The seed of Sovereign Grace Community Church was planted in September of 1984 when Pastor Kirk Wellum, along with several like minded brothers and sisters, began to discuss the idea of starting a new work in the Sarnia area. Their desire was to plant an evangelical Baptist witness grounded in the historic doctrines of the Christian faith and unashamedly committed to the serious and comprehensive exposition of the Scriptures. By November, a little band of disciples began meeting on Sunday evenings at Brights Grove Public School. Soon thereafter morning services were added. This culminated in the official founding of the church on the 18th of January 1985, with 18 charter members being later installed on March 3rd. Slow steady growth ensued. The church then stepped out in faith and purchased a building, the former Temple Baptist Church, with the inaugural service being held on the 28th of February 1988. Pastor Wellum faithfully served the congregation until the 31st of August 2003, when he was called to Pilgrim Baptist Fellowship in Ancaster, Ontario. For a period of two years the congregation profited from the preaching of several men, among them were Pastor Roger Fellows and Pastor David Daniels, both of whom ministered on a regular basis. At the suggestion of Pastor Daniels, the church was encouraged to consider Glenn Tomlinson for the pastoral ministry. The call was extended on the 17th of April 2005, and the church continues to enjoy his labors to the present day.
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