For more than 35 years, Grace Baptist Church has been a faithful gospel witness in Dansville, New York. Nestled in the flats on the western edge of the Finger Lakes, the region boasts deep gorges, high waterfalls, and spectacular sunsets. But the idyllic setting masks a real spiritual darkness. In such a climate, opioid addiction, alcoholism, and hopelessness abound.
It is our joy to hold forth the light and the hope of the gospel in this area and at this time. Grace Baptist Church exists “to glorify God by spreading a passion for the supremacy of Jesus Christ to all peoples, and by equipping believers for Christ-centered ministry.” We are convinced that a sincere passion for Jesus will displace all of the lesser joys that people pursue to their peril, so we aim to spread that passion widely by proclaiming Christ.
In particular, we regularly reach out to the children and young people in our community. For many years we have engaged in summer ministries, using a weekly vacation bible school program for children and using sports as a way to connect with teens and young adults. Every week each summer we welcome dozens of unchurched kids to our facilities, serve them a free meal, engage with them in various sports and other activities, and share with them the good news of salvation that is found in Jesus Christ the Lord.
We have been blessed with a functional church facility on a spacious property. Those who founded and built Grace Baptist Church did so with a view to maximize ministry and evangelism. They dreamt of a future building addition – referred to in their drawings as Phase III—featuring a gymnasium, kitchen, and restrooms.
We believe that the time has come for this dream to be realized. With a multipurpose building serving as a recreation, dining, and event facility, Grace Baptist Church will be better equipped to fulfill our mission; namely:
To glorify God by spreading a passion for the supremacy of Jesus Christ to all peoples
By engaging young people in various sports ministries throughout the whole year.
And, To glorify God by…equipping believers for Christ-centered ministry.
The multi-purpose building that Grace Baptist Church plans to build is a much more modest and scaled-down version that our founders dreamed about. Still, it is estimated to cost approximately $700,000, which we hope to raise in the next 3 years. We believe that since the Lord is leading us into this ministry-expansion, He will be faithful to provide for it. Our members are committed to giving sacrificially towards this project but, given the economically depressed area in which we live and the size of the project, we need your help. Would you consider giving to the Lord’s work in Dansville, NY with a generous contribution? Contribute below.