Who We are

Grant Avenue Church has been in existence since 1956. It has a rich history of loving God and loving others. Now, in the 21st century, that goal has not changed. Grant Avenue Church is here loving God and serving the community of Springfield.

We hope you find all the information you need concerning our church. If you need more informaiton, please contact our office, we would love to talk to you.

Who are Free Will Baptists?

Free Will Baptists roots can be traced to England as early as 1611. The first FWB church in America was begun by Paul Palmer in 1727 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. Some years later, in 1780, under the leadership of Benjamin Randall, Free Will Baptists were established in the northeast at New Durham, New Hampshire. From these early beginnings, Free Will Baptists in America have had a continuing ministry. Today, the National Association of Free Will Baptists is active in 36 states, 13 foreign countries, and a number of the islands of the sea.

Adopted from the National Association of Free Will Baptists


What We Believe

God - We believe that God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Righteous Ruler of the universe. He has revealed Himself in nature, and in the Scriptures of the Holy Bible as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; yet as one God.

Jesus Christ - He is God's unique Son. The Scripture teaches that He is God revealed in flesh. In His Divine nature He is truly God and in His human nature truly man. He is the One once crucified for man's sin, the now risen and glorified Savior and Lord who mediates between God and man and who gives us access to the Father through His intercession. No one can come to the Father unless they come through Jesus, God's Son.

Holy Spirit - All of the attributes of God are ascribed to the Holy Spirit by the Scriptures. It is He who convicts and convinces men of their sin. He also convinces man of that which is right, and that a final day of judgment will come. He, the Holy Spirit, comes to live in us at conversion, to open our understanding to the Scripture, and to lead us into the truth.

The Bible - God used holy men to write the Scriptures. They are, in both the Old and New Testaments, the very words God intended us to have. They are, as given by God, without error and are our only rule of faith and practice. We profit from them by learning the truth about many things: they also speak to us about wrong doing; they even correct us and get us back on course as well as instructing us in how to live our lives.

Salvation - Man receives pardon and forgiveness for his sins when he admits to God that he is a sinner, when in godly sorrow he turns from them and trusts in the work of Christ as redemption for his sin. This acceptance of God's great salvation involves belief in Christ's death on the cross as man's substitute and the fact of God raising Him from the dead as predicted. It is a salvation by grace alone and not of works.

Second Coming - The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ, who ascended on high and sits at the right hand of God, will come again to close the Gospel dispensation, glorify His saints, and judge the world.

Our Staff

  • Pastor

    Pastor Bill came to be pastor for Grant Avenue in 2020.  He does a fantastic job leading Sunday morning and Wednesday night services.  Bill likes to do word searches to keep his mind sharp and enjoying the outdoors doing yard work.

  • Secretary

    Geneva has been with Grant Avenue almost since the beginning of the church. She does a wonderful job in our church accounting, secretarial duties and assisting in wonderful ways to the ministry of Grant Avenue. She enjoys reading, scrapbooking, collecting used stamps, and key chains.

Contact us

If you have a question or need more information about us please feel free to get in touch with us, we would love to hear from you.

1060 S. Grant Ave.

Springfield, MO 65807

Office Phone: (417) 865-2450

Fax: (417) 865-2450

Mailing Address

PO Box 1308

Springfield MO 65801