Rachael King Baptism Testimony

Rachael King was baptized on October 14, 2018 in front of her parent’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“When I was about 10 years old I asked my parents when I was going to get baptized. They explained what baptism was. I never really thought about being saved before that time because it never really occurred to me.

I started thinking about what my parents had told me. Since then, I have been to 2 different church camps plus the movement between 2 different churches. I have now learned about how God works in the most mysterious yet awesome ways and He has a purpose for everyone. God also sent His Son as a penalty for our sins, and a couple weeks ago at youth we were told a very detailed explanation of the death of Jesus. He suffered through so many things just for us.

This means a lot to me. The fact that a man who is fully God and fully human came down and died for our sins is amazing and just a relief. Many people think when they hear this that their sins are paid for completely and that they can do whatever they want, but they have to accept him into their heart to become saved.

God has really grown me spiritually in the past 2 or 3 years. The camp that I went to this summer really taught me a lot about Him which was great. So, I stand here today proclaiming that I am a follower of the one true and awesome God. I am very excited to continue my journey with Christ with the amazing brothers and sisters that I have through him.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Bronx Claudy Baptism Testimony

Anora Claudy was baptized on October 14,2018 in front of her mom’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi my name is Bronx and today I am here to tell you about how Jesus has saved me. He is my Shepherd and I am his sheep. I get lost so many times and he picks me up and convicts me and that’s a huge blessing. I use to manipulate a lot, but I gave it up to God and surely enough He took it away. I still do it, but not as often because I sin and will always sin and will always have to repent. I know that God has washed away my sin and I am eternally grateful for that awesome present! I love God with all of my heart, strength, soul, and mind. I have been to church a lot but never really know Him like I do now. God is good, merciful, loving, kind, and funny God. God has blessed me with so many things: forgiveness, my church family, shelter, food, water, and lots more but the most amazing gift of all is His son; Jesus! I believe in His cross and what it truly means now. And I now know that Jesus is my Best Friend.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Anora Claudy Baptism Testimony

Anora Claudy was baptized on October 14,2018 in front of her mom’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi. My name is Anora Claudy. I am getting baptized because I know that I am a sinner, but I am saved by Jesus. Even though I knew the story of Jesus now I know, that he had to die, and die for me because I am a sinner, and that is pretty awesome. I want to share with you a verse I really love, Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” That is pretty awesome! I love the lord incredibly. Sometimes I can’t even wrap my head around what He has done for me! He even knew my name 2,000 years ago! He has always been there for me, even through those tough situations. He has gifted me with an amazing family, friends, and an amazing home, And even if I didn’t have any of those things I would still know that I am saved and that He cares for me.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Debbie Talbott Baptism Testimony

Debbie Talbott was baptized on October 14, 2018 in front of her church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I will start with saying this: I am not here today surrounded by you amazing people by something I did.. this was not by accident or luck. This is just simply not my story..

This is not the first time I have been baptized.

The first time, I was baptized at a very young age, out of fear that I just didn’t want to go to hell. I thought if I just went through the steps out of law–out of works–then I was going to be OK. I just didn’t want to disappoint God. If I performed my duties as a good, godly Christian girl, the fiery flames of hell was not my destiny. So in my head (not my heart) I thought well I could actually pick my destiny.

And so, I spent a good part of my early teens into my twenties on the lofty truth that I would make my own story, and every fleshy earthy thing that I could do was done to fill the empty vat inside of me. But that vat actually belonged to my Lord. The louder my soul would cry out, the more Jesus was drawing me back to Him, who He designed me to be, the more I would draw in to myself and curl up into what society was telling me could calm that storm.

I would eventually fill this vat with what the world would tell me I needed; one more drink, one more night out, this person or this drug would replace what my hearts desired the most. And it was never enough. After years of being a wayward child, I could no longer bend against His truth. All of my sin constantly being put on display, covered up in so many lies and deception. But I am a Child Of God and what Jesus did on the cross was about to truly take hold. I was finally awake to His truth. I was designed by Him, for Him. My soul was already His. My all-sufficient, never-changing, sovereign God
picked me!!! He died a very personal death for this sinner!!!

l ACTUALLY GET THE GIFT to repent of my fleshly needs. My purpose used to be, to fill the EMPTY vat with anything I could get my hands on. Now it is marked with His name, with His word, with His truth. Everything earthy now broken, made anew, and over flowing with my purpose now being to glorify Christ.
Jesus already fulfilled what I tried for so many years to cover up. Through His death on the cross he paid for my sins! His Grace is a daily reminder of that. His story for me is so much sweeter than anything I could dream up, filled with so much more life than I can ever image. He led me here. To a church I couldn’t imagine ever going, to surrounded by all you people who truly LOVE without borders and Christ lead me here in this moment in front of you all, to proclaim this in His name,

Romans 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

This water is not my way to heaven. It’s through faith alone; believing in what Jesus accomplished at the cross. And in obedience to His word, in obedience and believing and surrender to Him….I am His. I am washed. I am clean. I am loved. I am called to be accountable and shepherded. I can’t do this alone. And I cannot turn away. And I will never be the same.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Tessa Leensvaart Baptism Testimony

Tessa Leensvaart was baptized on November 27, 2016 in front of her parent’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“My name is Tessa and I’m getting baptized because I want you to know what Jesus has done for me. Jesus died on the cross for my sins so I don’t have to die forever. I know I need Jesus because I am a sinner and I know I am a sinner because I lie and sometimes I think bad things about my sisters. When I sin, I know I can ask for forgiveness from God and from others.
One of my favorite bible verses is found in Proverbs 3:5-8 and it goes like this ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones'”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Savannah Crist’s Baptism Testimony

Savanah Crist was baptized on November 13, 2016 in front of her parent’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I’ve always been taught the gospel and when I was 8, I recognized my sin and my need for a savior. I prayed for forgiveness and accepted Christ into my heart as my savior, seeing that His death on the cross paid for my sin. I have walked with him for 3 years and counting, and have loved Him and learned about Him through reading the Bible and doing devotions with my family. I feel that God has drawn me to be baptized today, as a sign of the faith and grace He’s granted me. I want the whole world to know Christ, and to love Him.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Samuel Kerns Baptism Testimony

Samuel Kerns was baptized on July 17, 2016 in front of his parent’s church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I am getting baptized because Jesus gives me grace. When I do something wrong Jesus forgives me. Jesus died on the cross for my sins and Acts 16:31 says ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.’ By getting baptized I am showing everybody that I love Jesus, and that He has saved me from my sins.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Daniel Kerns Baptism Testimony

Daniel Kerns was baptized on July 17, 2016 in front of his parent’s church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I’m getting baptized because I want everyone to know that I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart because Jesus revealed himself to my heart. Everyone needs saved because we all sin and sin is when you do things that are wrong. Jesus forgives our sins. I have trustede him and want you to all know that I have.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Baptisms :: Summer 2015

August 30th

Madison Coate
One Saturday night I was scared that Jesus would come back or I would die so I asked my parents to explain the gospel to me. They explained that I am a sinner and would need to repent. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” They also explained that Jesus died and rose again the third day to save me from my sins. John 3:16 “For God so loved he world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” Jesus had to die for my sins because he is perfect and I am not. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Today I’m getting baptized because I want everyone to know that I truly believe that Jesus is my Savior and Lord. Read more