They spent their time learning from the apostles, and they were like family to each other. They also broke bread and prayed together. Acts 2:42 CEV
Simply put Grace Bible Church is a group of regular people brought together by an incredible God who are seeing what they can do to get to know Him better and go with what He has for them.
It is a joy to see what God is doing in the
lives of the people.
In the late 1970s a group of men looking for
God's truth in the Bible formed a Bible study. The
companionship grew as well as a desire to fellowship in a church
where God's truth would be presented regularly. Grace Bible
Church, a non-denominational church, was formed with Doug Heck as
its first pastor. Young and old, singles and families came
together as this church formed. A permanent building and a
continuing meeting place was established on South Elliott in
The hardworking fellowship of believers were
taught God's Word each week. Classes for all ages instructed
those gathering in the timeless treasures of the Bible. Most
of those attending GBC committed to the 2 year long discipleship
program developed by The Navigators called 2:7. Small groups
were formed and meetings were held in various homes for this
program. Wednesday evenings included for a time an AWANA
program for children which transitioned eventually into other
programs. The people of GBC were faithful to strong Bible teaching
at every level of church life.
A variety of social, economic, educational,
and professional backgrounds were represented. Culturally
the church is in the midst of the boundaries of the Cherokee
Nation and near an Amish community as well as being rural and near
the Mid-America Industrial Park. The cultural mix at GBC
represented the community in which it was positioned.
Having a foundation built on Jesus Christ and
the teaching of the Word of God the people of GBC began to
experience the grace of God in many ways. His provision has
kept them going as families and as a church during a difficult
economic time. God has manifested Himself in drawing people
closer, in showing them more of what He has for them, and in
richly blessing their relationships with Him and others. The
remarkable joy and transformations of lives are because of His
wonderful grace. And that continues to this day.
That reflects the nature of what God is bringing about in the lives of people at GBC. It is a mystery why God decided to reveal Himself and work in such a gracious way at such a time as this at this place, but it is appreciated.
Since 2001 GBC has been associated with the Evangelical Free Church of America and is part of the EFCA Texas-Oklahoma District. For information on the EFCA and the Statement of Faith please go to the website: http://www.efca.org/