“That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.”  Ephesians 5:27

Grace Bible

Baptist Church


Church Lineage

Springfield, Missouri

Pastor Dennis and Monica Norwood

YEAR (A.D.)

CHURCH

MISSIONARY/ PASTOR

COMMENTS

1994


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri


Brother Mosbacher

Ordained and sent out as Toronto, Canada

1987


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri


Dennis Norwood

Selected as pastor

1983-1987


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri


Jim Collins

Pastored the church

1982


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri



John Reaves, Sr.

Sent out as Missionary to  Fort McPherson, NWT, Canada. Established the Fort McPherson Bible Baptist Church

1980-1983


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri


Lee Parsons

Pastored the church

1978


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri



Danny Reaves

Ordained and sent out as missionary to Chile. More info about Bro. Danny’s work in Mexico here.

1977


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri



John Reaves, Sr.


Ordained as pastor

1975


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri



Brother Matthis


Sent out as missionary to England/Scotland

1969


Grace Baptist Church  

Springfield, Missouri


Raymond Sowards

Reorganized Temple Bible Baptist Church of Springfield, MO. Changed name to Grace Bible Baptist Church. Pastor from  1969-1980

1958


Temple Bible Baptist Church Springfield, Missouri


Lawrence Watts

First official service held on Dec. 14, 1958. Established by authority of West Atlantic St. Baptist Church???

1953


West Atlantic St. Baptist Church Springfield, MO


Pastor Mitchell

Lawrence Watts ordained

????


West Atlantic St. Baptist Church  Springfield, MO


????

Started by ????  (Rose Hill Baptist Church????)

1933-1936


High Street Baptist Church Springfield, MO


Charlie Dyer

Bro. Dyer established High Street Baptist Church in Springfield, MO. by the authority of Rose Hill Baptist Church

1876

Rose Hill Baptist Church

Near Shady Grove/Willard, MO

George Long III

Established by authority of Providence Baptist Church of Providence, TN


George Long III was the great-great-great-great-grandson of George Long

1795

Providence Baptist Church Providence, TN

George Long

Established by authority of Buck Mountain Baptist Church, Virginia


George Long was the son of John Long

1760

Buck Mountain Baptist Church Virginia

John Long and Aaron Bledsoe

Sent from Hillcliff Anabaptist Church in Wales along with H. Roller


John Long married the daughter of Captain James Cook

1701



Various churches in Pennsylvania


H. Roller and John Long

Sent from the Hillcliff church to Philadelphia to establish churches in Pennsylvania


John Long married the daughter of Captain James Cook


????


Hillcliff Anabaptist Church

Wales

Aaron Arlington

Sent out of Lime Piedmont church of Switzerland

812


Lime Piedmont church

Switzerland


Balcoloa

Organized by the authority of the the Timpto church

738


Timpto church


Archer Flavin

Organized by authority of the Darathee church

617


Darathee Anabaptist Church


Andronicus

Organized by authority of the Pontafassi Church

398


Pontifassi Church


Tellestian

Organized by authority of the church at Turin

237


Turin Church


Tertullian

Organized by authority of the church of Partus at Tiber

150


Church of Partus


Polycarp

Organized by authority of the church at Ephesus

???


Church of Ephesus


Paul, Barnabus, Timothy

Organized by authority of the church at Antioch, Syria

??


Church of Antioch


???

Organized by authority of the church at Jerusalem

??

Church of Jerusalem

The Lord Jesus Christ

Founded by Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry (prior to the events recorded in Acts 1&2) with his apostles who had been prepared by the preaching of John the Baptist.

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