Who We Are
Grace Baptist Church of Millersville is a congregation of nearly 200 followers of Christ located in Millersville,
Pennsylvania. We seek to glorify God by cultivating followers of Jesus Christ. As a congregation, we value biblical teaching, multigenerational worship, and grace-saturated community. Our ministries seek to show how the Gospel transforms all of life. We gather together to encourage one another as followers of Christ.
Grace was planted in 1974 by Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster, who bought the land and the building from another congregation. Herb Samworth, a missionary who had recently returned to the States from Peru, became the church’s first pastor. Herb served until 1997. Pastor Samworth stabilized the young church through faithful shepherding. Several members of the congregation entered the pastorate or full-time work as missionaries. The congregation grew, and doubled the size of the building in the early 1990’s. Bob Smith, a retired pastor living in Willow Street, guided the congregation through a challenging interim period. The congregation called Joel DeVinney as pastor in 1999. Scott Harrison joined the pastoral staff in 2010.
At the heart of what we believe and do is the good news that God invites all people, separated from Him because of our sin, to be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. Two Ways to Live explains more of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.