New Baptist church planned in district

A new church is being planted in our district, which will be called Grace Community Baptist Church.
“We have thought about such a move for some time,” noted Rudy French, though adding they’re still in the process of getting things off the ground.
Their mother church is Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in International Falls, which is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conference. Don Clark is pastor of the Falls church.
Grace Community Baptist Church will be pastored by French, an ordained minister of the conference (1994) who has been on staff at First Baptist Church Christian School in the Falls.
He also has pastored two churches in Mississippi and Wyoming, and had a radio missionary program.
French also was over at Victory Baptist as interim pastor and also at Off Lake Evangelical Covenant for seven months. When families left the Off Lake church, they joined together to get the Grace Community congregation up and running.
They held two services at the Emo curling rink before obtaining Alberton School for a meeting place.
Services presently are held there each Sunday, starting with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and then the worship at 11 a.m. A meal follows the service.
Bible study is held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Rudy and Rose, which is located at the end of Burriss Road East.
“I am a Biblical minister of the word, straight down the middle, there is no other way to the truth,” French said.
“We are going to have programs implemented as we go along,” he added.
A service is planned for Sunday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at Grace Community Baptist Church (Alberton School) to commission three individuals as deacons. The guest speaker will be David Sundeen, director of missions for the SBC.
Everyone is invited to attend, with a social evening to follow.