About Our Church
The Plan of Salvation
God has revealed two very important truths in His Word, and they are the following:
1. God is perfectly holy
2. Mankind is inherently sinful
"Sin" is simply those behaviors, words, and even thoughts which violate God's perfect character and requirements. In other words, any deed, word, or thought which falls short of total moral perfection is sinful. And as nearly anyone will readily admit, we all fall short of perfection regularly.
Because God is the perfectly holy Judge of all His creation, He must punish sin and those who commit it. This is the reason that sinners are destined to be sent for eternity to a place of punishment called "hell," just as a judge must send a convicted criminal to prison if he is to do his job.
If you are tracking, then you realize the Bible makes two assertions: 1) All people are sinners [Rom. 3:23], and 2) All sinners get sent to hell for their sins [Rom. 6:23]. The Bible also makes one final assertion on the matter: we cannot erase our sin through good deeds. [Is. 64:6]
This is what is known as 'bad news.' In fact, this is the worst possible news! It would be hopeless, but the Bible also gives us the 'best possible news,' which is called the "gospel!" That is simply the fact that God loved all the people He created so much that He sent His perfect Son, Jesus, to die on the cross in order to pay for the sins we have all committed [Jn. 3:16-21]. Jesus willingly did just that, and then rose bodily from the dead three days later, securing eternal freedom from sin and its consequences for any and every one who chooses to believe in Him as the Son of God! Jesus paid the penalty for our sin, and now offers eternal life freely to all who confess their sinfulness and accept His perfection in their place. There is not one person so wicked that God's grace cannot reach him and God's forgiveness cannot save him! And just as we see with the thief on the cross in Luke 23:39-43, salvation is not earned by any works, but freely given by God's grace to those who trust in Him [Eph. 2:8-9].
You can talk to God right now, and get your sins forgiven and be guaranteed eternal life in heaven. Simply trust in Jesus, and pray something like this:
"God, I know that I am a sinner, and I know that I deserve Your justice for my sins. But I also know that Jesus is Your Son, and I know that He died in my place. I humbly ask that my sins be cleansed by His blood. I accept Jesus as my Lord and my Savior. Please forgive me, and give me eternal life with You. Amen."
If you have chosen to trust Jesus as your Savior, praise God! Your sins are forgiven and your new eternal destination is heaven! God is so good!
The next step is to to follow the Lord in believer's baptism, and then to join a Bible-believing church. You need to be discipled (which simply means you need someone who knows the Bible to teach you how to live like Jesus). Jesus calls His people to follow Him. Don't delay! Take the next step now!
If you have any questions about anything on this page, please do not hesitate to reach out! We will be happy to answer your questions - not with our own opinions, but with the Bible! God bless.
About Our Church
We are a Baptist church, which means we are a part of a rich heritage of Christian faith which is characterized by unwavering faithfulness to God and His Word, missions mindedness, and love for all people because every individual is created in the image of God, and thus has intrinsic and eternal value.
Those things which separate Baptist churches from other denominations are often listed as these eight things, which can be put as an acronym:
Autonomy of the Local Church
Priesthood of the Believer
Individual Soul Liberty
Saved, Baptized Church Membership
Separation of Church and State
Grace Baptist Church is independent. This means we fellowship with other churches of like faith and practice, but we are not tied directly to any other organization (such as the Southern Baptist Convention). The church is governed by its own members and elected leadership.
We desire to do our part to fulfill the Great Commission, and so we faithfully support both domestic and international missionaries
through financial giving and through prayer. We also believe in and encourage every believer to take part in personal evangelism.
Through our weekly services, we aim to reach the lost through faithfully preaching the gospel, and to encourage and disciple believers through the practical preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
We use the King James Version from the pulpit for consistency's sake, though other translations are referenced regularly and attenders are welcomed to study along out of their preferred translation.
Our Church History
Grace Baptist Church in Delta, Utah was started after evangelistic meetings initiated by Wally Higgins from Northwest Baptist Missions. They were held at the Millard County School District from June 7-10, 1983. The first church services were held June 12, 1983. Northwest Baptist Missions supplied the preachers to fill the pulpit. On November 25, 1983, the church rented the “Lunch Bucket” building which was eventually purchased and renovated. Pastor Dennis Cason came to preach on December 18, 1983, and was called to be the pastor on January 10, 1984. He served faithfully as the pastor (and, while the church's Christian school was in operation, as the school administrator) until he retired from the ministry in January of 2015. He and his wife Gayle still live in the area and attend the church.
Tim Feldman took the pastorate over when Dennis Cason retired. He pastored here until August of 2016, when he resigned and took the position of assistant pastor in Elko, Nevada.
From August 2016 until July 2018, Grace was without a pastor. The church Trustees saw to the business of the church, and worked with a number of godly men and churches from around the state to ensure that the pulpit was filled during this period. Marysvale Baptist Church was especially involved in helping to meet this need.
In April of 2018, Bob Oswald and his family came from their church in Farmington, New Mexico to candidate for the pastorate. He accepted the position and was voted in shortly after, and they moved to Delta in July. Their first service was the Wednesday evening of July 11th, 2018. They have fallen in love with the people, the work, and the area...so they have settled in for the long haul here in the heart of Utah!