About our church

Grace Baptist Church exists to glorify God; equip believers for service; and reach those who need a saving relationship that comes only through faith in Christ.

Service Times

Sundays:

Sunday School:  9:45 – 10:45 am
Morning Worship: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evening Service: 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Wednesdays:

Prayer Meeting:  7:00 – 8:00 pm

About our Pastor

I was born in northeastern Pennsylvania in the year 1966.

Raised mostly by a single mother who worked hard to provide for her five children, I grew up in a non-Christian home.

We weren’t atheists, but God didn’t play a big part in our day-to-day lives. My only real exposure to the gospel came when visiting my grandmother and she would sometimes have a Billy Graham crusade on the television.

My in-person exposure to the gospel did not occur until I was enlisted in the U.S. Navy. I was twenty-one years old when I placed my trust in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. Since that time, my wife and I have served the Lord in various capacities in the local church.

I felt called by the Lord into the gospel ministry at about the age of twenty-three. It took a number of years to get my Bible degree while raising four children. However, at the age of thirty-three, I became the associate and eventual senior pastor at West Hills Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon. We eventually moved back to Pennsylvania to continue my seminary studies.

I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master’s in Evangelism and Church Planting through Liberty University. Presently, I am pursuing my doctorate through West Coast Bible College and Seminary.

For the past ten years, I have been the senior pastor at churches in Pennsylvania and here in Florida.

I believe that of all the gifts a shepherd must have, my greatest strength is in the feeding of God’s people. I have been gifted by God to open the Word in a way that is both clear to the unsaved and the new believer, and at the same time challenging to the most
seasoned of saints.

If you are looking for a church home or are just curious about spiritual things, I encourage you to stop in for a visit. You won’t be disappointed!

In Christ,
Pete Kelly

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