History



The History & Founding of Grace Baptist Church

In August 1998, a group of Christian believers came together under biblical conviction and a commitment to scripture to plant a church in Selmer, TN. The passion of the church plant was simple: to glorify God by evangelizing and equipping devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Early meetings were held in the warehouse of a local business and the Selmer Community Center, but Grace Baptist continued to pursue a permanent location.

In May 2001 the church purchased 10 acres of land on Connie Smith Road in Selmer. About a year later, construction began to build the church’s first building. The first service in the new building was held in June 2003.

Pastors:

Vance Pitman, Interim, August 1998 to November 1998

Scott Kennis, November 1998 to April 2007

Nate Penland, April 2007 to December 2011

Don Singleton, December 2012 to present