In the fall of 1940, thirty-six people who were committed to the historic teachings of the Christian faith organized what is known today as Grace Bible Church. They began meeting in the basement of the old Liberty Hotel, which was originally a home owned by General Sam Houston and is now the Nacogdoches City Hall. In the summer of 1951, the church moved to our current location across the street from the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Grace Bible Church has been focused on reaching the campus of Stephen F. Austin State Unversity and the city of Nacogdoches with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We exist to make DISCIPLES of Jesus Christ for the glory of God and the restoration of our campus, city, and world.
As we go and reach out to people, we invite all to come and experience God’s never ending grace.
More than just coming to a worship service, we desire for our people to be a part of a community of believers that they can “do life” with. It is within our GROUPS that we believe that people are built up and grow in their relationship with Christ most effectively.
The church is called in Ephesians 4:12 “to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ….” We are committed to following Christ together and calling for COMMITMENT to the values of the Christian life.
Success is not measured by our seating capacity, but by our sending capacity. Our goal is not to bring people in and keep them, the end goal is to help them discover their God-given vision to impact his Kingdom. For some, that means serving within the ministries of GBC, for others it means being sent into other ministries, churches, and locations to serve God and make DISCIPLES.