What Has Been Happening?

Matthew 28:19-20

This morning we are celebrating the 38th anniversary of Grace Baptist Temple. Whenever we celebrate an anniversary there is always cause to reflect on the past. Let me put this event in a personal perspective. On January 13, 1961 twenty-six people met to organize this church. I was 9 ½ years old when the church was first organized. This building was built in 1968, one year before I graduated from high school. The same year that the first educational building was built, 1974, I came to know Christ as my personal Savior. Then 11 ½ years ago, in June of 1987, the church called me as their pastor. Since then we have seen some growth and have built additional facilities.

This morning, I would like to ask and answer three questions concerning this church.

I. Why was this church started?

II. What has been going on around here for the last 38 years?

III. What is the future of this ministry?