In January of 2006, Adam and Kari met in a home with seven other families to plan for a church that would be committed to answering one question, “What does the Bible say?”
That pursuit continued with our first worship service on May 7, 2006 in a community center conference room, and on October 22, 2006 a statement of charter for Summit Springs Baptist Church was signed “as a landmark of remembrance of the work of God in our midst and the promise of Christ to build His church of which we are a part to the praise of His glory. Amen.”
We relocated to the Lee’s Summit Seventh Day Adventist facility in March of 2007, and we began our Sunday School hour with classes for children, youth, and adults.
In January 2009 we began supporting our first missionary family in their gospel ministry in the Central Asia.
In October 2009, the congregation voted to change our church name to Grace Bible Church in order to better communicate our passion and purpose.
December of 2009 marked our commitment to our second missionary family in their gospel effort in the Far East.
After two years of study with the entire congregation and in our men's fellowship, we expanded our doctrinal statement and revised our constitution in November of 2011 in order to better reflect the doctrine and practice of the New Testament church.
We installed additional elders in August of 2012.
In March of 2015 we purchased the property and buildings at 900 N. Bly Road in Independence, MO for our future home.
We celebrated God's faithfulness to his church and to us specifically in our 10th Anniversary service on May 1, 2016.
On August 28, 2018 we received our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Independence which allowed for our first service in the new building on September 2.
By God’s Grace, through the study of the Bible, as Christ’s Church, we will continue to pursue the knowledge of Jesus Christ and the advancement of His kingdom .