Grace Baptist Church is located in Selkirk, Manitoba. Selkirk is a town in Central Canada roughly 20 miles north of Winnipeg. Grace Baptist Church has been a part of the AIT Network for a number of years and in 2018 Grace Life Church of Muscle Shoals ordained and sent out Blake Kenaum to serve as Pastor of GBC. Over the last two years, the Church has seen a steady number of baptisms, they have experienced a growing appreciation of expository preaching, as well as a renewed emphasis on the importance of the local church. The purpose of GBC is to glorify God by making disciples of Christ and promoting the spread of healthy local churches throughout the world. In 2018, after an internship at Grace Life Church of Muscle Shoals, Blake, and his family, moved from Alabama to Selkirk to serve as pastor of the Church. Blake is a native of Mississippi who has been preaching since he was 16 years old. Blake is married to his wife Destiny, and they have 4 children: Josiah, Daniel, Jane, and Sadie.
Update from Pastor Blake Kenaum, September 2022
Each year we take a break from our small group ministries during the summer. As a result, we kickoff each year with a strong emphasis for each person to take seriously the call to minister and serve in the local Church. For us, the avenue of doing that is primarily in our small groups. We begin small groups again this Sunday, Sept. 11. To prep us for this, I spent the past few Sundays preaching through Romans 12:1-8. We were all reminded that the Christian's reasonable service is demonstrated in how we serve the local Church. In addition, our Church has taken up the challenge of a 48 hr prayer emphasis. Starting today, Friday Sept. 9 at 12 a.m, our Church is cooperating together to fill a complete 48hrs with intercessions to God on behalf of our small group ministry. We are asking God to bless our Church with more conversions, more spiritual understanding, and an increase of brotherly love. We hope to have the best year yet in small groups. Would you consider praying with us? As you read this, would you say a prayer for the small group ministry of GBC?
Finally, pray for the good number of baptism candidates who are currently in counseling. We have a wide variety of persons some of whom are ready, others who are seeking the Lord, and we are encouraged at the sincerty of all who are seeking to follow Christ. I hope to share with you some of the testimonies very soon. Thank you for your prayers and encouragment. Grace and Peace!