Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Webpage
(North American Baptist)

Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Official Web Site

1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Lead Pastor: Jeff Stimpson
Ph: 773-1004 | office@wrbc.org | www.wrbc.org

Worship Hours:
Sunday Services..........9:15 am and 11:00 am (Children's programs for both services through 5th grade)
Other Activities
- Wednesday kids clubs from 6:30-8:15 p.m. for pre-K through 5th grade
- Amp and Ignite Youth Group for Middle & High school Sun 6-8:30pm
- KidHaven Nursery School
- MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
- Weekly Community Groups
- Go to wrbc.org for more info






Attention Mothers: Join MOPS - August 2010

   Are you a pregnant? A mother with a child/children ages infant through Kindergarten? Looking to meet some friends and have adult conversation? Join us at MOPS of Grand Island, September 15, 2010, 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Childcare is included as well as a delicious, hot breakfast! Meetings are also held at night for working mothers!
    For more information, please call 773-1004 or email Jennifer, Coordinator of the Day Group at
jjsfsaunders@aol.com.






Whitehaven Baptist Bible School - B.O.O.T. CAMP - July 2010

    Whitehaven Road Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School, B.O.O.T. CAMP, is being held at the church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 18-22. Call the office at 773-1004 for information.






Island Blast! At Whitehaven Baptist - July 2010

    Are you looking for a great time for your family this summer? Check out Island Blast! Friday, July 23rd from 6-9 PM, we will be having a super fun night of games and activities for kids and teens. A completely free night of food, fun, live music and more. Visit wrbc.org for more information, or call 773-1004. Located at 1290 Whitehaven Road. Come enjoy a great night as a family!






Jill Kelly To Speaker At Whitehaven Baptist - May 2010

   Jill Kelly will be speaking at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, on Monday evening May 24, 2010 at 7 p.m. All women are invited. Tickets are $5 with proceeds going to Hunter’s Hope foundation. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the church at 773-1004. The event is being sponsored by the Women’s ministry at WRBC.






Bible School - Island Blast, At Whitehaven Baptist - July 2009

   Sunday, July 12, through Thursday, July 16 - Whitehaven Road Baptist Church presents "Backstage with the Bible" Vacation Bible School at 1290 Whitehaven Road. Participants are invited to five nights of snacks, games, music and bible lessons. The event runs from 6 to 8:30pm each night. To register, call 773-1004 (from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday) or visit www.wrbc.org.
    Island Blast - FREE community event
Friday, July 17th
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
A super fun night of games, prizes, food, music and much more for kids, teens and parents!
Come and have a blast.
Location: 1290 Whitehaven Road
For more info visit www.wrbc.org




Tree Climbers Visit Pet Shop - Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Event - 2009

Fred Claus photos - Click for larger view

   The Tree Climbers of the Whitehaven Road Baptist Church visited Island Pets and Feed in the Grand Island Blvd. plaza on Wednesday evening, February 4, 2009 where they observed all kinds of pets shown to them by owner Linda Geiselman. The Tree Climbers is the name of a group for first and second graders that meets weekly at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church.













Rekindled Women's Ministry At Whitehaven Baptist - Sept. 2008

    The Rekindled Women's Ministry of the Whitehaven Road Baptist Church invites all ladies of the community to "Back to School Night" at Whitehaven High as its fall event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for registration on Friday night, September 26. Women of all ages are welcome to reminisce the school experience with Prayer, Arts & Crafts, Phys. Ed., Science Lab, Home Economics, and Lunch in the Cafeteria. Tuition is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Bring your yearbook, grad photo, or prom/graduation dress. Please call the church at 773-1004 to register ahead of time. Learn of future Bible Studies, Small Groups, and Women's Events happening at WRBC.





Bible School At Whitehaven Baptist - July 2008

    A vacation Bible school will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Sunday through Thursday, July 13-17, 2008 at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road. Participation is FREE and open to everyone. See
"More Information".





Fire of Worship - Community Event - Live Worship Bands - August 2007

    Fourth Annual Fire of Worship... Growing even larger in 2007, a FREE community event featuring the best in contemporary Christian music with four live worship bands in an informal outdoor setting is being held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2007 at 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Bring a lawn chair and a friend and come enjoy the music, food, refreshments, fellowship and a roaring bonfire. For lots more information and a short video, check out the Fire of Worship page at
www.wrbc.org.





