pastor chuck sligh...
...served as associate pastor at two churches from 1977-1982, where he received valuable training for the ministry. From the time of university graduation onward, Susan taught in various locations at elementary, high school, and college levels.
In 1982, the Slighs surrendered to serve God in military overseas missions. Chuck pastored an off-post military church for ten years in Wiesbaden, where over 500 people made professions of faith for salvation and followed the Lord in believer’s baptism, and 26 families or singles surrendered to full-time service and are ministering around the world in various places today. Susan was a vital part of this ministry, supervising the nursery, and devising a unique ladies ministry that has served as a model for other churches.
In 1997, Chuck and Susan followed God’s calling to take a struggling church in Bicester, England. A former U.S. military church, over the course of seven years it became a predominantly British church, and in 2003 they turned the reins of a healthy, growing church over to a missionary to British nationals. Now the church has a British pastor.
In February 2003, the Military Ministry of Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) asked the Slighs to consider starting an American church to minister in Grafenwoehr. After seeing the need, and praying for God’s will, the Slighs moved to Grafenwoehr for this task. In September 2003, they held their first Bible study in Grafenwoehr, which formed the core of believers that became the Grace Baptist Church. when it was organized in 2004. In 2006 they purchased the present facility, which was paid for in 2016, leaving the church completely debt-free.
Chuck and Susan have three sons, a wonderful daughter-in-law and two precious grandchildren!