Our Church History

Former Building, Grace Bible Baptist ChurchPastor Bill VansantGrace Bible Baptist Church began on Wednesday evening, November 20, 1969, with seven people under the leadership of Pastor W.C. (Bill) Vansant. The first official service was held the following Sunday, November 24, 1969, at which 12 were present. The church was officially organized as of March 8, 1970, with 27 charter members. Later that year, the church purchased 10 acres of property on Lewis Road. After several relocations due to growth, the church moved to its present location when the first building was completed in 1974.

Pastor George A. MulfordGrace Bible Baptist Church Sanctuary Pastor George A. Mulford accepted the call in 1991 to become the second pastor of the church. Since that time, an educational building has been constructed, and in September of 2001, the church dedicated a new 11,000-square-foot sanctuary and office building. The church is now home to about 300 active members.


“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”    Philippians 3:14

A Bible-believing, Independent Baptist Church with a heart for people! Located in Fruitland Park in close proximity to the Villages, Lady Lake, Wildwood and the Tri-County Area!