What is Grace Bible Fellowship Church about? Our name tells the story:
Grace: Grace is why forgiveness, hope, restoration and peace are available to everyone. God invites us to know Him personally. God makes a relationship with Him possible as a free gift by His Son, Jesus Christ. Grace has been described as “God’s Riches at Christ’s Expense.” You’ll hear about what Christ has done for us, and why grace is so “amazing.”
Bible: We believe the Bible is true. It is just as relevant today as when it was written. The Bible describes itself as a “light” that shines in our life. You’ll notice that everything we teach is based on passages found in the Bible. The Bible is God’s primary way of communicating to us, so we count on it for guidance for everyday living.
Fellowship: Fellowship is about meeting together to focus on God and to be strengthened in our faith. Life is busy, and it is easy to forget God. It seems like everything around us tends to pull at our attention and chip away at our faith. God’s design is for us to be involved in each other’s lives. So we meet together to center our attention on the Lord, and, in the process, we are refreshed spiritually.
Church: We usually think of the “church” as a building. However, the church as described in the Bible includes all those who are Christians. We are simply a local group of Christians who assemble together to worship God and encourage one another.
Grace Bible Fellowship Church is a congregation of believers first organized in November 1991, originally named Grace Church of Collin County. For the first 5 years, we met in homes in Prosper, McKinney and then in Anna. In August of 1996, we purchased 11 acres of undeveloped land on FM 2933 (now Milrany Ln.) just east of Melissa, TX. In January of 1997, we starting meeting in Melissa, renting space from the Melissa ISD, until we moved into our own building which was completed (debt-free, by God’s grace) in July of 2001.
The founding pastors/elders were Joe Blankenship, now serving at Springs of Grace Bible Church in Tulsa, OK, and Brad Arnold.
By God’s grace, we continue today with the same desire: to see God glorified, and men, women, boys, and girls earnestly striving to serve Jesus Christ by thinking and living Biblically.