GBC is a non-denominational, evangelical church, with a strong emphasis on Biblical teaching. Formerly congregationally led with elder and deacon boards, we have recently moved to an elder-led structure with strong congregational involvement to better align with a Biblical model of leadership and to be more effective in ministry as the church grows. In its long history, GBC has only had a few pastors, their tenure of service being 20, 30 and even 40 years. We are grateful for a strong volunteer base and from within that volunteer base, many of our current and past staff members have been hired.
We are passionate about global missions and currently support eighteen missionaries. Six of those missionaries grew up in GBC and we have been honored to be their “sending” church.
We believe God has specially resourced us and gifted us to minister to children and youth and that He has called us to strengthen the family through our ministries. We are a body of believers who, over the years, have endeavored to demonstrate grace; to love and care for each other and those around us.
Grace Bible Chapel (GBC) is located in rural Rising Sun, MD which is in the northeast corner of the state, bordering PA and DE. GBC had been located in Zion, MD since 1947 before moving in 2010 to our current location. Our building is situated on approximately 30 acres and was designed with ministry to families in mind. A large multi-purpose room serves as a sanctuary on Sunday mornings and as a gym during the week to facilitate ministry to youth. The multi-purpose room is flanked by two wings which house classrooms and office space. Thanks to God’s abundant provision and faithful giving on the part of our church family, we are happy to say that GBC is debt free and looking forward to the day when God might lead us to add on to the facilities He has entrusted to us.