David Grubbs (1977)

Dr. David Grubbs was a speaker at the Appalachian Preaching Mission in 1977. Grubbs has served as pastor of the First Church of God in Kingsport, Tennessee and Salem Church of God in Dayton, Ohio. He also has formerly served as chairman for the Appalachian Preaching Mission. He was the noonday speaker in Johnson City and spoke at an evening service at both Johnson City and Kingsport in 1977. Two sermons he delivered at the Preaching Mission are below.

David Grubbs delivers a sermon at the Appalachian Preaching Mission (APM) on Sunday, February 6, 1977 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Grubbs preaches that Christians need to go beyond simply attending church, and need to use their spiritual gifts to serve God and preach the gospel.

In the sermon, Grubbs references the feeding of the five thousand (Matthew 14:13-21).

Following the sermon, APM Music Director Herb Hoover leads the congregation in "Just As I Am."

David Grubbs preaches a sermon at the Appalachian Preaching Mission (APM) on Monday, February 7, 1977 in Johnson City, Tennessee. Grubbs argues that true happiness cannot be found in material possessions and can only be found when living under the guidance of God.

During the sermon, Grubbs references Psalm 1.

Following the sermon, the congregation sings "Take the Name of Jesus with You."

Relevant documents attached below include a biography of David Grubbs and the 1977 Johnson City Appalachian Preaching Mission brochure.

Audio, images, and documents courtesy of Archives of Appalachia, East Tennessee State University, Appalachian Preaching Mission Records.