GOD'S GRACE

"Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always. It comes without charge, and it comes when we are helpless. Grace does not merely help the man who helps himself - that is not the Gospel. The Gospel is that God helps the man who cannot help himself." 
A. B. Simpson

About the Pastor

 Dr. William R. Shively has been the pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church since March 1978.  Pastor  Billy was saved in 1973, and he became actively involved in his home church, Story Creek Baptist. He felt the call from God to preach the gospel, and he began preaching in the local nursing homes and jail. Pastor Billy was licensed and ordained by Story Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Billy and his wife Sherry were married on December 25, 1971.  They were both born in Franklin County and graduated from Franklin County High School. Pastor Billy and Sherry received their Associate Degree from Liberty University and other degrees including a Doctor of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary. Pastor Billy has the desire to always please the Lord by honoring His Word. Pastor Billy and Sherry both thank the Lord for allowing them the privilege to serve the Lord with the wonderful people at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

 

SAVED BY GRACE

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." - Ephesians 2:8-10