Our History

Grace Baptist Church in Delta, Utah was started after evangelistic meetings initiated by Wally Higgins from Northwest Baptist Missions.  They were held at the Millard County School District from June 7-10, 1983.  The first church services were held June 12, 1983.  Northwest Baptist Missions supplied the preachers to fill the pulpit.  On November 25, 1983, the church rented the “Lunch Bucket” building which was eventually purchased and renovated.  Pastor Dennis Cason came to preach on December 18, 1983, and was called to be the pastor on January 10, 1984.

June 10, 1983: First meetings – Millard County School Office.  Pastor Higgins, Pastor Terwilliger, and Pastor Vance conducted the meeting.  Seven people from town attended.

June 12, 1983: First church meeting – Nine people from town attended.

June 20, 1983: Organization of an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church.  Articles of Faith, Constitution and By-laws, Church Membership Covenant presented and accepted.  Name of church: Grace Baptist Church.

July 10, 1983: Charter members voted in

August 20, 1983: First full-time missionaries – Larry and Carolyn Hultquist (Peru) and Wally and Norma Higgins (Northwest Baptist Mission-Salt Lake City, UT)

January 10, 1984: Church voted and called Dennis Cason as pastor.

January 1, 2015: Pastor Cason retired from the church and Assistant Pastor Tim Feldman became the senior pastor.

August 2016: Pastor Tim Feldman resigned and took an assistant pastorate at Grace Baptist Church in Elko, Nevada.

August 2016-July 2018: The trustees saw to the ongoing business of the church, and a number of godly men filled the pulpit.

April 8th, 2018: The Oswald family visited from New Mexico, and Bob Oswald preached the Sunday services.

April 15th, 2018: The church voted and called Bob Oswald as pastor.

July 15th, 2018: Bob Oswald assumed the position of Pastor at Grace Baptist Church of Delta.


Pastor Wally and Norma Higgins

Pastor Wally and Norma Higgins

Pastor Dennis and Gayle Cason

Pastor Dennis and Gayle Cason

Grace Baptist Church

Grace Baptist Church, ca. late ’80s

Grace Baptist Church today