About Our Church

Here at Grace Baptist, we are a warm, caring congregation who loves Jesus Christ and seeks to love one another.

Our Committment

Grace Baptist Church is a place of committment

Our church remains committed to proclaiming the truth, that Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was crucified, buried, rose from the dead on the third day, and is coming again.

How Can We Help?

We offer a variety of ministries to help us grow closer in our walk with the Lord and to encourage one another. We offer sound Biblical teaching and preaching, Sunday School classes for all ages, nursery time for toddlers, teen classes, adult Bible studies, and prayer times. We are excited about what God is doing here and would love to have you worship with us.

Our Beliefs & Doctrine

What separates the church from all other social entities is doctrine. Doctrine is simply teaching found in the Word of God that we, as a church, preach, teach, and believe. It is our doctrine that sets us apart and makes us who we are. We believe that doctrine is most important, so we are open about what we believe.

The Bible

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, and inerrant Word of God. They are complete revelation of God for salvation and stand as the supreme and final authority in all matters to which they speak.

The Trinity

We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, eternally divine existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We hold that these three Persons are equal in all distinct perfections and execute separate but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

God

We believe in God the Father, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom, and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and has precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We further believe that He is the only God-man. Who is fully God and fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and virgin born. We also believe in His sinless life, substitutionary atonement and death on the cross, bodily resurrection from the dead, ascension into heaven, and personal, visible, and premillennial return from heaven.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”

– Ephesians 2:8-9

Who We Are

Our Leadership

It has been said that the temperature of the church is set by the temperature of the preaching heard every service. We here at Grace Baptist Church have the privilege of being led by a man that, though not perfect, strives to follow the Lord Jesus Christ and faithfully preach His Word.

Our Pastor: Bill Barnett

Our Pastor: Bill Barnett

Pastor

Grace Baptist Church

History

1906

February 18

At McNary Hall, ten (10) Christian brothers and sisters covenanted to form the First Baptist Church of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

May 28

First Baptist Church of Canonsburg was recognized by the Pittsburgh Baptist Association as a Baptist church.

1907

June 2

The cornerstone of First Baptist Church of Canonsburg on Jefferson Avenue was laid.

1908

March 4

David Morris became the first pastor. Throughout the years, the pastors of this church have been fearless preachers of the truth.

May 31

Thirty seven (37) members formally dedicated and occupied the building on North Jefferson Avenue.

1963

August 21

The church voted to start proceedings on obtaining the property on North Central Avenue.

1973

October 21

A dedication service for the new church building was held. The church members covenanted to offer themselves anew to the work of the Lord.

2016

Following the Lord’s leading in a new direction, the church changed its name from First Baptist Church to Grace Baptist Church of Canonsburg.

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