We are Grace Baptist Church – a ministering people of God, reaching beyond our walls to the needs of our local and global community. We are an intergenerational faith community called and committed to a life of love and servanthood through the experience of celebrative worship, the development of each person’s gifts and the work for peace and justice.
In our diversity we find strength and a way to understand the inclusiveness of God. We recognize each individual as a child of God. We welcome and affirm ALL people, who and where you are, to join in our common mission through participation and leadership in this community of faith.
Every Person a Minister
Pastor: Dr. Steve Shoemaker
Music Director: LeAnda Barnard
Pianist: Nichole Tilley
Secretary: Lisa Wardo
Here is a rundown of events happening this weekend in honor of Dr. King’s legacy:
Martin Luther King Jr. Program
When: Friday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Shearer Hall, Mitchell Community College, 500 W. Broad St.
Details: Former NFL center Jason Brown will be speaking about his faith and efforts to curb hunger in the eastern Piedmont region of North Carolina. Jason owns First Fruit Farms in Louisburg which gives away thousands of pounds of food every year to those in need.
Youth Talent Expo
When: Saturday at 12 p.m.
Where: The Unity Center, 1145 Salisbury Rd.
Details: The MLK Committee is hosting an open microphone event that will focus on creative writing, art, spoken word, cross-culture activities and more. Those interested in participating should contact Myrah Lykes at 434-579-4569, Tonya Reid at 704-880-8559 or William Jones at 704-876-6784.
When: Sunday from 3-4 p.m.
Where: First Baptist Church, 464 Garfield St.
Details: Rev. H. Stephen Shoemaker and Rev. Glencie Rhedrick will speak at First Baptist Church.
Shoemaker currently serves as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Johnson C. Smith University and pastors at Grace Baptist Church in Statesville. He is also an accomplished cellist and has been called by Garrison Keillor “… a gifted preacher whose gift lies in narrative – telling stories of the faith – which is the most powerful preaching of all.”
Rhedrick is an ordained Baptist minister who leads the Bereavement Ministry at First Baptist Church-West in Charlotte. She served as the former president of Mecklenburg Ministries, an interfaith group made up of nearly 100 different faith organizations, and has been a consistent activist on the local and national level.
Community Prayer Breakfast
When: Monday from 6-9 a.m.
Where: Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St.
Details: Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry will be the guest speaker. He has a distinguished career as preacher in both rural and urban congregations, and in public service as a member of the Virginia State Board of Juvenile Justice and counselor for the V.A. Department of Corrections. Dr. Wherry serves as pastor to Mayfield Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte.
Day of Service
Details: Members of the community are invited to go out and serve areas of great need in Statesville. For more information contact Patti West at 704-872-4045.
January 27 - The Congregation is invited to attend services at First Baptist Garfield. Steve will be preaching. 10:30am
We love visitors and would love for you to join us in worship.
719 Club Dr, Statesville, North Carolina 28677
Sunday School 10am