Bateman Baptist Church is located in Bateman/Red Rock, Texas. We are a down to earth community church who worships God in spirit and truth. Our dress code is casual and we have a family-friendly culture. Come worship with us!
Trinity - We believe that there is one God, He is the creator of everything, who and has eternally existed in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1-2)
God the Father - We believe that God the Father reigns in love over His creation, and that by faith, we become His children.
God the Son - We believe that the eternal Son of God became the man, Jesus of Nazareth. We believe that Jesus' death, resurrection, and ascension really happened and are our only hope for redemption from sin ,and to have peace with God.
God the Holy Spirit - We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts us of sin, regenerates believers from death to new life, and helps believers in spiritual-growth and ministry. (John 3:5-8; 14:16-17).
Jesus' Return - We believe that Jesus will return to Earth; the dead will be raised; and Jesus will judge all of humanity. We believe that the righteous in Christ will live in Heaven with Him for eternity, and that the unrighteous will exist in eternal Hell.
Humanity - We believe that all humans are specially created by God in His image. We believe that, by nature and choice, we all have sinned against God and have brought judgment and condemnation upon ourselves. (Genesis 1:26-27)
Salvation - We believe that mankind is unable to satisfy God's penalty for sin. We believe salvation is possible through faith because Jesus' death and resurrection covers the condemnation a believer deserves, and grants the believer righteousness they don't deserve. (2 Corinthians 5:17-21)
Scripture - We believe the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit, is totally true and trustworthy, and is the supreme standard for all conduct and belief. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Marriage - We believe that marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.
The Church - We believe that our local church should strive for unity in Christ in all things as we tend to the missions of evangelism and discipleship. (1 Corinthians 1:10)
Evangelism - We believe that it is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ to continually seek to win nonbelievers to Him by verbal witness, and a lifestyle in accordance with the gospel. (John 15:8)
Discipleship - We believe that followers of Christ live daily with Him, love others, and continually seek to grow in Christ-likeness. (Matthew 28:19-20)
For further explanations of our Baptist beliefs and relevant scriptures please see The 2000 Baptist Faith and Message at (www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp).
Bateman Baptist Church is currently under the temporary leadership of Interim Pastor Grady Summers. Having been raised in a family that loved Jesus, Grady gave his heart to Christ at 7 years old and surrendered his life to full-time ministry at age 15. He graduated from Howard Payne University with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible. While there he met Judy, who had grown up as a pastor’s daughter and had given her heart to Jesus at the age of 6. Judy and Grady married in 1974 and the following year took a pastorate in Livingston, Montana.
Upon moving back to Texas, Grady began studies for a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, continuing to serve in several pastoral positions, the last of which was at First Baptist Church in Lytle, Texas.
In 2011, Grady completed training for certification in biblical counseling. He served with Winning Families Ministries in San Angelo, Texas. He also served as a hospice chaplain, a position that allowed him to practice family counseling, both of which comprise his current ministry in the Austin area.
Judy and Grady have four children – Heather, Holly, Heidi (married to Paul), and Tristan (married to Melissa). They also have seven grandchildren – Levi, Elijah, Daniel, Abel, Ezekiel, Ava Mae and David Paul.
The Lord has taken Grady and Judy on a great adventure, defining the heart of their ministry as one that seeks to restore, encourage, heal and help the body of Christ, all the while, growing His body by sharing the gospel with the lost.