Grace Baptist started as a Bible study for college students at the University of South Dakota (USD) in 1978 and soon grew to become Grace Baptist Church, a diverse community of people who loves, serves, and is a part of the entire Vermillion community. Staying true to our roots, we continue to serve the USD community as well, through Equip Campus Ministries.
Steve Ford, Senior Pastor
Pastor Steve has served as Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist church since 2006. His passion is teaching God’s word and encouraging anyone who wants to grow closer to God. Steve and his wife, Pam are the parents of 8 children: Sam, Lydia, Joe, Hannah, Nathan, Jacob, Becca, and Suki, and the grandparents of Paige, Pearl, Ruthie, and another due to arrive in summer of 2019!
Pastor Steve would love to hear from you. To contact Pastor Steve directly, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Brandon Pederson, Collegiate Pastor
Brandon joined the Grace family as Collegiate Ministry Pastor in July of 2016. Brandon coordinates our ministry to USD students and oversees our on-campus student ministry organization, Equip. Brandon and his wife, Erin have 5 children: Noah, Jonny, Abby, and Sam, and Jael.