Who we are

WHO WE ARE


We are a small local church situated in the Belle Isle/Hunslet area of South Leeds and run mostly by volunteers. We are an independent evangelical church, with no affiliations, made up of people from all walks of life. We meet in our own building and have been telling the good news about Jesus to the area from our current site since 1968. We added an extension to the building in 2012.

OUR HISTORY

In the 1940s the minister of Hunslet Baptist Church lived in a manse on East Grange Drive. A new council estate was built opposite and he invited children into his home for meetings - this eventually grew. The Rev. Wooster asked the church for a smaller manse and proposed his home become East Grange Baptist Church. It officially opened in May 1953.


During the 1960s controversy broke out in the Baptist Union of England and Wales over the person of Jesus Christ.

This led to many Baptist churches withdrawing from the union, East Grange being one of them. As they had to vacate the building they looked around for land on which to build.


Across the main road on West Grange Drive was such land. Through the guidance of God sending a qualified building manager to lodge with one of the East Grange deacons West Grange Church was built.

West Grange Church opened in October 1968.

OUR VISION

The Bible says that "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that however believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16)

  • We exist to tell people in our surounding area about the love that God has for them which is so perfectly displayed in Jesus.
  • We believe God has a plan through West Grange to accomplish this.
  • We believe God is looking for a people who are willing to take on this challenge.
  • We believe Jesus is the answer for the problems in South Leeds.
  • We believe that God is going to move and we are going to see the fruit of many years of labour.

OUR BELIEFS

  • In the complete inspiration of the Bible.
  • The unity of the Godhead - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • The sovereignty of God in creation, providence, and redemption.
  • The fall of man making the new birth necessary.
  • That the Lord Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man. His virgin birth. His real and perfect manhood. His work of atonement for sin by His vicarious  suffering and death. His bodily resurrection and ascension. His great priestly intercession.
  • In the justification of a sinner solely by grace through faith, by the atoning merits of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit in regeneration, conversion and sanctification.
  • The priesthood of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ in glory.
  • The resurrection of the body; the judgment of the world by our Lord Jesus Christ, with the eternal blessedness of the righteous.
  • The eternal punishment of the wicked.