During a combined Growth Groups hour on Sunday, January 22, Pastor Brandon delivered his annual "State of the Church Address." He recounted the remarkable accomplishments of Grace Baptist Church in 2016, which included (1) Becoming completely debt free; (2) Beginning major renovations to the church facility (all paid for in cash); (3) Launching the Ministry Scholarship Program; (4) Establishing a church library; and (5) Planting a new daughter church, "Shiloh Baptist Church," just outside of Washington, D.C.
Then, Pastor Brandon outlined an ambitious agenda for 2017. God willing, we will be launching our Community Groups ministry in the spring, ordaining an Associate Pastor in the summer, increasing our financial and time commitments to our missionaries (including an overseas missions trip), and launching additional church facility renovation projects.
What an exciting time to be at Grace Baptist Church!