Grace Baptist Church is a small, independent Baptist church located in Somerset Center, a rural community in south central Michigan. In our different services and the programs we offer, there are four things we make priorities: Accurately presenting the Word of God and how we should apply it to our lives, the importance of gathering together for fellowship, encouragement, and accountability, celebrating communion (the Lord’s Table), and coming before God’s throne of grace in prayer.
Although we offer classes and programs for different ages, we are a church family. All ages worship and fellowship together. We strive to be a relaxed and friendly church where visitors and regulars feel welcome and at home. Our desire is to see people come to faith in Jesus Christ, and as they grow in their faith, to conform to His image. Through both the support of missions and our personal testimonies, we want to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to the world.
Pastor Brian Hendrick began serving at Grace Baptist in 2013. He considers it a joy and privilege to be the pastor of this wonderful church. He and his wife Theresa are blessed with three children and their spouses, and three precious grandchildren. Besides pastoring, Brian and Theresa’s ministry experiences include 18 years serving at a Christian youth camp for at risk children, and over 22 years in retreat ministry (in which they continue to serve) for pastors, missionaries, and their families. Besides spending time with family, free time activities include fishing, hunting, woodworking, reading, and a love of being outdoors enjoying God’s creation.