Connecting People to God by Inviting them to Follow Jesus
Grace Baptist Church began in December of 1970 as the Grace Community Chapel. George Swanson was the first pastor, and they met in the United Church of Christ on Flagg Road in West Hartford. In February 1973, Russell Sykes was called to be the next pastor. During his ministry, Grace began looking for a new location to worship. Russell was instrumental in helping Grace move to the Windsor area.
In 1976, Grace called Keith Gephart to be the next pastor. Shortly thereafter, in 1977, Grace merged with the Windsor Bible Fellowship. The following year, 1978, the church voted to rent the Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor for church services.
In 1979, the church voted to call Glen Farnham to be their pastor. During Glenís ministry, the Lord blessed Grace with an opportunity to build. Both Ben and Jon Sasportas were instrumental in helping locate property and build the facilities. Under Glenís leadership, God used the Sasportasí to build what you see today. During Glenís ministry, his brother, Clay, was called to be the assistant pastor and served for 3 years. After Glenís death, the church voted to call his brother Clay as the Pastor. He accepted the pastorate in 1990 and served 14 years. During the fall of 2004, God led the church to ask Jason Stephens to become the new pastor. Jason served for 10 years.
Reuben Collins was called to be the current pastor on 9 June 2014.