Important Dates in the History of Grace Baptist Church of Plymouth
December 2010 – As a board member of Bible Open Air Mission, Justin Weberg went to India with Art Williams to help train national pastors. During this two-week trip, the Lord led him to consider expanding his efforts to start churches in NH.
January 2011 – After phone calls from a few local men encouraging Justin to start a church in Plymouth, NH, the Lord began to impress upon Justin’s heart the need.
February 2, 2011 – While reading 2 Corinthians 10:13-18, the Lord confirmed in Justin’s heart His leading to have him enlarge his ministry by starting a church in Plymouth as long as the people would let him stay in Colebrook. Justin called a few men that day to let them know of the Lord’s direction.
February 26, 2011 – Five families met at the home of Wade and Veralisa Reed to discuss the logistics of starting a church in Plymouth and to make sure that there was unity in doctrinal persuasion and practice. “The meeting was marked with testimonies of long-term prayers for a local church being answered, and the excitement of what God was doing. It was agreed upon to meet again in April, and to begin the search for a place to meet.” (Justin Weberg)
April 7, 2011 – The first regular meeting of the church took place on this Thursday at the home of Wade and Veralisa Reed. “Following a devotional and time of prayer, we discussed and decided upon a church name, established and agreed upon a Statement of Faith, discussed a Leadership Team and the necessary officers to begin a ministry with integrity and accountability.” (Justin Weberg) Soon thereafter, the Plymouth Regional Senior Center became available on Sundays and Thursdays for services.
April 14, 2011 – Having secured the legal documents for functioning, the church met for the first time on this Thursday at the Plymouth Senior Center to establish a Church Covenant, elect a Leadership Team, and to elect church officers.
April 21, 2011 – The church met again and agreed upon a Mission Statement. A bank account had also been opened in the church’s name.
April 28, 2011 – The church met to pray and plan for the first Sunday Service.
May 1, 2011 – Grace Baptist Church met for its first Sunday Service.
April 8, 2012 – Grace Baptist Church established and signed the church charter.
May 12, 2012 – The Deacons and Offices were officially filled.
November 7, 2013 – The Constitution for Grace Baptist Church was adopted.
April 14, 2014 – The church voted to call Pastor Steve Anglea as their first full-time pastor.
“And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:47b)