Whitehaven Baptist To Hold Children's Harvest Party - 2006

   Whitehaven Road Baptist Church will be the place to be for children 4 years old through the 5th grade when a Harvest Party especially for them will take place from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Church. Click
"Harvest Party" for complete information.




Open Community Event
"Can God be Trusted?" - Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Event -2006
Tim Horton's Donates Coffee and Doughnuts For The Event


Click Posters For Larger View

   Parishioners of Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Rd. Grand Island, NY are offering a free event at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 9, 2006 - an evening of answering the tough questions people have about life's hardships. Featured will be the music of Marc Scibilia, a local artist currently recording a CD in Nashville.
   Also featured will be world renown speaker and author Winkie Pratney. Coffee and doughnuts, graciously donated by Tim Horton's, will be a special treat.
   Presenting his testimony about his journey from atheism to Christ will be Island resident Dick DiTullio.
   Donations will be taken for the Andrew Dlugosz Scholarship fund and the "Hope for Jason" VanDusen medical expense fund.





Kids Bible Clubs! At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2006

    If you like Vacation Bible School, you'll love Kids Bible Clubs!!
Olympian Club Begins September 13, 2006
   A non-denominational Bible Club for children in grades first through fifth will meet from 6:30-8:15 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road. Featured will be singing, games, Bible stories, along with great field trips and events throughout the year like apple picking, Harvest Party, Christmas Caroling and our Fascar races! Encourage your children to "go for the gold" as they go through the year memorizing verses, doing their quiet time and participating in Christian Service. For more information or to register, please call the Church at 773-1004 x 100 or Donna Linenfelser at 773-3622.
Go-Pher God Kids begins September 20, 2006!
   Go-Pher God Kids is a club for children 4 years old through Kindergarten and meets at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church on Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:10 p.m. Featured will be singing, games, Bible stories, puppets and snacks! Your children will make new friends and learn about God's Word. For more information or to register, please call the Church at 773-1004 x 100 or Jackie Carpenter at 773-3622.





Fire of Worship - Community Event - Live Worship Bands - 2006

   Fire of Worship - Community Event - Live Bands Fire of Worship...a FREE community outreach event featuring the best in contemporary Christian music with several live worship bands in an informal outdoor setting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 25, 2006 at 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Bring a lawn chair, invite a friend, and come enjoy the music, food, refreshments, fellowship and a roaring bonfire.





UPDATE Teens/Adults
Vacation Bible School At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2006

   A Vacation Bible School with a SonTreasure Island theme is being offered at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, for students in Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. Scroll down for more complete information.
   Bible Lessons will be from I Corinthians 13, with skits, music, games, crafts and snacks. VBS is offered FREE to adults as well. There will a five-night series of classes for older teens and adults who want to view some wonderful, high quality science videos related to God's design in the created world. The schedule follows:
July 23-24 - Features The Mystery of Life
July 25-26 - Features The Privileged Planet
July 27 - Discussion about the design in the created world.





We are looking for you at VBS
Vacation Bible School At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2006


   A Vacation Bible School with a SonTreasure Island theme is being offered at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, for students in Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The Bible School will be held from 6:30-8:40 p.m. Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27, 2006. To pre-register, call the church at 773-1004.
   Many children have never attended a summer vacation Bible school due to the fact that they have become nearly non existent across the nation. Planners of the Whitehaven Road Bible school are offering a free VBS t-shirt to all first time visitors in an effort to encourage more children to attend. Prizes will be given for bringing several visitors.





Scrapbookers Unite! - 2006

   Scrapbookers Unite! A day-long scrapbooking session is being held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 24th at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road. Call 773-1004 today to reserve your table or get additional information. Bring all your scrapping supplies, pack a lunch, $5 for dinner and enjoy! YES - We have AIR CONDITIONING!





