS. I am holding on for dear life, terrified of committing apostasy. PLEASE, I implore and beg of your church to pray specifically for me that Jesus take me back, (or that He save me if I really was NOT saved.) FOR HIS SAKE, and glory... Don't forget, for HIS sake, not mine. I am a dog. I deserve damnation. ALSO pray, maybe, He could restore the love He had for me back to me, and the love I had for HIM back to me. Even if it means I have to be an UGLY man and never be a star.

A Reformed Baptist Fellowship in the heart of Laurens, SC.

Mission: The mission & passion of Grace Church is seeing people converted, changed and conveyed toward Christian maturity by the Spirit empowered preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Operating as usual

[09/12/20]   Reminder: fellowship meal following worship tomorrow morning. Hope to see you there!

[09/09/20]   Forgot to announce it Sunday, but we will have Bible study tonight at 7. Hope to see you there!


Our Rock of Ages stands secure..
Charles Spureon

[06/07/20]   Today was bittersweet for us as we celebrated Banan’s baptism and said goodbye to his family, that sweet, fun, hardworking, doughnut making, kilt wearing clan, the McKinstrys!

[05/27/20]   We will continue watching the documentary, By What Standard, tonight at 7:00

[05/02/20]   We will meet outside one more week. Bring a chair and we will see you tomorrow at 10!

[04/26/20]   We are planning to have our service outside tomorrow at 10. See you there!

[04/22/20]   Outside Prayer Meeting and Devotion tonight at 7:00. See you there!

Albert Mohler

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[04/18/20]   We are planning for an outdoor worship service tomorrow at 10.

We had a wonderful outdoor service yesterday! We are looking forward to Easter worship outside this coming Sunday at 10.

Preparing for tomorrow’s outdoor worship!

Sunday, April 5 at 10:00
Bring your own lawn chair or stay in your vehicle if you prefer.
This will enable us to maintain recommended distancing guidelines while still gathering together for corporate worship.
We look forward to seeing everyone who is able to attend!


Is there hope?

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This article is well worth reading. It’s now clear that COVID-19 is a deadly serious global pandemic, and all necessary precautions should be taken. Still, C. S. Lewis’s words—written 72 years ago—ring with some relevance for us. Just replace “atomic bomb” with “coronavirus.” In one way we think a great deal too much o...

[03/21/20]   Our elders have decided that we will continue to meet for worship as usual on Sundays at 10. We will take precautions such as sanitizing all surfaces before and after our service, not distributing bulletins, not passing the offering basket and not sharing food. If you are concerned about being out in a group for ANY reason, please stay at home and know that we love you and will pray for you.

If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to call John or Claude.

[03/17/20]   After consulting with Claude and our deacons, Pastor John has decided it is in the best Interest of our congregation to suspend Wednesday evening activities until further notice. Everyone is urged to continue with weekly verses, book work, and points at home.

We still plan to have Sunday morning worship as usual, but we will not have food afterwards.

Remember to bring your items for Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. We will be collecting through next Sunday. Thanks!

If you, your church or business would like to help our ministry we are in immediate need of the following items:
▪️Paper towels
▪️Bottled water
▪️Duke's mayonnaise
▪️New bed pillows
▪️Comforters (twin)
▪️Bed blankets (twin)

Please drop off all donations at the Connie Maxwell Food Center
133 North Jamison St.
Greenwood, SC 29646


[03/11/20]   Week 21 verse tonight. Supper provided by the McKinstrys. See you at 7:00!

[03/07/20]   Remember to Spring Forward tonight or you will be late for church! Don't worry, we will have coffee and snacks ready.

[03/05/20]   Baptism and fellowship meal on March 15. Make plans to be there!

[03/05/20]   “No child of God is served with scraps and leftovers.” - Charles Spurgeon

His grace is abundant!

[03/04/20]   Truth trackers week 20 verse. Frankie is cooking supper. See you at 7:00!

[02/18/20]   Feb. 19
Truth Trackers Week 18
Mismatched clothes!
Lesson - Mack Dinner - Rita

[02/12/20]   No services this evening. We will pick up next week with Week 18 verses next week, Feb. 19

Founders Ministries

Many of us deal with frequent anxiety, or we are close to someone who struggles with it. This is a great article on the subject.

The Word of God speaks to our anxieties and regularly seeks to call us out of it. In our day, however, the Scriptures are often not brought to bear in the face of our anxieties.

| Ryan Davidson

[02/04/20]   Big week at GBC.
1. Truth Trackers week 17 on Wednesday night. Meal provided by DeDe and John will be hot dogs
2. Ladies fellowship at Frankie Massey’s house Thursday at 6:30. Bring finger foods.
3. Fellowship dinner Sunday. Church will provide ham and chicken. Bring a side or dessert

Have a blessed week and join us for any of these activities!

[01/29/20]   It’s Pajama night at Truth Trackers! Wear some comfy pjs or slippers for extra points! Week 16 / McKinstry family is cooking.

[01/22/20]   It’s cold outside, but we will have a hot meal waiting at 7:00! Week 15 verses. See you there!

Founders Ministries

Those early years of attempted family worship were not stellar. Far more nights ended in frustration, disappointment and even despair than in the joy that is supposed to come from worshiping the Lord.

| Tom Ascol

[01/15/20]   Truth Trackers week 14 verse. Wear your flannel or plaid (since it’s 70 degrees) and earn extra points!

Reformed Christian Voice Radio

[01/08/20]   Truth Trackers week 13 verse tonight. Beth is providing Pizza and salad. See you at 7!

Join us Sunday as Pastor John discusses Bible reading plans for the New Year.

[12/25/19]   Celebrating the Light of the World today. Merry Christmas!

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