About Us

Grace Baptist Church, an Independent, Fundamental, Baptist Church, was founded June 21st, 1981, by Dr. Ernest Hodge. Dr. Hodge, raised in the Bear Creek area between Avinger and Linden, led the church as pastor for over 30 years from 1981 until his retirement. He was instrumental in purchasing the land, building the church auditorium and fellowship hall and was a loved and valued member until his passing in October, 2019.

The current Pastor of Grace Baptist Church is Bro. Jim Withers. Brother Withers was born and raised in Kilgore, TX, graduating from Leverett’s Chapel High School in 1971. A 1975 magna cum laude graduate of Gulf Coast Bible College, Houston, Texas. Ordained by Dr. Johnny Pope of Christchurch Baptist Fellowship, Bro. Withers has pastored in Illinois, upstate New York, and for the last 7 years at Grace Baptist Church, Gladewater, TX. He and his wife Barbara will be celebrating their 47th wedding anniversary this August 16th, 2022.

Fundamental • Independent • Premillennial

Over 30 years with

The Same Bible – The Authorized King James
The Same Location – George Richey Rd., Gladewater
The Same Message – Salvation by Grace Alone

Our Purpose

Win the Lost, Baptize and Teach the Saved. (Matt. 28:19-20)

Schedule of Services

Sunday School 10:00 am
Morning Service 11:00 am
Evening Service 6:30 pm
Prayer and Bible Study 7:00 pm

We cordially invite you to visit any or all of our services.

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