January 2018  
Upcoming Events


Dinner For All
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Prayer Meeting & Bible Study
6:45 PM to 7:45 PM


Sunday School For All Ages
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM
Morning Worship
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ignite! Youth Group
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Evening Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Peace In Troubled Times - A Study Of The Revelation


Gateway To The High Country Cowboy Church
7:00 PM
Now you can worship every week! Mosey on over! 15257 North Tucker School Road About 12 miles north of Columbia. Check out the site: http://www.gtthccc.com/
Bible Search

Mark Ritchey

Chairman of Deacons

Terry Eckley

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Director of Missions

Lue Thompson

Sunday School Director

Charelle Wilson

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GPKids Director

Sarah Moore

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I have been teaching in the Kindergarten class at GPBC for the past 3 1/2 years.  Faye Oden asked that I start helping her with her Kindergarten class and I knew before she asked that the Lord wanted me involved with Sunday School.  I just didn't know how so He solved that problem for me!

Now, TeamKID Director was more of a surprise!  I knew the Lord had been leading me to do something to help, but I wasn't sure exactly what until I stayed for the first TeamKID meeting after church one Sunday.  Brother Ben shared that if no one stepped up to be Director that it would mean he would need to cancel his weekly Wednesday Bible Study to fill that position.  I knew at that moment the Director position was supposed to be filled by me!  This program has really been a blessing and I am very excited about it!  

A little information about myself:  I have been married for 6 1/2 years and we have three sons.  Christian 3 1/2, Collin 2 and Colton was born July 20th, 2010.  A few of my favorite hymns are How Great Thou Art & Sweet Hour of Prayer because they are my grandfather's favorite songs.  I, also, love Amazing Grace because I have treasured memories of singing it with my grandmother.

I would like to invite all Kindergarteners to join us for Sunday School at 10:00 am.  (Directions to our room can be found here:  http://www.grandprairiebaptist.com/multipage.php?id=2816 ) And we invite all children through 6th grade to join us for TeamKID on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.  Don't forget dinner for the entire family at 6:00!!  See you there!




Adult Teacher

Julia Horner

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Adult Teacher

Paul Marquette

Adult Teacher

Terry Eckley

I've been teaching this class for about 5 months, but my wife, Linda, and I taught teenager and young adult classes for about 5 years or so.  When asked to teach one of the "Explore The Bible" classes, I felt led by the Lord to take it.  In doing so, I believe He is using it as His way of showing me more of Him as I prepare for others.

A little about me:  My wife, Linda, and I have been married for 37 years.  We have 3 adult children.  Our daughter, Marci, and her husband, Tim, have two sons named Jared & Zachary.  Our son, Nathan, and his wife, Jean, have one son named Noah (with Baby Choo-Choo on the way!)  Our youngest son is Matthew.

My favorite hymn is "What a Friend I Have in Jesus."  I just like it!  Jesus is so much more than a friend - but, WHAT a friend He wants to be to every one of us!

If you'd like to learn more about what the Bible can tell you, we are a class of adults learning and sharing together that has a place for you!  Come and join us!

Our class is currently meeting downstairs in the middle building of the church.  Take either side door from the parking lot and go down the short flight of stairs.  Our room is clearly marked.  If you would like to know more about our curriculum, click this link:  http://www.grandprairiebaptist.com/multipage.php?id=2841




Donal Knipp

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I have been the treasurer at Grand Prairie for 9 years.  This position entails keeping the financial records for the church including paying the bills and keeping all pertinent records.  I also complete and file all yearly tax forms.  I report this financial information to the church body once a month at the business meeting.

I guess the Lord was asking me to fill this position because I was asked to take the position 3 times and kept turning it down.  Finally, I thought I should try to fill the treasury position and I have not had any trouble doing it.

One of my favorite Bible verses is John 3:16  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life."

That said, I would like to invite anyone in the community that is looking for a church home to come and join us at Grand Prairie.



Sunday School Secretaries

Nellie Cain and Twyla Lansing