Grace and Compassion Church  329 Atkinson Street, Baton Rouge, LA  70802

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Grace and Compassion Church

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.  Ps. 111:4

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    God gave Pastor Self the idea and spiritual concept of Grace and Compassion years before the present local body was formed. In 1990 (the first Thursday evening in August), Grace and Compassion held its first official meeting. There were approximately ten to fifteen adults in attendance. That evening’s lesson was “The Role of the Holy Spirit in the Believer’s Life of Victory.” The lesson was held at the Bellemont Hotel for one (1) month. We then moved to various members’ homes throughout the city of Baton Rouge. This continued for one (1) year and we began to meet less, until God moved on the hearts of the people who are now a part of the foundation.

We again began to meet each Thursday until God directed us to meet on Sundays. In 1991, (the first Sunday in November), Grace and Compassion Church held its first Sunday Service. We moved to our present location (329 Atkinson Street) the first Sunday in November of 1992. God has blessed us with much. When we started, we only had a vision, our bibles and a desire to please God. Since then God has added adults and children to the church along with every tool necessary to perform our God given assignment.

    The building we currently occupy was a mess before we moved in. We, by the grace of God, have totally renovated the entire inside edifice. All that you see has been done by the members of Grace and Compassion. God has blessed us to purchase four (5) air conditioning units, and 100 cushioned chairs, new carpet and a new public announce (P/A) system. God has also enabled us to close in the ceiling, repair the central heating system and to reconstruct the kitchen. God has truly given us much.

    We share this brief summary of our history so you can see the hand of God has been at work. God has moved this body steadily and protected us as we have obeyed his word. The work completed here has been done by all of the members giving of themselves, either in money, time or prayer. This ministry is not the work of one man, but the collective efforts of many to make Grace and Compassion what it is today.


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