Isaiah 53:5,6,12b

"But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And  the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors."



Join us for our Good Friday Service at 6PM
Resurrection Sunday at 10:30 AM


SUNDAY 9:15 AM • 10:30 AM • 6:00 PM • WEDNESDAY 6:30 PM


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 1197 PInecone Rd.
Sartell, MN 56377
Service Times:
Sunday Morning Bible Classes 9:15 AM
Sunday Morning Worship Service
10:30 AM
Sunday Evening Worship Service
6:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Bible studies
Youth Class
Kids 4 Truth
6:30 PM

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April 3rd Good Friday Service 6PM

April 5th Happy Resurrection Sunday! Service starts at 10:30 AM. We will not have Sunday School or a PM Service.

April 10-11th Ladies Spring Retreat, Blaine, MN

April 16th Leadership team meeting.
April 20-21 Northern Fellowship Meetings, Hibbing, MN
April 26th Fellowship Meal, Quarterly Business meeting following meal.
Info for the ladies retreat
“Finding Joy” 
It will be hosted by Blaine Baptist Church
46 117th Ave. NE Blaine, MN
The cost is $20. You can attend both days or just one. The cost for one day is $10.
The cost after April 1st is $25.
There is a workshop “Chalk Art” it is voluntary and costs an additional $5.
Hotel reservations can be made at Country Inn and Suites Coon Rapids. 763-780-3797
If you have any prayer requests that you would like the ladies at the retreat to pray over please give them to Genna by April 5th.

Grace Baptist Fellowship Calendar


Mar 30, 2015
2015-03-29 Jim Goodew – What Will You Do With Jesus
"2015-03-29 Jim Goodew - What Will You Do With Jesus".
  • Mar 30, 20152015-03-29 Jim Goodew – What Will You Do With Jesus
    Mar 30, 2015
    2015-03-29 Jim Goodew – What Will You Do With Jesus
    "2015-03-29 Jim Goodew - What Will You Do With Jesus".
  • Mar 23, 20152015-03-22 Jim Goodew – The Lord of All the Earth – Joshua 3
    Mar 23, 2015
    2015-03-22 Jim Goodew – The Lord of All the Earth – Joshua 3
    Series: Joshua
    "2015-03-22 Jim Goodew - The Lord of All the Earth - Joshua 3".
  • Mar 16, 20152015-03-15 Jim Goodew – Unlikely Deliverance – Our Awesome God – Joshua 2
    Mar 16, 2015
    2015-03-15 Jim Goodew – Unlikely Deliverance – Our Awesome God – Joshua 2
    Series: Joshua
    "2015-03-15 Jim Goodew - Unlikely Deliverance - Our Awesome God - Joshua 2".
  • Mar 9, 20152015-03-08 Jim Goodew – Following Gods Leader – Joshua 1 10-18
    Mar 9, 2015
    2015-03-08 Jim Goodew – Following Gods Leader – Joshua 1 10-18
    Series: Joshua
    "2015-03-08 Jim Goodew - Following Gods Leader - Joshua 1 10-18".
  • Mar 2, 20152015-03-01 Darrell Friar – Security and Assurance of Salvation
    Mar 2, 2015
    2015-03-01 Darrell Friar – Security and Assurance of Salvation
    "2015-03-01 Darrell Friar - Security and Assurance of Salvation".
  • Feb 16, 20152015-02-15 Jim Goodew – God’s Awesome Love – Song of Solomon 8_7
    Feb 16, 2015
    2015-02-15 Jim Goodew – God’s Awesome Love – Song of Solomon 8_7
    "2015-02-15 Jim Goodew - God's Awesome Love - Song of Solomon 8_7".
  • Feb 9, 20152015-02-08 Jim Goodew – Success as God Sees It – Joshua 1 1-9
    Feb 9, 2015
    2015-02-08 Jim Goodew – Success as God Sees It – Joshua 1 1-9
    Series: Joshua
    "2015-02-08 Jim Goodew - Success as God Sees It - Joshua 1 1-9".
  • Feb 2, 20152015-02-01 Jim Goodew – Joshua Introduction Part 2 – Our Faithful God
    Feb 2, 2015
    2015-02-01 Jim Goodew – Joshua Introduction Part 2 – Our Faithful God
    Series: Joshua
    "2015-02-01 Jim Goodew - Joshua Introduction Part 2 - Our Faithful God".
  • Jan 26, 20152015-01-25 Jim Goodew – Joshua Introduction – The Molding of a Man
    Jan 26, 2015
    2015-01-25 Jim Goodew – Joshua Introduction – The Molding of a Man
    Series: Joshua
    "2015-01-25 Jim Goodew - Joshua Introduction - The Molding of a Man".
  • Jan 19, 20152015-01-18 Jim Goodew – The Glory of Mankind- The Image of God
    Jan 19, 2015
    2015-01-18 Jim Goodew – The Glory of Mankind- The Image of God
    "2015-01-18 Jim Goodew - The Glory of Mankind- The Image of God".




