your story is unique, and so is ours.
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go into the house of the LORD.”
Since 1936,when GBC first planted in OKC, she was driven by Three Loves.
- A Love for God
- A Love for Each Other
- A Love for The World Jesus Loves
From then until now, we have tried to pursue that calling and drive, to Love with the same Gift of Grace by which God loved us through His Son, Jesus Christ. We Love because He first loved us.
That’s the power of GRACE.
We believe that what we believe shapes our story
So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
WE BELIEVE that The Church is
Not a Building
Not a Sunday Service
Not a Preacher/Personality
Not a Social Club
The Church is the People of God who have been linked together in covenant community in Jesus Christ, having all found their common salvation and forgiveness of sins through His finished work on the cross and New Life in His resurrection.
In other words: We, The Church, are all born again believers committed to each other and Jesus Christ.
Read on to see how this belief shapes our story…
Back side view of the original
tent of meeting of Grace Church, 1936
The year was 1936, when GBC originally planted in OKC. A building was not the most important focus. In fact, there was no grand launch day or even a building at all! They began under a light pole on the lawn of a popular park in north OKC. It would be well over a year before the GBC family would ever walk through the doors of a building. Before then, this gospel-driven covenant body of Jesus Christ met under a tent, even through a harsh winter! In that year, over 100 souls were saved, a radio broadcast ministry was started, and missionaries were sent to other countries. This was just the beginning, but this was the foundation & model for how GBC would move forward with Jesus for the next 80+ years.