Welcome To Grace
Welcome To Grace Missionary Baptist Church we are a medium size Southern Baptist Denominational church located in Springfield, Ohio. We assemble for praise, worship, teaching, inspiration, and winning the lost. We are committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to reaching out to our community through our ministries. We are here to educate and equip one another for God’s service.
We enjoy fellowship with each other through our many church activities and are best known by our Lord, our life and our laughter. Grace is a church where everybody is somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord!
We invite you to visit GRACE
and if you do not have a church home we ask that you prayerfully consider GRACE. We are very excited about the work at Grace and hope that the excitement is evident to you.
THE MARK OF AN EFFECTIVE CHURCH IS NOT HOW MANY PEOPLE COME, BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE DIFFERENTLY AS A RESULT OF HAVING BEEN THERE.
Our past is past, and Our future is bright.
God's promises are true, and His word is sure.
With God as my helper,
I will be all He wants me to be,
do all that He wants me to do,
Receive all that He wants me to recieve.
And I will give God the Glory that He deserves.
Since Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Estep has seen many people accept Jesus as their Saviour, followed by many baptisms into the church family. Today, Grace Missionary Baptist Church averages an attendance of 150 each Sunday morning. None of Grace’s growth would have been possible without the Holy Spirit within the leadership of Pastor Estep. Pastor Estep preaches the true Gospel of Jesus Christ through His Word led by the divine Spirit. Pastor Estep can be best described as a pastor, friend and mentor to the members of the Grace Family.
Reverend Michael Phillips assumed the new role of Assistant Pastor in 2015. Brother Michael was ordained as a minister in early 2015 and preaches the true Gospel of Jesus Christ. Brother Michael’s experience in youth leadership coupled with the quality leadership and mentorship of Brother Orbie has been a blessing in the growth of Grace. Brother Michael lives in Clark County with his wife, Amanda and their children, Landon, Declan and Eliza Jane.
10:00 AM Sunday School
Grace offers Sunday School classes for people of all ages. All classes are Bible-based and Spirit-inspired. Adult classes offer a traditional look into the Word of God as well as an Alternative Class that takes God’s Word and seeks teaching through practical application in our every day lives.
11:00 AM & 6:00 PM Worship Service
At Grace, worship isn’t just about those that have a specific role in the service. All worship services involve each and every person in attendance. We depend on YOU to do your part in worship, to come prepared to receive what the Holy Spirit has in store for us as body of believers. Remember, worship takes place at 427 Hubert Avenue but service takes place outside of church in our everyday lives.
7:00 PM Men Of Grace
Join the Men of Grace group as they share testimony, study Scripture and share prayer in an informal setting. Men of Grace has proven to be a ministry of love and service, both inside the church and outside.
7:00 PM Teen Impact & Devotions
Impact Group teens meet weekly where they are served a homemade meal, share in faith-based activities and share devotions. Impact has led to many young people to the Lord and set them on their journey with Christ. Transportation is available for teens each Tuesday evening.
6:30 PM Adult Bible Study
Join us for an informal Bible Study in our church’s dining room as we get into the Word of God and share fellowship with one another. Bible study and open discussion is a great way to continue building your relationship with Christ.
Having been led, as we believe, by the spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior.
And on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
We do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love;
To strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinance, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances;
To walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment;
To avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger;
To abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drinks as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in Christian love;
To remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech;
To be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we are remove from this place we will, as soon as possible , unite with some other church, where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
Our Church History
In 1962, Reverend Orbie G. Estep Sr. and Reverend William Pressnell started a mission from Springfield Missionary Baptist Church. The mission was located at 1601 West Main Street. These men, compelled to calling under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, after only three months, formally organized this mission into a separate church. These men of God were led to call it Westside Missionary Baptist Church. The Holy Spirit continued to bless and guide leading to the purchase, one year later, of the property at 3504 Dayton Springfield road. It had been previously known as the “Old Boone Station School.” Under continuing leadership of the Holy Spirit, the church was remodeled into an appropriate house of worship and the congregation began to grow.
Westside Missionary Baptist Church became a haven for the lost as more and more people came to hear the Gospel preached in such a loving way as to immolate so effectively the teachings of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. The church’s most unique characteristic was voiced by many who came through the doors. “As I entered into the church, I felt the love of God within these walls.”
Over the years , the church has had several pastors. These men of God include:
-Reverend Orbie G. Estep, Sr., Cofounder and first Pastor
-Reverend John T. Coleman
-Reverend Clyde Cavins
-Reverend Orbie G. Estep, Jr., Current Pastor since 1984
In July 1989, the congregation had exceeded the capacity of the building on Dayton-Springfield Road. The building, being land-locked, was unsuitable to fit the growing congregation’s needs. This situation led to the purchase of the current location. With the new location came a new name. The name properly reflects that which people have felt touch them over these many years. It was that which forgives their sins. It was that which gave them comfort in their time of need…. it was “GRACE.” Although the name is new, the invitation remains the same:
To all who are lonely and want friendship,
To all who are weary and need rest,
To all who mourn and need comfort,
To all who need Christ!
And to whosoever will…
Grace Missionary Baptist Church opens its doors and says:
“In the name of Jesus, Welcome.”
We hope you will come and see for yourself the blessings that our Lord has bestowed upon our congregation.