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Our History

  • In 1973, representatives from Hillcrest Baptist Church in Riverton, met with Pete Condis and Clark Dyess, along with their families, about starting a Baptist work in Dubois, which became Dubois Baptist Mission. The first service was held April 3, 1973, with 25 people in attendance.  O. R. Delmar, State Baptist Missionary, conducting the first service.  Thanks to Bill and De Lamb, services were held on Tuesday nights in the Dubois Telephone Office.

  • August 1974, the name was changed to Dubois Baptist Chapel and started having Sunday School at 10:00 on Sunday mornings at Dubois Telephone Office.

  • In March 1975, the church started meeting at the Interpretive Center, which is now the Dubois Museum.

  • March 1976, the name Wilderness Baptist Church was adopted.  The church was constituted with 26 charter members and was the 35th Southern Baptist Church in Wyoming.

  • April 1976 was the ground breaking for the building at the corner of Hays and Carson, which is now the Boys & Girls Club.

  • April 2010 was the ground breaking for the current location at 27 Gilliland Ave.

  • About 300 people descended on Dubois to assist in the building:  Texas Church Builders, College Heights Baptist (Casper) and churches from as far away as South Carolina, George, Missouri.

  • The property at Hays and Carson sold in August 2011 before the building was ready, so the meetings were held at the Dennison Lodge and Headwaters for a few months.

  • In 2012, the church moved into the new building with a partial occupancy permit in January.

  • The first service held in the sanctuary was Easter 2012.

  • 2015 the name was changed from Wilderness Baptist Church to Mountain Grace.

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