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Word of Grace Missionary Baptist Church   


The Word of Grace……..Making Disciples

Our Mission

The Word of Grace’s mission is to reach the lost and mature Christians so that they can make disciples and provide a church fellowship that has sound doctrine, fellowship, observance of church ordinances, prayer, mutual support, worship and praise.     Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Timothy 2:2, Acts 2:40-47


     Contact Information

Telephone: 713 728-1351

FAX: 713 728-8038

Location and Mailing Address: 5532 Grapevine Houston, Texas 77085

Electronic Mail:  General Information: info@wogmbc.org

Web site:   www.wogmbc.org



Eight Core Values (based on Mission Statement verses):

Evangelism -   reach and saved the lost

Discipleship -  mature the believer

Exaltation -     lifting up the name of God and His Son Jesus Christ

Intercession - praying for the individual and the church body locally and globally and praying for the lost

Exposition -    systematically teaching and explaining the whole Word of God

Edification -   building up the individual and the body of Christ in every area of ministry and personal life

Fellowship -   providing opportunities and activities for the church to fellowship together

Worship -       providing a time and place of  holy worship exalting God with, praise, prayer, offerings and                         exposition and application of  the Holy Scriptures

Doctrinal Beliefs

The doctrinal position of the Word of Grace is historically that of conservative Christianity. The Word of Grace rests firmly upon the integrity and inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures and, therefore, wholeheartedly accepts the basic doctrines of the historic Protestant Christian faith. Below are our basic doctrinal beliefs which we believe and teach.

The Bible

1) Every word in the original writings of the Holy Scriptures is inspired of God and without error (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13).

The Godhead (Trinity)

2) The Godhead exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one God (Gen. 1:1; Jn. 10:30, 4:24; Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; 2 Cor. 13:14).


3) Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners, hopelessly sinful in themselves, apart from the grace of God (Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12, 3:23; Eph. 2:1).

Jesus Christ

4) The Eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, who is true God and true man, having been born of the virgin Mary (Jn. 1:1, 14, 18; Matt. 1:21-23; Heb. 1:6, 8; 1 Jn. 5:20; 1 Tim. 2:5).


5) Salvation is received by faith alone in Christ, who died in substitutionary sacrifice for our sins and rose again (Acts 4:12; 13:38, 39; 1 Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:4, 5; 5:1).


Sanctification of the Believer

6) Every true believer is promised positional and ultimate sanctification with the possibility of progressive development in life spiritually (progressive sanctification) (Heb. 10:10, 14; Jn. 17:17; Eph. 5:26, 27; 1 Thess. 4:3, 4; 1 Jn. 3:2).

Eternal Security of Believer

7) All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have the assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ (Rom. 5:1; Jn. 3:5, 6; 1 Jn. 5:13; Jn. 10:28, 29; 17:12; 2 Tim. 1:12).

The Holy Spirit

8) The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Godhead, who regenerates, indwells, baptizes and seals all true believers in Christ and fills those yielded to God (Matt. 28:19; Jn. 1:13; 3:3-6; Titus 3:5; 1 Cor. 2:12; 6:19; Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30).

The Church

9) The Church, embracing all true believers, is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:24, 25, 30; 1 Cor. 12:12, 13, 27).

Christian Service

10) Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit, which service includes the propagation of the Gospel message to the whole world. There is promised reward in heaven for faithfulness in such service (1 Pet. 1:15, 16; Jn. 12:25, 26; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 3:12-15).

Church Ordinances

11) The scriptural ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper are for all true believers in Christ (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mk. 16:15, 16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Cor. 1:16; 11:23-26).

Angels (Demons, Satan)

12) Angels were originally created holy but now exist as unfallen and fallen including Satan (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6; Ps. 143:2-5; Jude 6; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:9; Eph. 6:11, 12).


13) God has revealed different dispensations or stewardships with corresponding rules of life, of which the present dispensation is the age of grace (Eph. 3:2-6, 9-11; Col. 1:25-27; Rom. 6:14; Heb. 7:18, 19).

Return of Christ and End of the Age

14) The imminent return of the Lord, which is the blessed hope of the Church, is to be followed in order by: the tribulation; the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years; the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved (Titus 2:13; 1 Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:4-10; Rev. 3:10; Matt. 24:21, 29, 30; 25:31; Rev. 20:1-6, 11-15; Matt. 25:46).

Position and Biblical Definition of “Marriage”

The Word of Grace Missionary Baptist Church appreciates and values God’s gift of marriage between man and woman that God created in His own image. As a church providing our members with a biblical worldview, the Word of Grace M.B.C. fully believes what the Bible says about marriage and operates according to that faith commitment.

We abide by Jesus’ teaching on marriage when He said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, 5 and said, 'FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH'? 6 "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate" (Matthew 19:4b--‐6 NASB, capitalization in the original). The definition of marriage provided by Jesus includes several important truths that the Word of Grace expects all members and church leadership to value and abide by:  1) Marriage is a covenant designed by God (19:4b).  2) This biblical definition of marriage is not conditioned by culture or personal perspective but decided by God from the beginning and expected to continue until eternity (v. 4b).  3) Marriage is intended to be between one man and one woman as God biologically created them male and female at birth (v.4b).  Hence, any other proposals for marriage are outside of God’s intended design (see also Leviticus 18:22, 20:13–16; Romans 1:26–27; 1 Corinthians 6:9–11; and 1 Timothy 1:9–10).  4) The marriage covenant is sealed through sexual intercourse, which should be reserved for one husband and one wife after they have entered the holy covenant of marriage (v.5). 5) God’s design is for marriage to last until the death of one of the spouses (v.6 and Matthew 22:30). Therefore, the Word of Grace M.B.C. defines marriage as a divinely designed biblical Covenant between one man and one woman and God that is intended to represent the relationship of Christ and the Church, and last until the death of either spouse. This view of marriage is affirmed in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament (see Genesis 1:27, 2:23–24; Malachi 2:14; Song of Solomon 2:7, 16; 1 Corinthians 7:1–16; Ephesians 5:22–33; Hebrews 13:4).   

(Adopted from the College of Biblical Studies’ definition of Marriage)