GRACE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

A GROWING PLACE

Welcome

Address / Map
427 South Hubert Ave
Springfield, Ohio 45505
Tel: (937) 325-5900

Pastors
Pastor: Rev Orbie Estp Jr
Email: pastorestep@yahoo.com
Tel: (937) 605-4344

Assistant Pastor: Rev Michael Phillips
Email: Michael.Phillips16@yahoo.com
Tel: (402) 699-7935

Welcome To Grace Missionary Baptist Church where we assemble for praise, worship, teaching, inspiration, winning the lost and food for the soul. We are committed to spreading the Gospel of 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 we hope that it will be a happy visit. If you do not have a church home we ask that you prayerfully consider GRACE, a family orientated church. We are very excited about the work at Grace and hope that the excitement is evident to you.

Pastors
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Pastor: Rev Orbie Estp Jr
Email: pastorestep@yahoo.com
Tel: (937) 605-4344

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.


Assistant Pastor: Rev Michael Phillips
Email: Michael.Phillips16@yahoo.com
Tel: (402) 699-7935

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 mentor ship 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.

Services
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Sundays

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.

Tuesday

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.

Wednesdays

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.

Our Beliefs
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Bible
The scriptures of the Holy Bible were written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.

Trinity
God is one and only one living and true God. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

The Father
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

The Son
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Man
Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

The Church
The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Baptism
We believe that Christian Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Lord’s Supper
We believe that The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Covenant
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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.

History
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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.