Travis King was someone you wouldn’t expect to become a pastor. He rebelled in his early teens as a result of growing in a dysfunctional home. He was someone who would skip classes to hang out with his friends. He was a brilliant child despite being problematic. He was able to pass his classes even when he doesn’t study much.
Things changed right after he graduated high school and left his childhood home then gained interest in an apartment that was advertised by a real estate news in Vancouver (website). He worked two jobs so he can pay for a small apartment where he lived with his best friend from www.CannexCapital.com. He then met his future wife, Brittany Palmer, as he was working in his part-time job as a cook in a local breakfast diner and later on interned at the clinic of Vancouver chiropractor (Brian Floyd). It was love at first sight. He did everything he could to find the girl who caught his eye, and thankfully, they actually have some mutual friends who set them up for a date.
Brittany was a worship leader in her church where she took Travis for their first date. He was uncomfortable. He hasn’t stepped into a church since childhood, and he didn’t know if there was etiquette to follow. He was struck by the pastor’s message that day and from then on had started to attend every Sunday together with Brittany.
Later on, he started his journey to become a pastor with Brittany on his side. Since then, he had been able to reconnect with his family and invite them to church as well.
The Grace Baptist Church (GBC) was founded by Pastor Travis King and his wife in 2008. After seven years of relationship, Pastor King finally proposed to Brittany, both at the age of 27. It was only a year after their marriage when they, together with Pastor King’s friends from bible school (Pastor Greg Staten and Pastor Charles Bailey), decided to establish their own church. It started small, service only held in a studio attended by 50 people. Then it grew little by little, and from 50 churchgoers, we now have more than 350. Pastor Staten and Pastor Bailey also went to lead their own churches that are located in Asheville and Columbia respectively. By then, they acquired the help of the guys from carpet repair in Surrey to help them with the church's interior.
GBC strives to teach the truths solely based on the bible. Spreading the gospel of God is what we aim as we equip each member with the right teachings that they can share with other people. We have Sunday services and bible studies for a constant spiritual boost. Aside from those, we also conduct discipleship and mentoring for those who are trying to mature as a Christian. Sunday schools are also available for kids ages 3-13 to encourage learning while bonding and having fun with kids their age.
Various ministries are available for people seeking ways to serve God. Volunteers can choose to become a choir member, church worker, teacher, singer, media team member, missionary, prayer partner, instrumentalist, and much more. Different support groups are also open for people struggling with problems like abuse and illnesses.
continue working hard to do each other’s part so that everyone can
consider this church as a mirror of God’s grace and love.
Sunday Service: 7:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M; 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the Sanctuary
Sunday School: 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. (Please check bulletin board beside church entrance for room assignments for each age bracket)
Bible Study: Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Sanctuary
Discipleship: Sunday, 1:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. at Rm. 5
Membership Class: Sunday, 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. at Rm. 10
Support Group Meetings: Saturday, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. (check room assignments on bulletin board)
Mentoring and activities for each ministry vary. The usual schedule for each one is posted on the bulletin board. For clarifications, please contact assigned person listed also on the bulletin board.
For members who don’t have a ministry yet and are interested in joining one, kindly approach any of the church staffs right after the service.
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