Grace Point's 120th Anniversary

On Sunday, September 19, 2021, we hosted a special celebration worship service and a picnic where we had a chance to look back and remember God's faithfulness to our church over the last 120 years. Our church was founded in 1901, and its history is one filled with rich blessings and unique challenges. But through it all God has been faithful!

Watch special moments from Sunday, September 19, or the entire service!

youtubeFull service from Sunday, September 19, 2021

youtubeSpecial greeting from Pastor Dave Ridder, former Senior Pastor of Grace Point (1984-2007)

youtubeReflections from Ross & Emily Manders, from Grace Point's church plant (2013), Restoration Church

Read the 2020-2021 Annual Report, which includes a special section dedicated to our church's history.

"Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast."

Psalm 119:90

founded in 1901

On Sunday, September 22, 1901, following a preaching services by Rev. E. C. Romine at Newtown Hall, the 13 charter members held a business meeting to formally organize the church. On the following day the church was recognized as a Baptist church by the Council of Baptist Churches. Romine, of Philadelphia, had preached in the Langhorne and Newtown areas for several months previously and was instrumental in the formation of the church. 

Rev. C. W. Teasdale was called in November as the first pastor of the church. May 1906 saw the dedication of the small stone church building (pictured left). This building was expanded several times and an educational wing was added in 1961.

(Photo courtesy: Newtown Historical Association)

state street

Following much planning and prayer, construction of a new addition began in 1981 on the site of the old parsonage. This new addition was completed in 1982 (pictured right) and remained home until 2004 when the church moved to its current location on Route 532 and Stoopville Road.

First Baptist Church of Newtown, now known as Grace Point, has remained committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church has seen highs and lows, God has remained faithful these last 120 years.