Mission Statement

My primary objective for the young people in our youth ministry was leading them to the place where they would yield their lives to do whatever God wanted, i.e. complete surrender. For many teenagers who graduated out of our youth group, that meant going off to Bible College. I was always hopeful that leaders there would invest the same personal interest in my young people that I had. However, I must admit, I was fearful they either could not or would not.

Now, as God has moved me to assume the leadership role at Grace Baptist College, I have the opportunity to ensure that every student has the chance to receive everything I ever wanted for my own teenagers. Since my position has been reversed, I am determining that our college will help students do Godís will by allowing our core staff to passionately invest in each individual as if they were one of our own young people. That is my commitment to you, if you are a parent or leader of teenagers.

My commitment to you, the prospective student, is as follows:

  1. We will help you transform into the image of Jesus Christ.
  2. We will help you develop a deeper relationship with God.
  3. We will help create a passion in you to reach the world for Jesus Christ through your specific calling.
  4. We will help train you for full-time ministry.

This website was assembled with the hope that you would find everything you wish to know about our college, local church, staff, philosophy, everyday life, ministry opportunities, and location. We have been fortunate and privileged to be located in a beautiful area of our country. May the Lord bless you as you peruse the following contents and pray specifically about attending Grace Baptist College.

 Derek Hagland

Dr. Derek Hagland, Vice President

(989) 732-8881
(877) AT-GRACE


Mailing Address
PO Box 1908
Gaylord, MI 49734

Physical Address
232 South Townline Rd
Gaylord, MI 49735

Grace Baptist College is a local church ministry (Ecclesiastical Corporation) of Grace Baptist Church of Gaylord, Michigan, and is not, and has no intention of ever becoming, a liberal arts college. The sole purpose of Grace Baptist College is to train Christians to serve in the ministries of local New Testament churches of like faith and practice. Grace Baptist College is not licensed or approved by the State of Michigan and does not guarantee that any of its degrees or credits will be recognized by any other institution. Grace Baptist College is not accredited by any person, organization, or government agency. While Grace Baptist College is not accredited, the course of instruction and the individual classes are widely accepted by fundamental colleges and mission boards as college-level work.