Glenrock Baptist Church was started as a mission church in 1963, in a small block building, and was officially constituted as a church several years later. The original church burned down in May 2007, and was rebuilt as an education center. A new sanctuary was built in June, 1996, by church members with much needed help from others in the community.
The Lord has blessed our fellowship and has continuously sent new members and families. We strive to reach young and old alike. Our Bible study and Worship services offer basic training in God’s Holy Word and daily Christian service and sacrifice. We emphasize a daily, Christ centered, disciplined lifestyle, that reflects the basic teachings of the Bible. We encourage our members and guests to practice a daily diet of Bible study, prayer and fellowship, leading to a fully committed life to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our current Pastor, Gene Flack, was called to Glenrock in June, 1992. We affiliate with the Southern Baptist Convention, The South Carolina Baptist Convention and York Baptist Association.
Our doctrine is Biblically based and we believe The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is God’s revelation to mankind, and is “profitable for teaching, reproof, for correction, and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be complete and equipped for every good work. “ (2nd Timothy 3:16). We adhere to the “Baptist Faith and Message,” which is a guiding set of Biblical principles, which we believe, teach and are called to practice in our daily lives. We also adhere to the “Church Covenant,” which can visibly be found on a wall in the sanctuary as a reminder of our call to be “Doers of the Word.”
We believe that what the Bible teaches takes precedent over tradition, culture, politics, theory, rationale and personal opinion.
Plan of Salvation
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only source of God’s salvation... John 14:6. We must believe that Christ is Who the Bible says He is, that He died for our sins, and we must repent and confess our sins unto God. When we invite Jesus into our lives to forgive us of our sins, God promises to accept us just as we are, and extend His forgiveness and salvation to any who call upon Him for salvation. The Bible refers to this miraculous change in our nature as being "Transformed". After salvation, God expects that our lives will be different and we will start a process of becoming more like Christ in our words, actions, and attitudes. The Bible refers to this ongoing process as being "Conformed" into the image of Christ.
John 3:16 - Romans 6:23 - 1st John 1:9 - 2nd Corinthians 5:17 - Romans 12:1-2 - Romans 8:29
Missions and Ministries
We continuously teach Biblical missions in all our mission group sessions, which are organized for all ages. We adhere to and practice the Acts 1:8 Challenge which calls us to be on mission with God locally, nationally, and internationally to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Everyone is taught to serve in missions in the Church and in our community. There are mission groups for adults, which meet monthly in various homes, and they serve where ever God calls them to go. We believe missions are a Biblical mandate and we take Christian ministry seriously. We minister for the purpose of making Jesus known. We have various outreach ministries to reach the lost and needy. Mission trips are continuously planned on local, national and international levels to serve as our Lord repeatedly commands in His Word.
Matthew 28: 19-20 "The Great Commission"
We believe Christian love one for another, and fellowship is essential to spiritual growth, as we share our lives with one another. We are called to daily nurture and uplift one another in Christian love. Various fellowships and functions, such as meals, recreation, and outings help us to laugh, cry, hurt and rejoice together, as we encourage one another in the cooperative spirit of friendship, ministry, and unity.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul, and mind, and Love your neighbor as yourself... The Great Commandment