Grace Missionary Baptist Church
1217 Dillon St.
Texarkana, Texas 75501
You can contact the church or
Pastor Randy Johnson at this address.
The church has no phone but you can contact Pastor
Johnson on his cell phone at 903 - 277 - 1363
Speaking Engagements for 2017
Northside Baptist Church
March 17 - 19, 2017
Northside Baptist Church
Pastor Elder Larry Wilson
September 15 - 16 2017
Friday night 6:00 - 8:00 and Saturday
9:00 - 4:00
The Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist
1217 Dillon St
Texarkana, Texas 75501
Pastor Kelley Hinson
from the Landmark
Sovereign Grace in
Ft Worth, Tx.
Pastor Ronnie Miller
from the Divide
Baptist Church in
Sulphur Springs, Tx.
O'Neal from the
Baptist Church in
Wilson from the
Church in Oakdale,
Thank You to
all our guest Speakers!
We would like to welcome you to the web
site of The Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church of
Texarkana, Texas. This church was established on October
21, 1961 by eight souls seeking to serve God, and The
Lord Jesus Christ in a proper way. "God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and
in truth." John 4:24 The Sovereign Grace Missionary
Baptist Church is not a church of show, she is not a
church of entertainment, and she is not a church of
non-biblical salvation or belief. We believe that God saves
sinners by the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and the
preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We do not serve
up entertainment nor do we offer programs to draw
people. We are simple and "old fashion" Church who
simple desire to worship God, edify His glorious name,
and praise God for His grace and Jesus Christ for His
glorious gift of His blood.
We invite all to come and worship with
us, however do not expect us to change who we are. We
will not change to modernism.
We believe and teach the King James
Bible while you are welcome to use any bible translation
you choose, we only use we believe that the
King James Bible. We believe the scriptures both Hebrew
and Greek text was properly translated for King James
and completed in 1611. It took some forty translators
seven years to complete the English version.
We are a five point sovereign
grace church. By this we mean we believe and teach what
in known as T.U.L.I.P. that is (1.) Total Depravity,
(2.) Unconditional Election, (3.) Limited Atonement,
(4.) Irresistible Grace, and (5.) Perseverance of the
Saints. While these doctrines have been systemized over
time into these five points we believe they were taught
by Jesus Christ Himself in john chapter six as well as
throughout the scriptures. At one time most
denominations taught these very doctrinal truths,
however as time
proceeded through the sixties into the Twenty-First
Century most have eliminated these teachings from their
teaching causing those denominations to eliminate these
teachings of God and pick up the teachings of
Arminianism or the teachings of mankind. god warned of
this change in Romans 1:25 "Who changed the truth of
God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature
more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen."
While man will deny this change it is very true. Man
worships man instead of God. We hear ignorant statements
such as "God cannot change mans will" which is about the
most unscriptural statement in religion. Another
unscriptural statement is salvation is a decision on
your part, a choice, or that it is all up to you. none
of these quotes are scriptural in any way or in any
part. They have totally eliminated the sovereignty of
God and made man the sovereign one, changing the truth
into a lie. God said of salvation in John 6:44 "No
man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me
draw him..." You cannot worship God out of truth,
come worship with us and hear the old and continued
truths of the bible without change.
We believe in the
Local New Testament Church. We believe the church is a
succession through time as an independent body of
believers in Jesus Christ assembled together by God for
the purpose of worship and praise of God. We believe a
church service involves, prayer, song of praise, and the
sermon. Church is not about programs, it is all about
the worship of God in Spirit and Truth. While we do not
judge those who come or those who are members, we do
expect our membership to abide and live their life as
close to the scriptures as possible. We do believe in
expulsion and believe it is scripturally demanded.
1 Corinthians 5:7 "Purge out therefore the old
leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened.
For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:"
Church members are not allowed to act as they please and
call themselves church members.
you know who we are, please come and worship with us.
Learn the Sovereign Grace of God, it will do thee good.
Of Our Church.
The Sovereign Grace Missionary Baptist Church was
established in Texarkana, Texas in on October 21, 1961
under the authority of the Tabernacle Baptist Church in
Tulsa Oklahoma. The charter membership was eight souls
and they were Brother A. C. Bookout, Sister Juanita
Bookout, Brother O. E. Beck, Brother James A. Fredrick,
Sister Wanda Fredrick, Brother A. B. Harris, Sister
Rosie Harris, Brother Alonzo Hicks, and Sister Jamie
Hicks. The church then elected to call Elder Ronnie L.
Forsythe from Houston, Texas as their first Pastor.
Elder Forsythe accepted the call then he and his wife
Sister Patsy S. Forsythe joined the church as Pastor and
wife. The churches name was Tabernacle Baptist church
named after her mother church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On
April 5, 1978 the church voted to change the churches
name from Tabernacle to Sovereign Grace Missionary
Church as it remains today.
The church remains a five point (or what is known as
T.U.L.I.P) Sovereign Grace Baptist Church today. We are
also a "Landmark" church which believes Jesus Christ
started the first church at Jerusalem during His earthly
ministry. As a local New Testament Church. We believe it
is our duty to the Lord Jesus Christ to follow the
examples of old and remain in the teachings of Gods word
and not to wonder or to be in error by modernizing to
the point of changing the truth of the bible to satisfy
people. We believe a church is recognized by authority
and by doctrine and we believe this church satisfies
The Church Today
The church today still believes and teaches the doctrine
of her beginning. We still believe in a Sovereign God
that always governs as He wills, He still saves lost
sinners, He still builds the churches as He pleases. We
are still a Independent, five point Sovereign Grace
Missionary Baptist Church. We are not ashamed of our
doctrine or our ways of teaching, we also know that some
people cannot adhere or like these teachings and that
alright. We invite all people to attend our services so
if you would like to attend please do so.
The Churches Officers
- Elder Randy
Johnson - Pastor since March 2004
- Brother Larry
Mollette - Treasure
- Brother Justin
Bookout - Asst. Treasure
- Brother Frank
Reigel - Clerk
- Brother James
Thomas - Song Leader