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What is our Vision and Mission?

We are a local church seeking to exalt Jesus Christ by making disciples and transforming our community with the gospel.
 

GCC was planted in 2000 under the leadership of Pastor Ron Flurry with the support of the SBTC, Faith Community Baptist Church in Payne Springs, and First Baptist Malakoff. The church acquired its present-day property on the north side of Mabank and quickly erected a meetinghouse. Following Pastor Flurry, Denny Burris was called to serve as the pastor in 2003, serving faithfully for 10 years. In 2013, Pastor Michael Cooper was called as the church's pastor. Presently, the congregation has grown to a normative sized church (130-150) and is evaluating plans for future growth. 

As a church we seek to accomplish this vision through three ministry distinctives:

  • Christ Exalting Simplicity: Every ministry at GCC is simple. Our focus is Christ and every ministry seek to exalt Him by loving Him and others. 
     

  • Biblically Faithful Worship: Our public worship is Word centered. Through multiple Scripture readings, congregational singing, various prayers, and the proclamation of the Word our desire is to glorify God. We believe God has provided these ordinary means of grace for sustaining and strengthening the local church. 
     

  • Family Oriented Community: The local church is a community of faith. This community strives to follow Jesus in personal discipleship. 

These distinctives can be summarized as SIMPLE | BIBLICAL | COMMUNITY

Our Discipleship Process

We believe that discipleship is key in the Christian life. This is why we have made it our goal to promote spiritual growth through Biblical education. Spiritual formation is both theological and practical. Our process is a threefold: Gospel Saturation, Gospel Implementation, Gospel Reduplication. We believe that followers of Christ must be saturated in the gospel. This leads to implementing the gospel in every area of life. This results in reduplicating the gospel through making disciples. 

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