The Grove (Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church) was organized more than 50 years ago. Today, “The Grove”, located at 1344 East Harvey Avenue, Fort Worth, TX is ministering to generations under the leadership of Pastor/Teacher T.J. Patterson, Jr. At "The Grove", we welcome those in the DFW Metroplex and beyond to join us as we worship God, share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others and execute the business of the Kingdom with excellence.
Our History
The Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church was organized in January, 1957, by the late Reverend L.J. Jenkins. He and his family were in a small building located at 800 Bryant Street. The church was known as Bryant Street Baptist Church. In 1958 the church moved to a larger building on Yuma and Richmond Street. The name was changed to the Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church. In 1960, the church moved to its present location, 1344 E. Harvey Avenue. Rev Jenkins along with the entire congregation ... more
Our Beliefs
THE SCRIPTURES We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for it’s matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore, is and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried. THE TRUE GOD We believe that there is one and only living and true ... more
Church Covenant
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement ... more