It all began in 1991 when God brought together a small group of people who were concerned for a friend and Pastor who was in a time of transition from ministry to a time of searching for God’s direction for his future.
These people met weekly for prayer to discern God’s will regarding whether or not Pastor Thomas Smith was to begin a new local work. Shortly thereafter it was determined that God was indeed calling Pastor Tom to begin that new work in Phillipsburg, NJ.
The church had a humble beginning with a handful of people meeting for the first time at the local Howard Johnson hotel Memorial Day weekend in May of 1992 under the name of Sovereign Grace Bible Chapel. It wasn’t long until the church became indoctrinated as Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and it’s first official members were welcomed in 1993.