History

 
 

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention assigned missionaries to Grenada

The Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention assigned missionaries to Grenada on August 9, 1975. Through a radio programme sponsored by the Southern Baptist Convention, contact was made with a prisoner on death row at the Richmond Hill prison, Leon Edwards. A Bible study at the prison and in St. George's became the focal points of the beginning of Grenada Baptists.

1975

 

1981

The church divided to give birth to the Grand Anse Baptist Church

In 1981, the church divided to give birth to the Grand Anse Baptist Church. A number of persons from the Grand Anse area were being bussed every Sunday to church at St. George’s. As the number of persons increased, it became difficult to bus everyone to service. A decision was therefore made to start a congregation in Grand Anse with those who were being bussed and living to the South of the Golf Course.

 

First local to be called by SGBC became Pastor

On June 15, 1982, Osbert James, a recent graduate of the Barbados Baptist College, and the first local to be called by the St. George's Church, became pastor of the church. He was ordained by the church in December 1983. In 1987, he resigned to go abroad to do further studies in the USA.

1982

 

1987

Pastor Roystan Isaac leads the church

The Church called Pastor Roystan Isaac, also a graduate of the Barbados Baptist College, to become its pastor. He and his family served the church faithfully for six years. In 1993, he resigned because of a sense of being called to new ministries.

 

Osbert James returns as Pastor

By then the former pastor, Osbert James, had returned after completing studies at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in the US. He was asked by the church to become its pastor, and he began his ministry in June of 1993.

1993

 

1994

Church begins Discipleship Hour

In 1994, the church began a church training programme called the discipleship hour. Each Sunday evening for thirteen weeks members attended one of the several classes offered. There were two terms each year.

 

Pastor James becomes minister of the Church

In 1995, the church called Pastor James to full-time ministry; he became the fist fully paid minister that the church had ever called. Though the missionaries who served the church were full-time, their salaries were paid by the Southern Baptist Convention. The St. George’s Church, in calling a full-time minister, made a leap of faith.

1995

 

1995

Deacons were elected

Deacons were elected for the first time in the Church’s History in 1995, and the deacon family ministry plan commenced in 1996 with five districts. The first five deacons were Clifton Griffith, Cosil McDonald, Jeremiah Williams, Elma Roberts and Judith Lett.

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