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Would you prayerfully consider visiting with us here at Grace Baptist Temple?  We would love to meet you and share what we have to offer you through our local church ministries. More important than that, we believe God has blessed you with very special gifts meant for ministry. We seek to help you recognize and develop those gifts so that you can be a skillful soldier for the Kingdom of Heaven. Did you know God has expectations from us?  Do you know the perfect will of God for your life? He wants us to know, grow, and go tell the world!  Through obedience and faithfulness to him you will be blessed, and your realm of influence will increase and share the love of Christ in a much greater way.  Thank you for your consideration and feel free to stop by, call, or email us anytime. 


God bless you and may you be a blessing.

Pastor Tim Smith

Pastors Story

Tim Smith has been the pastor at Grace Baptist Temple since 2013. He was saved in 1999 in Farmville, NC under Pastor Randy Smith at Ballards Crossroads Baptist Church where he was baptized and became a member. Six months later the Lord called him to preach and he began ministering in the local homeless shelters and assisted living facilities. He married his pastor’s oldest daughter Krista Smith to whom he has been happily married to since 2001. They have three sons, Caleb, Noah, and Gabriel. Prior to coming to Rocky Mount he pastored in Virginia for 7 years where he was also their Christian school’s administrator for grades K­12. 


Since becoming the pastor of Grace Baptist Temple he has become president of New Grace Bible College. Pastor Tim has his Doctorate in Theology, and has attended Friendship Bible Institute, Hyles­Anderson College, Pitt Community College, and East Carolina University. 


Since being at GBT the church has seen tremendous growth in many areas, particularly in world missions.  The missionary representation for has grown more than 5 times from where it started and is still growing. Through our missionaries, GBT is now represented on many continents all over the world.  


Pastor Tim has a great vision going forward for the church and is very excited to see where the Lord will lead!

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