Grace Family Baptist Church began in April of 2006 with the vision to be "A Kingdom Minded, Christ Exalting, Multi-generational, Community of Faith." To see this vision fulfilled, there was a mission put in place that is vital to this church. That mission is "to Proclaim the Supremacy of Christ to All Men With a View Towards Biblical Conversion and Comprehensive Discipleship." These two statements still define GFBC today.
As a member of the Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist of Texas Convention, GFBC practices a congregational form of Government. This means that there is no higher authority other than Christ giving oversight to this church.
In this local congregation, GFBC has a plurality of elders that lead and provide spiritual oversight to its members. GFBC is committed to functioning with a plurality of elders. The term elder is synonymous with the term pastor. However, pastor refers to the function (imperative), while elder refers to the office (indicative). While some churches have elders who function as administrators and pastors who function as ministers, every elder at GFBC is a pastor/teacher. Our current elders are Dale Ashworth, Voddie Baucham, Stephen Bratton, and Joshua Loyd. Assisting the elders is a body of deacons that help to provide for the physical needs of the local congregation.
Theologically, GFBC is a reformed church holding to the 5 Solas of the reformation: Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone,) Sola Fide (Faith alone,) Sola Gratia (Grace Alone,) Solus Christus (Christ Alone,) Soli Deo Gloria (to the Glory of God alone.) Our primary confession of faith is the London Baptist Confession of 1689.
This church also operates with a Family Integrated model (see "What We Believe" for more information). This means that our families worship together and we do not have any systematic age segregation.