Border to Border Gospel Music Convention Coming To Whitehaven Baptist Church - 2006

   The Border to Border Gospel Music Convention is being held at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, 2006 at the Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Family Life Center. The Church is located at 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, New York which is between Niagara Falls and Buffalo. Hosts will be Eddie Crook, The Northmen Quartet and The Johnson Quartet. The Convention will include many Christian music artists from the United States and Canada.
   Click for scheduled
"Border To Border Gospel Groups."
   Ticket Information
$10 advance in U.S. - $12 U.S. at the door - doors open 5 p.m.
Tickets available at Johnson Quartet 519-445-2640 - Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada
The Northmen Quartet - 260-638-4228 or 260-348-5164 - alangodsey@msn.com - P.O. Box 9405 - Ft. Wayne, IN 46899
Eddie Crook Company - 615-851-1360 - Nashville, TN
Benders Christian Supply - 8550 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221 - 716-633-5757
Mitchel Family Book Store - 353 Lake St., St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada L2N 7G4 - 905-646-1550
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072 - 716-773-1004
   Headquarters
Holiday Inn Grand Island Resort and Conference Center, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY
   Click for "Border To Border Poster."





Whitehaven Baptist Church Choir Concert To Feature Johnny Hall - December 2005

   Singer, songwriter and recording artist, Johnny Hall, will join the Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Choir in concert at the church, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday evenings, December 17-18. Tickets for the Saturday evening Dinner & Concert are available at $15 through the church office, at 773-1004. The Sunday evening concert begins at 6:30 p.m., with a complimentary dessert-hour afterward. No tickets are needed. A free-will offering will be received.
   Over the past three decades, Johnny Hall has sung in concert all across North America, including the Billy Graham Crusades. Using his gifts of singing and drama and his strong commitment to the Word of God and His grace, Johnny has endeared himself to thousands.





Fire of Worship - Community Event - Live Worship Bands - 2005

   Fire of Worship...a FREE community event featuring the best in contemporary worship with several live worship bands in an informal outdoor setting is being held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, August 26, 2005 at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY. Bring a lawn chair, a friend and enjoy the worship, refreshments, fellowship and a roaring bonfire.





Calling All Scrapbookers! - 2005

   Ready to scrapbook your summer vacation or catch up on all your past scrapbook pages? Join us for an all day "Crop till you Drop" at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church on Saturday, August 13, 2005 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.! Cost is just $5 -- to order dinner! Call the church office at 773-1004 for more information!! Reserve your table today!!!





Vacation Bible School At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2005

   Whitehaven Road Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from Sunday, July 24, 2005 through Thursday, July 28th from 6:30-8:40 p.m. The theme this year is "KINGDOM OF THE SON" a Prayer Safari. Children ages 4 through 5th grade are welcome to attend. The children will enter an African safari and enjoy singing, creating crafts, playing games and a rally each evening. They will also learn to know God through prayer. Pre-registration may be made by calling the church at 773-1004. "We'd love to see your kids at KINGDOM OF THE SON!!"





Open House, Ministry Fair At Whitehaven Road - 2004

   Whitehaven Road Baptist Church welcomes all to an Open House and Ministry Fair from 9:45 a.m. to noon on Sunday, September 12, 2004. Refreshments will be served





"What Does The Bible Say About Angels" - 2004

   "What does the Bible Say about Angels" is a popular Dr. David Jeremiah audio tape study available at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church each Wednesday evening at 7-8 p.m. beginning January 14, 2004 through March 24, 2004. All are welcome.





Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Offers 50 Day Spiritual Adventure - 2004

   Whitehaven Road Baptist Church invites the community to participate in a 50 Day Spiritual Adventure featuring seven sermons on "Standing Tall Against Fear." Each Sunday morning sermon probes a common fear that may paralyze a person and provides practical & Biblical insight on how to cope with that fear. The schedule follows:
• January 18 - The Fear of Financial Insecurity
• January 25 - The Fear of Rejection & Betrayal
• February 1 - The Fear of Skeletons in the Closet
• February 8 - The Fear of Failure and Disgrace
• February 15 - The Fear of Disease and Death
• February 22 - The Fear of Paralyzing What-If's
• February 29 - The Fear of Gathering Doom





Christian Theater of Youth At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2004

