Larry & Pat Groat
LARRY and PAT GROAT have been ministering to Spanish speaking people for over 30 years. They currently serve under BMM, under the supervision of Urban Vision, partnering with City View Church to reach the Northwest neighborhood of Grand Rapids.
They provide a Food Cupboard which provides opportunities to share food with needy families and to also share the Word of God.
The Spanish-speaking population in their neighborhood increased from 3% in 1990 to 30% in 2001 and is still growing.
The congregation averages about 41 and many are desiring to be baptized. They anticipate it will soon become an organized Spanish Baptist church.