SGBF:: Inaugural Meeting
The steering committee that labored to produce a Confession of Faith and Constitution and By-Laws for a Fellowship of sovereign grace churches and pastors, meeting in Nashville, Tennessee on March 6, 2001, set Tuesday, September 11, 2001, as the day of the official beginning of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Fellowship (SGBF). At 9AM, the assembly of representatives from the churches for the formation of the Sovereign Grace Baptist Fellowship began with a devotion from God’s Word and a prayer meeting, led by George McGuinness, pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee.Learn More »
SGBF:: Our Beginnings
On February 22, 2000 a group of men sharing something of the same vision as outlined by Bro. Holmes Moore met in Nashville, Tennessee at the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church for the purpose of exploring the possibility of forming a fellowship of Baptist Churches and pastors. The goals and desires as expressed were: providing a format for further encouragement...Learn More »
SGBF:: Constitution & Bylaws
Our purpose is to establish and maintain a Fellowship of Baptist pastors and churches which believe that salvation rests ultimately in the sovereign grace of God; to provide a medium for fellowship and mutual encouragement. The Word of God is the only infallible and final guide for our faith and practice and it alone can assert itself over our consciences. It remains supremely authoritative for us over any Confession of Faith adopted by the Fellowship.Learn More »
We are the SGBF – Sovereign Grace Baptist Fellowship – A fellowship of Independent Baptist churches holding to the sovereign grace of God in salvation.
“On God’s Sovereignty even in Faith and Repentance: A sinner can no more repent and believe without the
Holy Spirit’s aid than he can create a world.” –C. H. Spurgeon
The Pressing Need“And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them.“ (Acts 15:4)
Thus began the first great convocation of the ministers of the Gospel, representing their various churches, at Jerusalem, the first church, in the days of the New Testament. Continued...»
A Necessary CauseWhen David was reproached by his eldest brother because he had made himself bold to defend Israel in the cause of the giant, Goliath, and his defiance against the armies of God, he defended his actions by a penetrating question, ”Is there not a cause?” (I Samuel 17:29).
So it seems to be in our day. Continued...»