2014-06-8 Jim Goodew – This World is Not Our Home – Philippians 3-20 to 4-1

2014-06-01 Jim Goodew – Growing Up – Spiritual Maturity – Plilippians 3 15-19

2014-05-18 Jim Goodew – Proper Pursuit – Philippians 3 12-14

2014-05-11 Jim Goodew – Honoring Mothers – Mothers Day

2014-05-04 Jim goodew – Who Are We Following – Philippians 3 10-11

2014-04-20 Jim Goodew – Easter Sunday – Resurrection Hope

2014-03-23 Jim Goodew – Examples Worth Following – Philippians 2 22-26

2014-03-30 Jim Goodew – Valuing His Servants – Philippians 2 25-30

2014-04-06 Jim Goodew – Genuine Christianity – Philippians 3 1-3

Bulletins & Preaching Notes


 Our Mission & Vision

 “The mission of Grace Baptist Fellowship is to glorify God by winning people to Jesus Christ and equipping them to be disciple makers.”



Jim & Susie


Pastor Jim Goodew, Senior Pastor

Jim was saved in 8th grade following a message from God’s word at church on a Sunday evening.  He met his wife, Susie, at Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary (FBBC&S) in Ankeny Iowa.  They have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.

 The Goodews enjoy the outdoors, gardening, and hiking. Jim loves hunting of various sorts and fishing.

Jim earned both his BS in Pastoral Studies and his MA in Practical Theology at FBBC&S.  Prior to coming to Grace, Jim served at Faith Baptist Church in Brainerd, MN for 26 years.

He is burdened that the local church faithfully and practically proclaim God’s Word.  Jim has had extensive training and experience in biblical counseling so this is a major focus in his leadership at Grace. Along with this, he has a desire to see people trained to use their gifts and abilities to faithfully serve the Lord and help others.

He desires to see people come to know God personally and to serve and follow Him.  A favorite verse of his is Psalm 16:11 “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”




Laidlaw3 (2)Pastoral Intern Jesse Laidlaw

Jesse was saved at the age of 22 by the witness of a friend who challenged him with the gospel.  Shortly after that he met his future wife, Kristi, a believer who discipled him in his new faith.  They have three children.  Their family enjoys hiking, camping and board games.
Jesse earned a teaching degree in Art from SCSU.  He then felt the call to the ministry and went to seminary.  He earned an MDiv from Andersonville Theological Seminary.  After graduation, he has been interning at Grace Baptist Fellowship since 2010.
His desire is to see souls saved and then discipled to become faithful men and women in Christ.  One of his favorite verses is Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”



Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
 Walker Brown

family pic resize for documentWalker and Amy Brown began dating in 2009.  As they grew together they grew in their understanding of the Bible and their love for Jesus Christ.  In 2011, they made the Bible the primary guide of truth in their lives, which eventually included finding Grace Baptist Fellowship.  They have 4 children: Ellie, Lauren, Wyatt and Penelope.  They enjoy many activities as a family and love the outdoors.  They are thankful for Grace in every way, not only what they receive but how they can give back to their eternal family.  Faith Alone in Christ Alone.


 David Kaiser

 KaisersDavid and Genna Kaiser are High School Sweethearts and were married in June of 1997.
David accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in April of 2000, and Genna in January of 1999. They have 4 children Lauren, Nathan, Clayton and Hudson. They have been attending Grace Baptist Fellowship since 2007.
David oversees Grace’s IT, Sunday School Ministries and is the Treasurer.
The Kaiser’s love to Swim, fish, camp and visit their family on the East coast!


