About Grace Church
We Live, We Love,
Woodcrest has one of the tightest, most loving and supportive congregations you will ever encounter. The majority of our newest members have joined because of the close fellowship they enjoy with others of like faith.
We believe that through the fellowship of the congregation we may "spur one another on toward love and good deeds" (Hebrews 10:24).
The word “church” refers to the building of Christian worship, but also to the overall community of the faithful. Woodcrest Baptist Church is a building on Douglas Blvd, but it is also a body of baptized believers who meet to worship in agreement with Hebrews 10:23-25.
Our primary purpose is to carry out the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:16-20 and in Acts 1:8. Or, in our world, it would be in Guthrie, in Oklahoma, North America, and internationally. We also coordinate with the Southern Baptist Convention to support missionaries in Oklahoma, North America, and internationally to the carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Woodcrest Baptist Church accepts members by salvation, by declaration of previous baptism by immersion, by statement, or by letter from another Baptist church.
THE GOSPEL IS SUMMARIZED IN ROMANS:
The Problem of Sin – Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…”
The Wages of Sin – Romans 6:23a “For the wages of sin is death…”
The Love of God – Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
The Free Gift of Salvation – Romans 6:23b “But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Accepting the Free Gift – Romans 10:9 & 13 (9) “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. (13) For whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
Br. Jim Troutman has a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX (1993). In addition, he has a BS in education (1977) and Master of Arts in counseling (1986).
Br. Jim has served in many associational positions throughout the United States, Europe, and the Pacific, as well as on the Executive Board of the Baptist Convention of New England. He has been in some form of ministry since 1987.
He and his wife, Patsy, recently returned from two years as the bi-vocational pastor for the First Baptist Church, Rota, Spain.
Br. Jim retired in 1990 after 28 years of being a military meteorologist. He has served as a peace officer in Texas and as a municipal judge. He is also a nationally certified EMT and was worked as a volunteer in the emergency room of a military hospital and for a rural ambulance service.