In February of 1988, as a student at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, in Lynchburg, VA, God called Bob Stahler to plant this church in his home county of Cape May, NJ. He returned to his home area with his wife, Marcy (married July 4, 1987). The Great Commission Baptist Church opened its doors on February 12, 1989, in rented facilities – a community rec center. The church was officially chartered on December 14, 1989, by Dr. Elmer Towns of Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with 23 charter members.
The church purchased 10.75 acres of ground in Cape May Court House and conducted her first worship meetings in an existing building on the property on January 2, 1994. An existing 2-car garage was converted into an 80 seat auditorium, and worship meetings commenced there on November 17, 1996. The church has been through various other building projects related to classrooms and offices.
In 2011 the church burned the mortgage and was declared debt-free in a service conducted by Dr. Elmer Towns. The church celebrated 30 years of ministry, and 30 years with Pastor Bob, in 2019. Through the years this church has been used by God to host weddings, funerals, youth events, guest preachers, missionary conferences, Bible conferences, evangelistic outreaches, and a radio ministry of 25 years. The church has a current membership of 41.
Sunday School, 9 AM
Morning Worship, 10:00 AM
Evening Worship, 7:00 PM
Wednesday Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, 7:00 PM
Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study, 10 AM
Tuesday Evening Ladies Bible Study -currently meeting on Mondays at noon