The Churches History.
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.
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 both.
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.
Brother Frank Reigel - Clerk
Brother Ronnie Henderson - Song Director
Brother James Thomas - Asst.