Who We Are
Grace Bible Church of Fresno, California, is a fellowship of believers who are dedicated to advancing the cause of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, by honoring and glorifying Him through:
- faithfully preaching the Gospel
- accurately teaching the Word of God
- growing in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ
- contending for the faith once delivered to the saints
At Grace Bible Church, we serve a perfect God Who has revealed Himself to us through the Written Word, the Bible, and through the Living Word, Jesus Christ. Therefore, we believe the person of Jesus Christ and the written Word of God, the Bible, are central to everything we do here.
At Grace Bible Church, doctrine (the teaching of Scripture) is vitally important. Why? First, doctrine is of paramount importance because the Bible itself stresses the importance of sound (healthy, true) doctrine. Second, doctrine is of paramount importance because what we believe determines how we act. Therefore, nothing could be more important than believing the right things—the Truth! The Bible continually exhorts the church leadership to teach and preach sound doctrine. Therefore, we believe in expository preaching and teaching of the whole counsel of God. The Bible also continually exhorts the fellowship of believers to embrace sound doctrine and beware of false teaching. We must separate from ministry endeavor with any who embrace or propagate teaching inconsistent with the Bible.
Our very purpose for existence is to glorify our Living Savior and Creator, Jesus Christ. Therefore, we strive to honor and glorify Him in everything we do—in every aspect of ministry at Grace Bible Church. No goal, program or endeavor should ever be accomplished at the expense of the glorification of God. We believe that every true believer constitutes the body of Christ. Therefore, our aim is to build people, not programs. We strive for spiritual growth, not numerical growth. We are interested in quality, not quantity. We will not forsake discipleship and spiritual growth (quality) for sheer numbers or prestige in the eyes of men (quantity). As a church dedicated to the faithful, straight-forward teaching of God’s Word, we do not use gimmicks to lure people to church nor do we seek to entertain those who come to worship God and study His Word. We simply provide a friendly atmosphere where the Bible is clearly taught and God is truly honored and glorified.
If you are from the Fresno/Clovis area or are planning to visit the Central Valley, we invite you to come fellowship and worship the Lord with us. If you are not a resident of this area, we hope you enjoy our website and learn much for your edification and for God’s glory.