Stephen Hill

I am so very thankful and constantly amazed at the grace of God that has allowed me the opportunity and the privilege to be the Pastor of Gospel Baptist Church.
      What a rich history and heritage we have here at Gospel! God has truly blessed and sustained by His Righteous right hand and unending mercy. On March 21, 2020 we celebrated our 55th Anniversary. God has blessed us through the years in calling Godly men to shepherd His flock, and who have been faithful to preach the Word. It is my desire and prayer to continue this legacy, to stand in the GAP, and be found faithful by those who will come after us.
      Our motto has been and will remain to be a church with a “Heart for God and a Heart for people.” It is our desire to reach lost souls by remaining faithful to the great commission to preach the gospel to every creature and make disciples for the cause of Christ. Our commitment to this cause is built on four pillars. We want to see others come to Know Christ; we want to see them Grow in Christ and to Show Christ in their daily lives; and we want to sew Christ so that others may come to know Him. This has to be a continuous process until Christ returns or calls us home.
      I am thankful that God has led us back to our home church and called us to be the Pastor of such a wonderful church family. May we ever exalt and glorify His Holy name. God has made us stewards over His ministry, His message, and the members of His family. Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful. O, May all who come behind us find us faithful and may God continue to bless Gospel Baptist Church!
                                                                                    Because of Him,
                                                                                    Pastor Steve & Mandy

Associate Pastor

Rock Sumner

I became a member of Gospel Baptist in the summer of 2006 under the preaching of Pastor Bobby Edwards and became involved with the ministries of the church such as the music program and teaching Sunday School.
An amazing thing took place in November 2016 when I answered our Lord’s call to preach and was licensed by the church in May 2017 serving in preaching support with our Pastor, Stephen Hill.  In September 2021, Pastor Hill allowed me to conduct and preach our weekly Wednesday night services which has been a blessing to me beyond measure.
The church congregation voted and approved through a recommendation from Pastor Hill and the Deacon Board to appoint me as an Associate Pastor with my primary duties being in our Family Life ministry. It is an honor and privilege that God has given to me to serve Gospel Baptist Church in this capacity and with my wife Donna, who is my biggest supporter and assists me in reaching out to our church family and others who are dealing with the struggles of life.
I give the Lord the glory and praise for His blessings and many thanks to the members of Gospel Baptist Church for the opportunity to serve them in this capacity.

In our Savior’s name,
Rock and Donna Sumner

Worship Pastor