GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH IS...
…a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching, Bible-living, Baptist church where Jesus is preeminent, people are loved, and the gospel of grace is center-stage! If you are looking for a friendly, healthy, dynamic local church—you are going to love growing in God’s grace with us.
The purpose of the church is summed up in the commission Christ gave His disciples just before He ascended to Heaven: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18–20). This last command of Christ should be our highest priority; every facet of church activity should in some way relate to this, the purpose of the church. Acts 5:42 records that the Jerusalem church was indeed fulfilling this purpose: “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” This young church was constantly engaged in making the Gospel known to the world.
Sunday School – 9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Service – 10:45 AM
Sunday Evening Service – 6:00 PM
Bible Study & Prayer – 6:30 PM
Kids 4 Christ or S.W.E.A.T. – 6:30 PM
SOULWINNING & OUTREACH:
Saturday – 10:00 AM
Keith Harrison | Senior Pastor
Pastor Roy Keith Harrison was raised in Northwest Indiana in the Chicago Land area. He began attending a local Baptist Church as a bus kid and was later saved at Vacation Bible School at the age of 10. He surrendered to the call to the ministry at age 16. In 1982 he received a B.S. in Pastoral Theology at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana. Later, he received a Master’s in ministry from Providence Baptist College in Elgin, Illinois and Northland Baptist College in Dunbar, Wisconsin in 2011. He received an honorary Doctorate in Ministry from Providence Baptist College in Elgin, Illinois 2012.
Pastor Harrison has served in full-time ministry for almost 40 years. He has served as an Assistant Pastor at the Faith Baptist Church in Bourbonnais, Illinois. for 8 years, as a missionary to Argentina, South America for 16 ½ years, as adjunct faculty member at Providence Baptist College for 14 years and has served as the Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Lockport, Illinois since 2013. He is married to his wife Judy of 42 years. He has 3 children Kyle (Assistant Pastor in Suwanee, GA), Ryan (Sunday school teacher in Bourbonnais, Illinois) and Mandy (Church secretary in Lockport, Illinois). He also is a proud "Paw-Paw" to his 8 grandchildren.
He enjoys preaching, teaching, Bible study, preparing sermons, prayer, reading, taking walks, riding his bicycle, just about any sport (Die-hard Cub’s fan), and playing with his grandchildren.
Abraham Chae | Co-Pastor
Bro. Abe grew up in Elgin, IL under the ministry of Pastor Keith Gomez and Northwest Bible Baptist Church. He was saved at the age of 4, and called to preach at 7. After graduating high school in 2006, he went on to major in Pastoral Theology from Providence Baptist College, graduating in 2010. He and his wife, Mandy, were married the same year. They have three children: Weston, Claire, and Hallie.
Bro. Abe was the Assistant Pastor of GBC from 2014-2021. He became Co-Pastor in January of 2022. He's been involved in many ministries, including the youth department, choir, special music, audio/visual, graphics, and treasury. Mandy serves as the church secretary.