We are a group of people from varying backgrounds but we have one major thing in common; we all have been transformed by the power of God in our lives. The church has had a presence in Grays as far back as 1892, and as those early Christians met together in Grays to worship; today we also worship the Lord together in simple straightforward services with an atmosphere of reverent joy. The focus of the service is always teaching from God’s Word the Bible.
We are aided by the Grace Baptist Partnership and we are of a Reformed Baptist persuasion. For more details about our beliefs click here. A church member has given her testimony (an explanation of how she came to know the Lord Jesus):
We asked Ann, an attendee of the church for many years, how she became a Christian. This was her response:
“I asked Jesus to come into my heart when a Methodist teenager, without realising the full implication of that invitation.
In retrospect, counselling would have been helpful. Conviction of sin, plus sincere repentance – in the knowledge of the cleansing power of Christ’s redeeming blood, is needful.
He took the punishment of our sinfulness upon the cross to give us free salvation and eternal life with Him.
Being born again (converted/saved) is the start of spiritual growth – even as physical birth must be followed by development.
Several years ago it was impressed upon me that the most important thing in life is to know God, whom one day we shall meet.
Thank you, Lord, for saving my soul.”
We also asked Ann to tell us her favourite verse from the Bible:
“The Eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms…”
Ann has been a Christian longer than many of us have been alive. She still loves the Lord and maybe the key to her spiritual longevity is found in her favourite aforementioned Bible verse – God is her refuge.