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Who Is Planting This Church?

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church (SGBC) in Bonham is a new church plant that was originally 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.  SGBC in Bonham launched this new ministry with its first worship service on February 7, 2021.  In August 2021, Emmanuel RBC transferred the official sponsorship and oversight of SGBC Bonham to the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Ontario, CA.  Sovereign Grace in Ontario has been an established church for over forty years and has extensive experience in church planting.  Sovereign Grace in Ontario has appointed Bob Curley, who lives in Texas, as an agent for the sponsoring church to provide face-to-face oversight and guidance to SGBC Bonham.  Bob has over thirty years of pastoral experience in four different churches and has been actively involved in the planting of six new Reformed Baptist churches.

Both Sovereign Grace in Ontario and Emmanuel RBC strictly subscribe to the London Baptist Confession of Faith of 1689 and hold to the regulative principle of worship. Our goal is to glorify God by carrying out the Great Commission through the planting of churches; 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 churches.

If you would like to know more about Sovereign Grace in Ontario or Emmanuel RBC, please visit the website for Sovereign Grace in Ontario at or the website for Emmanuel RBC at

Two Church Planters have been licensed and commissioned by the elders of Sovereign Grace in Ontario to minister and lead Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Bonham until it is constituted as an independent church.  The two Church Planters are Jeff Massey and Mark Landers.


Jeff Massey

Jeff was saved at the age of twenty while serving in the United States Navy. He is a graduate of Westminster Seminary California, Alliant International University, and the University of Redlands. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. For the past 6 years, Jeff has been the church planter and founding pastor of Redeemer Reformed Baptist Church in San Bernardino, California. Prior to that, Jeff served for 14 years as one of the pastors at Sovereign Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Ontario, California. Jeff has been married to his wife, Melissa, for 40 years and they have three adult sons and eleven adorable grandchildren. Jeff’s interests include reading books on church history and preaching, engaging in theological research, and taking long walks with Melissa.     


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 Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Ontario will be actively involved in the work of the church plant, primarily through its agent, Bob Curley, who will be providing oversight to Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Bonham as it grows until it formally constitutes as a church with members and bylaws.

Meeting Location/Contact Information

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: 12:30PM to 2:30PM on 1st & 3rd Sundays
Wed. Prayer Meetings: 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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