History: In 1979 Pastor Calvin Bilderback felt the leading of the Lord to start a church in Springdale. Pastor Bilderback and Jim Collins heard that 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. twenty people came to the Sunday morning service. Before church was over, there were a grand total of 35 people.
October 27, 1979 Odell & Bertha Easterling gave an 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. We moved into the church on March 29, 1980. The elders of the church 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 & 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 Senior Bilderback went to be with Lord, he passed his mantel down to his son, Euel Bilderback who was the Senior Pastor of Mercy & Grace Cathedral for 10 yrs.
In the summer of 2011, Pastor Euel felt the Lord leading him in a different direction to become an evangelist, June 19, 2011 he passed his mantel down to Associate Pastor Larry Marler. Pastor Larry has been a blessing to Mercy & Grace. The transition has taken place and Mercy & Grace is a church on the move. God is pouring his blessings out on his people and deliverance is here. God is saving souls and changing lives. Our mission is to unite men & women to become godly people to serve and win souls for Christ. We are “Training Champions for Christ”!