Who

we

are

WE GLORIFY GOD IN EVERYTHING WE DO.


At the heart of GBC, the glory and majesty of God is paramount. Our teaching, fellowship, worship, and outreach are accomplished by the enabling work of the Holy Spirit for the glory of God and the growth of His kingdom made accessible to us through the finished work of Jesus Christ.




WE ELEVATE THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.


Our salvation, and consequently, our joy, comfort, hope, and strength are found in Christ alone. In and through Him we are born again and joyfully proclaim the good news of the resurrected Christ in every area of life.




WE EQUIP THE BODY FOR LIVING AND ACTIVE FAITH.


Having been redeemed by the blood of Christ we are saved from judgment and saved to righteous living, no longer in bondage to sin. (Rom 6:1-7) In our teaching, training, and discipleship we endeavor to equip everyone for every good work, knowing and using their gifts for His glory and purpose.




WE PURSUE, INVITE, AND GRACIOUSLY WELCOME ALL.


As we are equipped to love and serve well, we prepare ourselves to be poured out every week for the sake of the others. We passionately pursue making our church a hospitable and welcoming place for everyone every week. (Luke 10:38-42)




WE CENTER OUR LIVES AND WORSHIP ON GOD'S WORD.


Just as our individual lives ought to reflect the glory of God and the truth of His Word, so does our corporate worship. His Word is Truth and it teaches, admonishes, and trains us. (2 Tim 3:16) Every part of our worship experience, especially the teaching, explores the depths of God’s Word.




WE SHARE GOD'S HEART FOR THE WORLD.


In bearing God’s image, we share in His longing to restore all creation to a right relationship with Him. As Jesus has commissioned us to take the gospel to the ends of the earth, we participate with Him in this great work.





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What We Believe

Authority of Scripture

The Bible is the inerrant inspired Word of God and the final authority for faith and life.

The Godhead

There is one true and living God, eternally existent in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). He is co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory, and each person of the Trinity has the same attributes and perfections.

 

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the only Son of God. He became man (without ceasing to be God) in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. In his death on a cross as a substitutionary sacrifice he accomplished our redemption and ensured our justification by His physical resurrection from the dead. Afterwards, he ascended to heaven where as our High Priest He fulfills the ministry of representative, intercessor, and advocate. In a future time of God’s choosing, Christ will return personally and bodily to receive his own.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling them,  and sealing them until the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit is the divine teacher who guides believers into all truth and it is the privilege of all believers to be filled with the Spirit upon salvation through Christ.

Man

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature and became separated from God, and of himself is totally unable to remedy his lost condition.

Salvation

Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.

Satan

Satan is a real, personal spiritual being, the author of sin and cause of the fall. He is the open and declared enemy of God and man. 

The Church 

The Church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all believers. The establishment and continuance of the local church is taught and defined in Scripture as a body of born-again believers associated together for worship, fellowship, service, and the spread of the gospel. The ordinances of Communion and water baptism are scriptural means of memorial and testimony for the church. Communion was instituted by Jesus Christ for believers to commemorate His death until He returns. Water baptism serves as a testimony portraying the union of a believer with Jesus Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. 

Church Constitution
 

our team

John Kless

Lead Teaching Pastor

John is GBC’s Lead Teaching Pastor. If you stop by the church office any given day, you’d likely find him...

Jim Garcia

Pastor of Care Ministry

Jim’s primary role is pastoral care. He invests time in the hurting, helpless, and hungry through relationships...

Rob Lyons

Youth Director

Rob leads the middle and high school ministry at GBC in addition to his full-time work of running a home...