Youth Gatherings


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We will have three Saturday youth gatherings this year.

Reformation Weekend

October 31 - November 3, 2024

Grace Covenant Baptist Church holds a yearly retreat each fall. This year we plan to meet at Trinity Pines Conference Center. Our families start gathering late afternoon on Thursday for early fellowship and set-up, and activities continue through most of the day on Saturday, concluding with our regular Sunday morning service at church. This year’s speaker will be Salvatore Pezzino, pastor of Sycamore Reformed Baptist Church in East Moline, IL. He and his wife Rachel, joined Sycamore RBC in 2021. Sal was previously a software engineer for Texas Instruments for 6 years, during which he began his seminary education at Reformed Theological Seminary in Houston. In 2018, they both moved to Mansfield, TX so that Sal might continue his theological education in the newly established IRBS Theological Seminary, a confessional and Reformed Baptist seminary. During his final year of seminary, Sal served two months as a pastoral intern of Sycamore RBC and subsequently received a call to serve as a full-time pastor. After graduating from IRBS Theological Seminary in May, 2021, he and his family moved to the Quad Cities area. Sal and Rachel have three children. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and cooking.