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Brief History of Amazing Grace Baptist Church

In the summer of 2004, Brother David began feeling a strong leading from the Lord to initiate a new church ministry in the Clay, Cleburne, and Randolph County area.  By September, the leading was becoming stronger.  Over a period of four weeks, the Lord had sent four different men from four different counties to him separately, all having the same burden.  That burden was for a church where their families could worship God in Spirit and in Truth.  Bro. David chose not to share the same burden that the Lord had put upon him just yet.  This was a miraculous move of God to prove His will for this new ministry.  For even more of the Lordís unmistakable proof, all four of these men had approached Bro. David at the same place and all four were a week apart.


By October, the leading of the Lord was so strong that a cottage prayer meeting was planned for these families that had approached Bro. David.  As the next few weeks passed, more and more people heard of these cottage prayer meetings and wanted to take part.  This group of people was growing rapidly.  It was obvious that God was building a church!  On November 10th , the first official church service as Amazing Grace Baptist Church was held.  It was decided that Sunday services would be held at the Phillips home, and Wednesday services at the Taylor home.  These locations would serve as the meeting place for Amazing Grace for the next three months. 


On December 31, 2004, the church held a Charter Service at the Phillips home.  It was a ďpacked houseĒ.  Bro. Davidís Pastor, Bro. Ken Bowman, along with the deacons of Liberty Baptist Church, Bowdon GA, were present to make this new congregation of Godís people an official church.  By February, these two homes could not hold this rapid growing congregation.  As a result, a storefront building was rented at Hollis Crossroads in Cleburne County, AL.  This would be the new, temporary location of Amazing Grace.


There was a piece of property that Bro. David had been feeling led to for quite sometime.  This property was unmistakably the appointed place where the Lord wanted His church to settle.  Bro. David felt the need to contact the owner of the property to check on the possibility of the church acquiring this particular property.  After a phone call, it was obvious that the owner did not have a desire to sell the property.  Now what?  It is apparent that the Lord wants His church there.  After several weeks passed the owner called Bro. David back and asked him to meet him at the property.  He GAVE the property to Amazing Grace Baptist Church!!  God is a Big God.


In January 2005, our first revival meeting was held at the Chapel of Cheaha State Park.  We had a great week with many lives touched, and one soul was saved!  Bro. Dana Williams from Boone, NC was the Evangelist for the week.  Many monetary gifts arrived almost weekly.  The Lord was touching the hearts of many people to fund the beginning of this new ministry.


On the 8th of November, 2005, we broke ground for the first building of Amazing Grace Baptist Church.  After a long building process, on August 20, 2006 the first service was held on the new property, in the new building.  Since that time, the Lord has overwhelmingly blessed this ministry in Spirit, Grace, and people.  Please pray for this ministry as the Lord adds to the church daily, such as should be saved.


Eph. 2:4  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.


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