Delphine and her husband, John, have been members of Grace Community Church since 1969. John serves on the Board of Elders. Over the years they have served in many areas including Junior High, Young Marrieds, EWG, Elementary Sunday School, FOF and Crossroads. Delphine has been a Semwives table leader since 2004. Married in 1962, the Bateses have been blessed with four children. The Lord called one of their children home, a 21 year old son, in 1990. Today they and their three married children and families attend Grace Church. Reflecting on Psalm 128, they have lived to enjoy their grandchildren, all 14 of them. A very special verse to Delphine is 1 Thessalonians 5:18: “No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus”.