   A winter session of Christian Theater of Youth, directed by Sherri McCready, is being held at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Cost of the eight-week session which runs from Tuesday, January 20 through Tuesday, March 9, 2004 is $64.
   Christian Theater of Youth provides young people an opportunity to develop their ability to communicate through the arts. The message is simply the Gospel of Jesus Christ. "Our desire is to creatively and accurately tell that good news, both through our performance and our lifestyle," Ms. McCready explained.
   The class schedule follows:
• K-1st - 4-4:40 p.m
• 2-5th - 4:45-5:45 p.m.
• 6-8th - 5:50-6:50 p.m.
• 9-12th - 7-8 p.m.
   The Christian Theater of Youth will be performing in "Heal Our Land" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 12, 2004 at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church. For more information or to enroll, call 774-7265.




Christmas Musical At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2003

   Parishioners of Whitehaven Road Baptist Church will present a Christmas Musical with Dinner and Drama. The event, titled 'Fear Not', is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2003. Tickets at $10.00 each are available by calling 773-1004. A free performance with dessert will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 7th.




Conference—THRiVE! At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church - 2003

   What Does It Mean For A Woman To Thrive? Over 30,000 Women Unite to Reassess in Live National Simulcast -
Grand Island, 10/28/2003 . . . On November 15, 2003, INJOY's Womens Conference—THRiVE!—will explore the many significant applications of Pursuing Purposeful Relationships at the second-annual live national simulcast from Whitehaven Road Baptist Church. Click
THRiVE! for complete story.




Whitehaven Road Baptist Church To Host Regional Church Conference - Oct. 2003

   Whitehaven Road Baptist Church will host a regional church conference October 17-19, 2003 with guest speaker Benny Proffitt. Benny Proffitt is the founder/director of First Priority Clubs of North America. He is a nationally known motivational speaker and has extensive insight and experience with student-led Bible Studies across America. All sessions and workshops are open to the public. Meals by reservation only. For more information and a free brochure, call 773-1004.




NASCAR/FASCAR Children's Event At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church

   A NASCAR/FASCAR event for all children in grades 1-5 will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2003 at the Whitehaven Road Baptist Church. Children are asked to bring their favorite Match-box or Hot Wheels car to race on the church's highly technical tracks. Race coordinators have planned a fun filled "Night at the Races!" Parents may call the church office, 773-1004, with any any questions or concerns and to sign up their children for the event.




Bible Study Training At Whitehaven Road Baptist Church

   Precept Ministries International will sponsor an Institute of Bible Study Training Aug. 8, 9 and 10 at Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. The program, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will teach inductive Bible study skills of observation, interpretation, application and discussion group leadership. The ministry is based in Chattanooga, Tenn. For registration details, call Wendy Baldwin at 773-9166.




Whitehaven Road Baptist Church Old-Fashioned Tent Meeting

   An Old-Fashioned Tent Meeting has been planned at the Town Commons by parishioners of Whitehaven Road Baptist Church as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration. The entire community is invited to take part. The four-day schedule follows:

  • Thursday, July 11, 2002 - 7:30 p.m.
       WNY Festival Chorus: "Let Freedom Ring."
       Message from former Pastor Steve Turner: "Freedom - Is It Just Another Word?"
       Free punch & famous 'Heritage Christian Home cookies'
  • Friday, July 12 - 5-7 p.m.
       Chiavetta's Chicken Barbecue - $7 adults, $3.50 children, $1 hot dogs for kids
        "Whitehaven's Ladies Desserts"
       Paul Zittel Family Country Band
       Former Pastor Steve Turner
  • Saturday, July 13 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Veterans Park
       Family Life Ministries - W.C.O.U. (89.3 PM)
       Children's Program & Balloon Sculpture
       Free Anderson's Custards
  • Saturday, July 13 - 7 p.m.
       Grand Island Teen Nite
       Choice Team & Worship Band
       Free pizza & pop
  • Sunday, July 14 - 10 a.m. - Town Commons Park
       Worship & Praise - Pastors Abram Dueck, Steve Lamarco, Steve Turner


    Musical Dinner Theater
    Whitehaven Road Baptist Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, will host a Musical Dinner Theater - "My Vision" from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13. There will also be a Saturday, October 13 matinee from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Church, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by calling 773-1004.

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