Gunpowder Baptist Church

Learning to - Love God. Love People. Share Jesus.

Covid-19 Updates

May 29, 2020 Update
Hello Gunpowder Baptist Church,

I am excited to announce that Baltimore County has loosened restrictions on church worship gatherings beginning today, Friday, May 29th at 5pm. This means that we are able to begin to meet again!

So join me this Sunday, May 31st @ 10:15am down at the pavilion as we get to gather again as a church family.

This is going to be a shorter/modified service to prepare us for our official “Church Re-opening” on Sunday, June 7th when we begin our regular order of service.

We are taking as many precautions as possible to ensure that our members and visitors are safe.
- We will be meeting for our worship services outside under the pavilion for as long as we possibly can to try and
     limit the spread of germs.
- Sunday school and Children’s Church will not be resuming over the summer. Look for them to begin again in the
- We will be practicing social distancing of 6ft. while meeting. The picnic tables will be spread out underneath the
     pavilion, you are welcome to bring a chair and sit in the field or around the pavilion, or you may want to remain
     in your car during the service in which case we will have the parking spots closest to the pavilion reserved for         you. Families are welcome to sit together but please refrain from sitting together with others.
- We are asking that there be as little contact between people as possible (Please refrain from hugging,
     handshaking, etc.)
- You are welcome and encouraged to wear a face mask.
- There will be hand sanitizer throughout the pavilion.
- Bathrooms and door handles in the church facility will be cleaned and sanitized for your use.
- Offering boxes will be throughout the pavilion for giving of tithes and offerings.

We ask in accordance with the CDC:
- Please do not go into the church facilities except to use the restrooms. (Be sure to wash your hands!)
- If you have a fever, are coughing, or experiencing shortness of breath, stay home and rest.
- Please do not touch your face, mouth, eyes, or nose.
- If you are considered a high risk due to health problems, please use your discretion in whether it is a good idea
     for you to attend at this time.
-If you do not feel comfortable in coming out, please do not feel pressured to attend. We want each of our
     members to do what they feel is the best and safest thing for them and their families.

The services will continue to be recorded and added to the church website and YouTube following the worship service for you to view if you are unable to come.

I am so excited to be meeting in person again and I hope that you are as well.

Looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday.

Pastor Jim

May 29, 2020 Re-Opening Message: Click Here

May 24, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here 

May 17, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

May 10, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

May 3, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

April 26, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

April 19, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

April 12, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

April 5, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

March 28, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

March 22, 2020 Sunday Message: Click Here

March 18, 2020 video update: Click Here

Services are cancelled till further notice.
All other events are cancelled till the end of April.

Please visit our Facebook Page or Website for links to our online Sunday worship video.

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Plan Your Visit

When do you meet?

The worship service begins at 10:15am each Sunday. You can expect the service to last approximately 75 minutes.
We also invite you to our Sunday school hour for all ages starting at 9:15am.

What should I wear and am I expected to give money?

You will fit in at GBC whether you are dressed up or prefer a more casual look. You will see a wide range of styles at our services.

No, we do not expect visitors and guests to give!  We take an offering during the service to meet the needs of the church as well as missions work in our city, state, country and around the world. As our guest, please do not feel obligated to give!

What is the music and messages like?

Our music spans a range of styles, from hymns to southern gospel and contemporary worship songs. The songs we sing are a mixture of older and newer songs that communicate the truths of the Bible and the greatness of our God.

We believe that the Bible is God’s truth. We seek to understand and apply God’s truth to our lives. Each week our pastors teach through the Bible verse by verse.

We believe the Bible is God’s message of hope and love for all people and the final authority for every area of our lives. We believe nothing is more relevant to people’s lives today than the Word of God. If you want to hear more, please check out the sermon archive.

Do you recognize guests during the service?

During the worship service, visitors are never singled out or embarrassed.  However, you can expect a warm and friendly welcome from our church family.

We would love it if you would fill out a Connection Card so that we can serve and care for you effectively. We will never give away or sell your information, and we have no interest in pestering you.

What is available for children?

Our children’s ministry offers several ways in which children can learn and be cared for during the service.

• We have several background-checked ladies who are on call to hold and care for infants less
  than one year old in our nursery
• Right before Pastor Jim begins to speak, children ages 2 through 6 are dismissed for
  children’s church.
• Of course, your children are more than welcome to stay with you for the whole service if you
  would like!

What if I or my family member has a disability?

The main entrance to the church is wheelchair-accessible.  We are working hard on making our facilities more accessible and comfortable for all of our guests.

GBC is a church that strives to not only intentionally reach out to the disability community, but to include them into the life and work of the church.

If you or your family has a disability, please feel free to contact Pastor Jim directly and he would love to assist you in making sure that our church can assist you and make your visit as enjoyable and easy as possible. We welcome you to schedule a time with Pastor Jim to see the church facilities and share with him how our church can best serve you and your family.

How do I get there and what about parking?

Our building is located at 20074 Middletown Rd, Freeland Maryland. You can get directions from your location here.

There is plenty of parking available in our parking lot as well as many easily accessible handicap spots.

What We Do



  • 20074 Middletown Road, Freeland, MD, USA

Online Giving

GBC is excited to offer the option of giving online with a debit card or check/bank account.  You can give a one time gift or automatic recurring gift.  Please click below to complete your donation. Your gift will be processed promptly, and your financial information will be secure. May God bless you as you follow His direction in your giving!

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Who's Your One?

Who's Your One? Who's Your One?

Our focus in 2020 at GBC will be on the Who’s Your One initiative.

Throughout the year, we will be focusing our attention on Jesus’ command to go and tell the Gospel story to the world. We are encouraging each member to prayerful select one individual in their sphere of influence that they intentionally pray for, care for, and share the Gospel with.

Will you commit yourself this year to pray for your One and to look for opportunities to bless them and share Jesus with them?

In addition, join us  as we go through the Who’s Your One 40 Day Devotional together. Copies are available at the welcome table, online at the Who's Your One website, or on the YouVersion Bible App (Search reading plans for “Who’s Your One”).

Below is a letter from SBC J.D. Greear about the Who's Your One initiative.

"Imagine if every member of your church could answer that question with the name of a person—a person for whom they’re praying and with whom they’re sharing the gospel. How would it change your church? How would it change the world?

God’s people don’t merely need another method for evangelism. What they need is a white-hot passion to see people who are far from God experience the new life He offers through Jesus Christ.

It doesn’t matter how many buildings we construct, churches we plant or sermons we preach if we’re not intent on doing everything so that lost men, women, and children will experience the transforming work of God. Without that one thing, we fail.

That’s why we’re launching Who’s Your One. This effort is designed to mobilize every Southern Baptist to identify one person in their relational network to pray for and share the gospel with in 2020. If we’re going to move the evangelism needle in our churches, we’ve got to be modeling what we’re preaching. By God’s grace, we can all partner to reach our one."