Our Church

Church Staff and Wardens

Priests-in-Charge                                          Visiting Priest
The Rev. Lorrie Playmaker

The Rev. Lorrie Slaymaker

The Rev. Curtis Jones

The Rev. Curtis Jones











  Rick Williams, Secretary
  Chuck Fuller, Organist/Choir Director

  Bob Hart, Sr. Warden
  Karen Huddleston, Jr. Warden

History of Grace Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff

On Trinity Sunday, 1959, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pine Bluff, Ark., it was announced that land had been purchased for a new Episcopal mission to be established in the southwest part of the city. On July 1 of that year, a meeting was called by the Rev. Theodore P. Devlin asking all who were interested in this mission to attend. Between 20 and 30 people were there, and there was a lot of excitement about this new venture. Those interested met about every two weeks, and on August 13, 39 adults signed a petition to become a mission congregation of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Arkansas.


September 1, 1959 Grace Episcopal Church Mission, Pine Bluff, was organized at Trinity Parish Hall with the Rev. T. P. Devlin, Rector of Trinity Church, as organizing priest.

July 1, 1959 Twenty-one people, with the Rev. Ralph Leach, Jr., met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Boyce Alford to organize a mission in SW Pine Bluff on property already purchased.
August 13, 1959 Thirty-nine communicants (with 49 children) signed an application for permission to organize a mission.
August 27, 1959 Bishop accepted application to organize.
September 6, 1959 First Service of worship of Grace Church Mission was instructed Morning Prayer, held in a rented house at 1812 Cherry St., with 54 present.