Thank you for visiting us on the Internet. I am humbled to be the Pastor of Haven Baptist Church and excited about our future. I grew up in Southern Illinois and am still enthusiastic about St. Louis Cardinals baseball. It is in Illinois where I met my amazing wife, Sheena. We have been married for 16 years and God has blessed us with five children, through whom God has demonstrated His grace in multiple ways.
I graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Then God moved us further north for graduate school at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where I received a Master of Divinity degree. Shortly thereafter our family moved to Newfoundland, Canada where we served as North American Mission Board missionaries for four years. Following this appointment, God's providence directed our hearts toward Alabama, where, in September of 2011, He called our family to join Haven Baptist Church. We are thankful to serve and I'm thankful to pastor the body of Christ at Haven as we display the light of Christ to our community.
At Haven Baptist, we desire to worship Christ in our personal lives, in worship services, in Sunday School and Bible study classes and in small prayer & fellowship groups. We also believe that discipleship is a vital part of the growth of the believer. We take seriously the Lord Jesus’ commands to "Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind . . . and to love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:37-39) It is my desire that you will be comfortable joining us at Haven Baptist whether you've been in church all your life or never stepped foot in a church before.
As Pastor at Haven, I deliver expository, Bible-centered messages in a way that uncovers the meaning of the text while applying God's truth to our daily lives. In a world of confusion, and where there are many who are hurting, there is comfort and hope found in the gospel. I believe God created each individual with a purpose and we delight in knowing God by treasuring Christ. You are invited to join us in this journey!
Amazed by His Grace,
Pastor Steve Grissom