We are a body of believers who have been meeting in Rabun County, GA since 1988. After graduating from the Evangelical Institute in Greenville, SC, God called Pastor Kevin Hurt to Clayton, GA to pastor a small group of about 5 families, who were meeting each week for a home Bible study. God grew that little group into what we now know as Grace Bible Church. From the inception of Grace Bible Church, we have been committed to the exposition of God’s Word through verse-by-verse teaching of the Scripture. It is our heart’s desire to make the Scripture clearly understood and applicable in today’s uncertain and confused world. With this in mind, the main emphasis of each service is the teaching of God’s Word.
Who we are and what we are about can be found in the biblical meaning of our name, Grace Bible Church.
GRACE — Focuses on the source of our ministry
2 Corinthians 9:8
Grace is the undeserved, unmerited favor of God to sinners. God’s grace is the source of all that we have and are. Paul said, “By the grace of God, I am what I am” (1 Corinthians 15:10).
BIBLE — Focuses on the foundation of our ministry
The Bible is the perfect revelation of the knowledge of God’s means of grace (II Timothy 3:16-17). The Bible is the absolute foundation on which we build everything in our lives: our salvation, family life, worship, etc. Here at GBC, the Bible is preached and explained in a clear, warm, and practical manner, so that people will have a solid foundation on which to build their lives.
CHURCH — Focuses on the members of our ministry
Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:30
We who are true believers in Jesus Christ have been baptized into the universal body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). As an expression of that union, we are joined to the membership of the local church. We are all to seek to fulfill our function as members of the local church (1 Corinthians 12:12-27)