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Who Is Planting This Church?

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Bonham is a new church plant sponsored by the Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church in Georgetown, Texas. Emmanuel was planted in 2012 and held its first worship service on July 8, 2012. All three of the elders of Emmanuel have been actively involved in church planting efforts in Minnesota and British Columbia in addition to planting Emmanuel. Also, one of the elders was actively involved in the planting of two churches in California.

Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church strictly subscribes to the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 and holds to the regulative principle of worship. Our goal is to glorify God by the preaching of the good news of His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, and by teaching sound doctrine to the Lord’s people who He graciously saves and adds to His church.

If you would like to know more about Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church, the church that is sponsoring Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Bonham as a new church, please visit our website at

Two Church Planters have been licensed and commissioned by the elders of Emmanuel RBC to minister and lead Sovereign Grace Baptist Church until it is constituted as an independent church.  The two Church Planters are Rob Clay and Mark Landers.


Rob Clay was raised in a Christian home and by God’s grace he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior at a young age. In 2002 he received a B.A. in Speech Communications from UT Arlington, Texas. Desiring to serve the Lord in ministry, he pursued an M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas and graduated in 2005. During his education, he served in various Baptist churches in Texas. Providentially, God planted Rob’s family in Omaha, Nebraska in 2006 where he served as an assistant pastor at Omaha Bible Church. For the next eight years, his understanding of reformed theology was sharpened and refined through his studies among the eldership there. Through filling the pulpit for regional churches near Omaha, the Lord cultivated a strong desire in Rob to preach Christ and shepherd people in need of a pastor. He received the call to shepherd Imperial Bible Church of Imperial, Nebraska and served there for seven years. By God’s grace and care, Rob is now serving as a church planter of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Bonham, Texas. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 16 years and together exploring God’s creation with their five animated and zesty kiddos.


Mark Landers grew up in a Christian home in Fannin County and made a profession of faith at a young age. After many years of faithful membership in Southern Baptist churches, he joined a Calvinistic baptist church in Plano, TX in 2006. He served there as a deacon until 2012, also completing a M.A. in Religion from Reformed Theological Seminary. He recently moved back to the Bonham area and is participating in the church planting at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. He is married to Rachel and they have 6 children.

The elders of Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church in Georgetown will be actively involved in the work of the church plant and will be providing oversight to Sovereign Grace as it grows until it formally constitutes as a church with members and bylaws.

Contact Us

601 South 4th Street
Bonham, TX 75418

For more information, send us an email.

Service Times

Sunday School: 10:00AM
Worship Service: 11:00AM
Fellowship Lunch: Lunches will commence after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted
Prayer Meetings: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays each month at 6:30PM


While we cannot staff a Nursery due to COVID-19, two Nursery Rooms are available for parents to supervise their own children under age 4.

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church

A confessional Reformed Baptist church in Bonham, Texas focused on the Word and worship.

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