True Gospel Baptist Church
True Gospel Baptist Church
Pastor Stephen Brock was born and raised in North Carolina. Upon graduation from high school, he entered into the United States armed forces serving in the army and in the Gulf War. While in high school, he met his wife, Lisa. Pastor and Lisa were happily married on February 14, 1992, after he was discharged from the military. Four years later, they began attending an independent Baptist church in Waynesville, NC, where he was saved in July 1996, at the age of 26, and in December 1999 surrendered to preach the Gospel. He then began preparation for the ministry through the study of the Scriptures, serving in a nursing home ministry, and also a prison ministry. He served faithfully in these ministries for 7-1/2 years. During this time, he began to feel the Lord calling him to the mission field and took a survey trip to New England. It was on this trip that the Lord confirmed His call in Pastor's life to plant a Bible-believing Baptist church in Salem, MA. His family moved to Salem in April 2010 and started True Gospel Baptist Church. Pastor and Lisa have 2 sons, Jordan and Silas.
Discipleship is the first step in becoming grounded in the Word of God. A series of Bible study lessons are used to establish each person in the Word of God, their relationship in Christ, and experience spiritual growth.
Soul-winning/Visitation is an integral part of our church and part of the Great Commission.
Public Preaching is a neglected doctrine in many of today’s churches yet the Bible is full of open air preaching from Genesis all the way to Revelation. The Bible says in Acts 20:20, "And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have showed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house." (Note that publickly and house to house are two separate places.) In Luke 14:23, we are commanded to "Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." Jeremiah 11:6, “Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.”
Nursing Home Ministry is held twice a month when we take our services to area nursing homes and rehab centers. This allows us to share God's Word with those who would not otherwise be able to attend church.
Missions are a part of the Great Commission. It is not only our responsibility to carry out the Great Commission in our community but also in our nation and throughout the world. This can only be done if we send missionaries to take the Gospel where we cannot go... "unto the uttermost part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)
Sunday School is where the foundation and principles of the Bible are taught in an age-specific open forum. It is during this time that we seek to firmly ground an individual regarding their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Youth Groups/Activities are fun and exciting! Whether it be a trip to the park or a pizza party, we use this time to encourage the youth of the church to be committed to Christ, grow in the grace of God, to love God, and to serve Him with all their hearts.
Ladies Fellowship is a time of encouragement for women of all ages. The ladies of the church meet to enjoy crafts, food, and wonderful fellowship.
Men’s Fellowship is for men of all ages. The men of the church meet to enjoy breakfast, coffee, and great fellowship.
True Gospel Baptist Church is an independent, fundamental Baptist church established in August 2010 that preaches the King James Bible. We are a Bible-believing church. Our sole authority is the Bible. We are a church that proclaims God through His Word and through His Son Jesus Christ. We purpose to make disciples of Christ by: Exalting God Encouraging Christians toward spiritual maturity Equipping Christians to ministry Evangelizing the world for Christ in our community as well as missions into all the world.