 Jeff Kellerman

 photo1 (2)Jeff Kellerman was drawn to the Lord and became a Christian at the age of 21 while attending college. One of his favorite verses is Matthew 5:16 “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Farther who is in heaven.” He has served at Grace in a variety of roles and looks forward to continuing to be sanctified at Grace while faithfully serving the Lord in whatever role he is called.
 Jeff is married to Hattie and together have raised their daughter Hannah. In 2014, Hannah graduated from The Master’s College in Biblical Counseling.  Jeff has been employed by the Sartell School District as a physical education teacher and  coach since 1983. During his free time he likes to be physically active gardening, running or just working in his woods.
Dale Lindner
Hi my name is Dale Lindner and my wife’s name is Angie, we were married in 2000. We have five children: Andrew, Aaron, Abby, Abram, and Asher. (Wow that’s a lot of A’s). I have been a follower of Christ since 2003 and Angie since she was a little girl. As Christ as our focus and our savior we aim to make Him the center of our home and our lives. We as a family enjoy many outdoor activities and sports. One of my favorite Bible verses is Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” I look forward to serving at Grace Baptist.



 Ben Welsand

WelsandsBen and Aimee Welsand  began dating in May of 2000.  Shortly after meeting, Ben accepted Christ as his personal savior.  Aimee accepted Christ in April of 1997, and had been attending Victory Baptist church (which would soon become Grace Baptist Fellowship).  Ben was involved in a building addition project at Grace that expanded our facilities and both of them signed on as charter members. They were married in September of 2003.  They have 5 children: Miles, Amelia, Fiona, Lena and Elsa; whom they homeschool. They have many interests, but mostly just enjoy being together as a family.  They consider Grace to be a third family and feel very close to them.  They are very thankful for the opportunity to serve the Lord and our church and look forward to what lies ahead.

Ministries at Grace

Bible Studies

To aid in the learning process we have a graded Sunday School program and various Men’s and Women’s bible studies throughout the year. God’s Word is taught to everyone from the youngsters in the pre-school all the way up to our adults by godly men and women. Along with learning the Bible comes many opportunities for fellowship and close friendships being built which will last a lifetime.


 Our nursery workers make sure that the nursery is a safe and secure environment. We desire that each child enjoys their nursery experience and that parents are allowed to worship and serve without concern. All of our nursery workers have been background checked for your child’s safety. Nursery facilities are cleaned and inspected each week.

Children’s Ministries

We believe children are precious to the Lord. Therefore, we endeavor to provide loving, quality care and well-planned Bible learning activities to equip your children for their Christian walk. Our children’s ministry includes; Sunday School classes organized according to school class levels; On Wednesday evenings, we also provide classes for K4-12th Grade. In these classes, we seek to enrich and develop our children in the spiritual disciplines.

Youth Ministry

Our teens meet Wednesday evenings for bible study and fellowship. Our youth attend various teen outings throughout the year. We provide opportunities for and encourage our teens to serve.

Women’s Ministries

Our Women’s Ministries emphasize women ministering to women. Fellowship events, bible studies, and personal accountability groups are available.

Men’s Ministries

Our Men’s Ministries emphasize growing godly leadership as we seek to learn how to be more effective in the home and workplace. Fellowship events, Bible studies, and personal accountability groups are available.

Counseling Ministry

We truly desire to help those who are hurting and struggling with the various problems of life to find practical and life-changing truths from God’s Word. Counseling is FREE of charge and is provided by Grace Baptist Fellowship.

Outreach Ministries

Grace Baptist Fellowship is serious about reaching the world with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We are also active as a church in reaching our community for Christ.

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of Grace Baptist Fellowship. In an age of widespread technology, we want to maximize the use of  technology to advance the word of God. All of our weekly sermons are uploaded to our website in audio formats. We also maintain an active Facebook page for additional church communication.


The usher team at Grace Baptist Fellowship fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services,  helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction, unlocking doors, locking doors, and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. The usher team is a servant-hearted group of men and youth whose ministry is integral to church life.




Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 8:30-12:00.

Church Location & Address:

1197 Pinecone Rd. Sartell, MN

Telephone: Tel: (320) 252-5548


In the case  of an emergency, please contact our church office at:

God’s Plan of Salvation for Mankind

There are many people in our world who tell us that there are many ways to Heaven.  This should not be surprising.  Since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, human beings have been making idols and creating false religions.  In essence, these are simply feeble attempts to create a god of man’s own liking.  Simply because we may want something to be true about the subject of man’s eternal destiny does not make it true.  Nor does the fact that we deny the real truth about the subject of man’s eternal destiny make it untrue.  The real question is, what does God say about the issue?  Jesus clearly stated, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  (John 14:6)  Are you trusting in a way to get to Heaven that is Biblically correct?  Are you sure about your eternal destiny?  Please take a moment to read about God’s wonderful plan of salvation for you.  This is the most important issue facing every human being.

Step 1 – God’s Love and His plan

God created us in His own image to be His friend and to experience a full life assured of his love, abundant and eternal.

Jesus said, “…I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b)

“…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Romans 5:1)

Since God planned for us to have peace and abundant life right now, why are most people not having this experience?

Step 2 – Our Problem: Separation from God     

God created us in His own image to have abundant (meaningful) life. He did not make us robots to automatically love and obey him, but he gave us a will and a freedom of choice. Adam was the first to exercise this freedom in a sinful way through his choice to disobey God in the Garden of Eden.  Because of that choice, he and all his offspring (including us) became separated from God.  Man is not only guilty before God because of who he is, a descendent of Adam, but also because of what he does, a violator of God’s perfect standard known as the Law of God.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

“Therefore, just as ??through one man sin entered the world, and ?death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned (Romans 5:12).”

“…your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.” (Isaiah 59:2)

On our own, there’s no way we can attain the perfection needed to bridge the gap to God. Through the ages, individuals have tried many ways…without success. Good works won’t do it…or religion…or money…or morality…or philosophy…

“There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”  (Proverbs 14:12)

Step 3 – God’s Remedy: The Cross

Jesus Christ is the only answer to this problem. He died a sacrificial and substitutionary death on a Roman cross.  He had victory over death and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and people.

“For Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God,…”  (I Peter 3:18)

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.”             (I Timothy 2:5)

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us..”  (Romans 5:8)

Step 4 – Our Response: Faith and Repentance 

Faith involves believing, which means trust and commitment – acknowledging our sinfulness, trusting Christ’s forgiveness and submitting to His control of our life. Eternal, abundant life is a gift for us to receive and possess, not a product for us to earn.

Repentance means to make a complete change of one’s mind about a particular issue.  A change that involves not only one’s intellect, but also one’s volition or will.  Specifically, we must change our mind and agree with God about our own sinfulness and Christ’s perfect provision of forgiveness through His work on the cross.  We must reject the old belief system that sinfully rejected Christ, and completely embrace the new one, which has complete faith in Christ.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.”  (John 5:24)

“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…”   (Acts 3:19)

Is there any reason why you shouldn’t cross over to God’s side and be certain of eternal life?

How to receive Christ:   

  1. Admit your need (I am a depraved sinner in need of a sinless Savior from my sinful condition).
  2. Turn from your sinful state of unbelief towards Christ’s sacrificial work on the Cross (Repent).
  3. Believe with all your heart that Jesus Christ sacrificially died for you on the cross because of your sinful condition, and rose from the grave, securing complete victory over death for all who place their faith in Him. (By Faith – Believe in His death, burial, and resurrection).
  4. By faith, through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to be the Lord of your life and your one and only Savior from sin. (Receive Him as Lord and Savior of your life).

What next?

This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ. To deepen this relationship you should:

  1. Maintain regular intake of the Bible to know Christ better.  (Allow God to communicate to you).
  2. Talk to God in prayer every day.  (Reverently communicate with God).
  3. Tell others about your new faith in Christ.  (Communicate your faith to the world).
  4. Worship, fellowship and serve with other Christians in a church where Christ is honored and preached. Our church would be privileged to serve you and help you to grow in your Christian life.
  5. As Christ’s representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others, as well as your obedience towards God.


(All Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version of the Bible)