Dr. Egerdahl has been in the ministry since 1975. He was formerly the youth pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC before planting Community Baptist Church in Woodruff, SC and then Heritage Baptist Church and Christian School in Lawrence, KS. In 1991, he became the pastor of Twin City Bible Church in Nitro, WV. After serving over sixteen years as pastor there, he accepted the call to come to Grace in July of 2007. He received his undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University, his masters from Northland Baptist College and his D.D. from Ambassador Baptist College. Pastor Bill and his wife Vicki have three children and six grandchildren. ×
Dr. Smith spent 9 years in South Florida before coming to Grace. He is a graduate of Bob Jones Academy, Ambassador Baptist College and Carolina University of Theology. He holds an earned Doctor of Theology degree as well as his Bachelor and Masters degree. He has been involved in music all of his life. Dr. Smith and his brother continue their father's ministry thru Al Smith Ministries. David and Ginger have been married for 20 years and they have four children. ×
Chris was saved at his Christian school at the age of five. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Chris taught at Pensacola Christian Academy and also had the privilege of leading ministry teams from PCC during the summers. After com-pleting graduate work in Educational Administration, Chris served as the music director of his home church in Jefferson, Ga, for two years. He has served at Grace since 2009 in various roles as music teacher, Elementary supervisor, and currently as school ad-ministrator. He and his wife Joy both continue to serve in the church music ministry and have two very active boys. ×
Jacinto Aguilar was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and is the oldest of eight brothers and sisters. He was privileged to grow up in a Christian home and is a fourth generation Christian. He accepted Christ when he was 13 and surrendered to full-time Christian service during youth camp. He graduated with a degree in Bible from Ebenezer Bible Seminary in 1991. He taught classes at the same Seminary for 11 years and planted the Jesus Saves Baptist Church in Hermosillo, Sonora, as well as two mission churches in surrounding cities. He is presently serving as Hispanic pastor. He and his wife, Rebecca, have 7 children. ×
Pastor Matt majored in Youth Ministries at Bob Jones University where he met his lovely wife JoAnna. They were married June 21st, 2003 and graduated together in 2004. While working other jobs to reduce school loan they helped with the youth at Grace Bible Church. In 2005, he did a one-year pastoral internship at Twin City Bible Church in Nitro, West Virginia. He completed his Masters Degree in Biblical Studies from Northland Bible College (now Northland International University) in 2008. He then moved with his family to McAllen, TX to work with the Youth at Faith Baptist Church. While there, he managed KCAS 91.5 FM Radio Station, and worked for Firecheck of Texas as a designer. Matt accepted his present position as Youth Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in June of 2010. ×
Before finishing his bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Bob Jones University, Brandon had the opportunity to work at Camp CoBeAc for a summer as counselor and team leader. It was then that the Lord started to direct his heart towards ministry. After graduation, he spent the summer as an intern here at Grace Baptist Church as part of the requirements for the Advanced Ministry Training program under the direction of Dr. Tom Farrell. He spent the year traveling to various ministries as the Lord burdened his heart and continued to encourage a greater love for ministry. He has been serving in Wilmington since marrying his beautiful wife Bonnie and they are both excited to be able to serve in our ministry as God has directed them here. ×

Who We Are

Grace Baptist Church is an independent, Bible-believing, Baptist church

Located in West Columbia, South Carolina, our church is focused on reaching our community, state, nation and the world for Jesus Christ.

Set apart from many others in the area, our Church offers solid Biblical preaching and traditional songs and hymns.

Searching for something the world just cannot seem to satisfy? Hope, love, peace, life's answers? Looking for a church home or just visiting our area? You are welcome to join us for worship and service, or contact us to speak to a member of our staff if you have any questions - 803.794.8237


About The Pastor

Dr. Bill Egerdahl, Senior Pastor


Dr. Egerdahl has been in the ministry since 1975. He accepted the call to come to Grace in July of 2007. He received his undergraduate degree from Bob Jones University, his masters from Northland Baptist College and his D.D. from Ambassador Baptist College.


Grace Baptist Church was "Born of God" in 1960...

...by a handful of Godly men and dedicated Christians who were burdened to es-tablish a solid, Bible-preaching, missionary-minded, Christ-centered Baptist Church in West Columbia.

The first pastor was Rev. Moody Roberts. In 1962, Rev. Marshall Godfrey be-came pastor, followed by Rev. Floyd Paschall in 1965. In 1970, Dr. B. Clayton Shumpert became the pastor and served faithfully for almost twenty years. God brought Dr. Bob Kelley to Grace in 1991 and he pastored for 15 years un-til his death in October of 2006. In July of 2007, Dr. Bill Egerdahl became the 6th and is the current pastor of Grace Baptist Church.

From humble beginnings in a small, wood frame white church building, God has seen fit to bless Grace Baptist Church with beautiful facilities on approximately 13 acres of land. Our most recent auditorium was built in 2000 and is able to seat 1,400 people. Thousands of souls have come to know Christ as personal Savior through the various ministries of Grace Baptist Church.

Grace Baptist Church has a strong foundation, a rich history, and a bright future. It is a Bible-preaching church for a Bible-loving people. It is a meaningful ministry for a needy people. Columbia is in the heart of the state and Grace Baptist Church has Columbia at heart. To God be the glory!

Meet The Staff

Music Pastor
School Administrator
Hispanic Pastor
Youth Pastor
Outreach Pastor

What We Believe

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of each person, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.


We believe that all people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

The Church

We believe in a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible confession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of others; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water . We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God alone in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that, therefore, Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

The Last Times

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.