Shalom Baptist Church began in 1987 as God planted a dream and vision in Pastor Pace’s heart of a congregation of believers whose sole purpose was to fulfill the great commission given by the Lord Jesus Christ, to go into all the world and make disciples.
After much prayer and consideration. Pastor Pace shared God’s vision with his wife Deleria and some close friends who joined him in prayer. The group of seven began to hold prayer meetings in November 1986 in the home of Deacon John B. and Mrs. Mildred Jones.
On April 5, 1987, Shalom held its first worship service in the Mary Harmon Weeks Elementary School with over 200 in attendance and 8 souls united with the church.
By the grace of God, Shalom built and moved into its present sanctuary in December of 1990. Shalom has grown from seven to a congregation of over 300 believers who are faithfully proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, going into all the world making disciples of all nations.
What We Believe
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;
1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
"And David shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands." Psalms 78:72
Pastor Henry Lee Pace is the founder and Senior Pastor of Shalom Missionary Baptist Church. He is the chief overseer of both the spiritual well-being and business affairs of the church.
As the primary spiritual authority, Pastor Pace has the responsibility of proclaiming God’s Word to the congregants; coordinating the ministry so that it effectively meets the spiritual, social, and physical needs of members and the community; and communicating the vision of God for the church.
Pastor Pace accepted his call to preach and gave his initial sermon in April of 1982. He was ordained and served as pastor at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Tipton, Missouri for 2 ½ years.
After hearing the call of God and with a vision to win the lost and make disciples of Christ, Pastor Pace founded the Shalom Missionary Baptist where he has served as Senior Pastor since 1987.
He attended Midwestern Theological Baptist Seminary, where he earned a Master's Degree in Religious Education.
Pastor Pace is a man of both purpose and passion. His life passion is to maximize his commitment to Christ. His life focus is to model and communicate Christ in all places. His life gifts are teaching, preaching, and leading. Pastor Pace has used his God-given passion, focus, and gifts to serve Christ in both the local church and marriage ministries nationwide.
Pastor Pace’s life partner is Deleria, and they have been blessed with 40+ years of marriage. They are the proud parents of Stacey and Stephen, and grandparents to Camryn, Jillian, Jayla, Chadwick, James Shawn & Sydnee.