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First Grace Baptist Church



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What do I wear? Wear whatever feels comfortable to you. Come as you are. We are honored to have you as our guest. Some folks wear a suit and tie or a dress and some feel more comfortable wearing jeans or shorts and flip flops.

What about my kids? We have Sunday School classes for all ages. During the adult message on Sundays your children can enjoy Children's Church or stay with your family in our worship service. On Wednesday nights we offer programs for adults, kids, and youth. Parents have the option to serve or join their children or attend the Adult Bible Study and prayer time.

Who are the pastors? Senior Pastor Ken Livingston and Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship Dusty Foster. For more information on these men click here.

Who are you affiliated with? We are a Southern Baptist Church, and we partner with the Baptist Convention of Iowa. We support various missionaries from around the world through the Cooperative Program and missional church giving.

Will I be asked for money? During our service we have a time where our church family is offered the privilege of giving money with joy to the Lord through obedience and worship. As a guest, we are glad that you would consider visiting us and ask nothing in return.

Do you offer premarital counseling and weddings? Yes we do. Please contact Pastor Ken Livingston for further information.

Can the church be rented for a wedding? Yes, please contact our administrative Assistant Jolene Livingston for more information.

Who do I talk to about getting help financially? Typically this is handled by our Deacons, but either of our Pastors can discuss how our church can help.

Can I talk with a Pastor? Absolutely! Pull either Pastor Ken or Pastor Dusty aside after the service on Sunday or any church function and we would love to talk with you. You can call and see if one of our Pastors is in the office or leave a message on the church phone (641) 892-4421. You can also email us Pastor Ken or Pastor Dusty.

When is the church open during the week? Our secretary is usually available in the church office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 2pm. There is usually someone here in the office Monday through Thursday from 10am-3pm.



We are two churches that joined together for one purpose...to reach the lost! In 2004 Grace Baptist Church and First Baptist Church decided to embark on a new journey that would enable them to reach Sheffield and the surrounding communities for Christ. We became First Grace Baptist Church. As a new congregation, we saught a pastor to lead us in unity and guide us with God's direction. Pastor Ken Livingston, his wife, Jolene and their four children moved to Sheffield in August of 2004 and they continue to serve our church family faithfully. Since the step of faith to join together, both church pasonages and both church buildings were sold for a modest amount of money. Through God's blessings we now worship weekly in our new church building that was built debt free. This building was built on faith in God and the generous giving of our congregation. As our church family began to impact the community even more effectively, the need for additional staff arose. In 2011 Pastor Dusty, his wife, Kristi and their two boys moved to Sheffield to work with youth and help with our worship ministry.


Southern Baptist Convention

Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI)

Baptist Faith and Message 2000