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 follow him where he leads.  People go from discovering the reality of God to being disciples of Christ.
It is a joy to see what God is doing in the lives of the people.

Beginning with a Bible Study in Pryor, Oklahoma

In the late 1970s, a group of men formed a Bible study. The companionship grew as well as a desire to fellowship in a church where God’s truth from the Scriptures was presented regularly. Grace Bible Church, a non-denominational church, was started 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 ministry location were established on the corner of South Elliott and 49th Street in 1985.


Going Deeper into God’s Word

The hardworking fellowship of believers was 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 two-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 an AWANA program for children, which transitioned eventually into other children’s programs. The people of GBC were faithful to strong Bible teaching at every level of church life. Culturally rich with a variety of social, economic, educational, and professional backgrounds GBC is multicultural.  Situated within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation and near an Amish community as well as being rural and near the Mid-America Industrial Park with its Google facility, GBC is well placed.   


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 difficult times. 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. Moreover, 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 (EFCA) and is part of the EFCA Texas-Oklahoma District. For information on the EFCA and the Statement of Faith, please go to the website:


Knowing and Experiencing God

Enjoying and glorifying God is necessary to live life as God designed.  Seeking God with a whole heart, loving God with our heart, mind, soul, and strength requires effort and practice.  Coming to know God (God the Father, Jesus the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) experientially and not just know about God is important.  The relationship with the living God is robust and growing among the people of Grace Bible Church.  That relationship is vital now and will be into eternity.