History: In 1979, Pastor Calvin Bilderback felt the leading of the
Lord to start a church in Springdale, Arkansas. Pastor Bilderback
and Jim Collins heard the old Shady Grove Schoolhouse on 71B
was for rent. They borrowed money and rented the building. On
October 10, 1979 at 10:00 a.m., 20 people came to the Sunday
morning service. Before church was over, there was a grand total
of 35 people. October 27, 1979, Odell and Bertha Easterling gave
one acre of land so that we could build or buy a building. They
bought a building in Prairie Grove and had it moved to
Springdale. The congregation moved into the new church on
March 19, 1980, Just five short months later. The elders changed
the name to Oak Grove Full Gospel.
About 22 years later, God woke Senior Pastor Calvin Bilderback
up out of his sleep to change the name of the church to Mercy
And Grace Cathedral. He said that he wanted this church to be a
spiritual hospital for the lost and dying without hope. Later that
year, Pastor Bilderback became very ill with Prostate Cancer. The
week before Pastor Bilderback went to meet the Lord, he passed
his mantel down to his son, Euel Bilderback who is now Senior
Pastor of Mercy and Grace. Senior Pastor Euel has been
wonderful. The church growth had tripled in size. God poured
his blessing out on people and Deliverance is here every service.
God saved souls every week. In 2004, 122 souls were saved.
Pastor Calvin had a vision to start a daycare called “Grace Child
Care”. With the Help of Marsha, the daycare was established in
2002. As of 2018, The daycare is still growing strong and is
considered one of the most affordable daycares in the city of
Springdale. The daycare is a great blessing to Mercy and Grace
In 2011, Pastor Euel and Marsha went into full-time Evangelistic
ministry and traveled All over the United State seeing souls saved
for the Kingdom. The Pastor-ship was handed over to Pastor
Larry and Kim Marler for seven years. In February 2018, Pastor
Larry and Kim felt like God was through with them at Mercy and
Grace and handed the church back over to Pastor Euel and
Marsha. Their vision is seeing lost saved and helping people.
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