During the church’s 55 year lifespan, four Senior Pastors have ministered to the flock and four assistant pastors have complemented the Lord’s work. Recently our congregation overwhelmingly confirmed the call of Reverend Gregory Breen as Senior Pastor.
As a congregationally governed body, the members participate in the primary church decisions. Additionally, an Official Board of Elders and Deacons facilitates the work of the ministry. The Elders oversee the worship, spiritual life, and teaching ministries, while the Deacons supervise the church property, finances, and support ministries. A large core of leaders operate under the Official Board’s direction.
The objective of this church is the edification of Christians through the teaching of God’s Word, the salvation of souls, the world-wide proclamation of God’s saving grace expressed in the shed blood and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary, the promotion of godly worship and the defense of the faith once delivered, until He comes.
Two principles guide Grace Bible’s doctrinal beliefs: (1) An absolute commitment to the essential doctrines of the Christian Faith. (2) A tolerance within the Christian brotherhood concerning the distinctive doctrines of the Bible. Consequently, the church is adamant about essential doctrines, such as the inerrancy of Scripture; the virgin birth and deity of Christ; salvation by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ; the reality of both heaven and hell; Christ’s resurrection from the grave and His future return to earth in power and great glory. At the same time the church is tolerant with one another over doctrinal distinctives, such as the mode and subjects of water baptism. The church’s Doctrinal Basis exhibits this distinction. Copies of the Doctrinal Basis are available in the Narthex literature rack.
To fulfill the work of the ministry, Grace Bible does not rely exclusively on the professional church staff. Instead, regular involvement of the membership is believed to be indispensable in doing God’s work, and more than 60% of the teens and adults are active in the church’s ministries. These members participate in at least 30 different ministries, all necessary to achieve the church’s goals and aims.
Members total 168, and the Sunday morning worship service attendance is approximately 200. About 20% of these live in the Hanover, PA, area. Most reside in Manchester and Hampstead. Guests frequently comment about the friendliness and warmth they receive at Grace Bible.
Pastor: Rev. Gregory Breen
Grace Bible Christian Preschool Director
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Worship Service – Sundays at 10:30 AM
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