Our Founding Pastor
By the will and grace of our Heavenly Father, our founding pastor, Roy A. Cloudt, passed from this life on February 14th 2021, and is now at rest in the presence of our Heavenly Father, face-to-face with our Lord Jesus Christ. Pastor Cloudt had nine years of advanced training beyond his high school years receiving a BA (1953) from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi; BD (1956) and ThM (1959) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and had served in the ministry for over 70 years. He pastored his first church at the age of 20 at First Baptist Church of Van Vleck, Texas. While receiving training at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas he served the First Baptist Church of Lavon, Texas and the First Baptist Church of Howe, Texas. Before coming to Baytown, Pastor Cloudt served the Calvary Baptist Church in Denison, Texas. He then served as pastor at Second Baptist Church, Baytown for nine years before establishing Grace Bible Church in 1975, and had remained pastor/teacher there until his passing into heaven, now succeeded in this position by Scott D. Griffin.