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"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men." - Titus 2:11

The Pastor's Message

Warm welcome to Grace Bible Church!

I am sure you have heard it said that home is where, when you go there, they have to take you in.

As families today continue to disintegrate, they need the church to be like a substitute for them. They need a place where they can find genuine care and affection.

For 56 yeas now, GBC has always been committed to be a place not only to hear the gospel preached, but also a place for genuine friendship, family spirit, and deep caring relationship.

Join us as we celebrate the goodness and faithfulness of God for His children. We invite you to become a part of our growing family; the family of God here at GBC, A PLACE TO BELONG!

For the love of His Church,
Pastor Angelito G. Sese

Contact Us

Mail: 3041 Nagtahan St., San Miguel 1005 Manila

Telephone : (+632) 715-0983 or (+632) 715-0985

Website :


Prayer Text Brigade: +63928.6262940 / +63916.5463879 / +63922.8909088

For counseling and/or inquiries, please contact
Pastor Lito Sese, +63917.6107094; Pastor Jong Limlingan, +63918.597848

To reach GBC:

Take any of the following jeepney route and go down at Nagtahan Rotonda

Landmark: Foot of Nagtahan Bridge in front of EARIST campus

Our Program

Schedule of Activities

Sunday Service

Prayer Meeting

Living Circle Campus Ministry

Our Plan

The Strategy
1. Worship

2. Evangelism

3. Fellowship

4. Discipleship

5. Ministry

The process:

Our Passion

Lifestyle Statement
1. Dependence on God (Ephesians 6:18, John 15:5, 1 Peter 4:11)

2. Integrity (2 Timothy 3:16, Micah 6:8, Amos 5:21-24)

3. Relationship (Concern for People) (Genesis 1:26, Hebrews 10:24-25, 2 Peter 3:18, Acts 5:42)

4. Excellence (2 Timothy 2:15; Philippians 3:12:-14; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, 10:31, 14:40)

5. Cooperation (Teamwork) (John 17:21; Ephesians 4:1-16; Hebrews 13:7,17; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-15)

6. Total Ministry (Holistic Ministry) (Matthew 25:35-36,40; 2 Corinthians 8:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Colossians 1:28-29)

7. Stewardship (Matthew 25:14-30, Ephesians 5:15-16, 1 Corinthians 4:1-2)

Our Philosophy

Doctrinal Statement

1. God

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections. (Matthew 28.19; Luke 3.22; Acts 5.3-6; II Cor. 13.14).

2. Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem all sinful men.

(Matthew 1.18-23; John 1.1-3,14; Titus 2.13; Heb. 4.15).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the Cross as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His bodily resurrection from the dead.

(Isa. 53.5-6; Matt.20.28; Luke 24.36-43; John 20.25-28; Gal. 3.13; II Cor. 5.21; Heb.9.11-12; 10.12-14).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest and Representative, He fulfills the ministry of Intercessor and Advocate.

(Heb. 4.14-16; 9.24; I John 2.1)

3. Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Triune God and who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He baptizes and indwells all believers, sealing them unto the day of redemption, at the moment of their regeneration.

(Matt. 28.19; John 16. 7-15; Rom. 8.9; I Cor. 12.13; Eph. 5.18; 4.30; I Cor. 6.11).

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Teacher who indwells and empowers all believers for Christian life and service, and Who guides believers into all truth; and, that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Spirit. Some gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as the gift of the speaking in tongues and the gift of healing were temporary gifts, and never the necessary signs of the filling of the Holy Spirit.

(John 14.26; 16.12-15; Acts 4.8,31; Rom. 8.23; I Cor. 13.8; Gal. 5.22; Eph. 3.16).

4. The Bible

We believe that the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is inerrant and verbally inspired of God in all its parts, and is of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

(Matt. 5.18; John 10.35; 12.42; 17.17; II Tim. 3.16; II Pet. 1.21).

5. Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the human race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that unregenerate man is spiritually dead, and utterly unable by himself to remedy his lost condition.

(Gen. 1.26-28; 3.1-14; Mark 7.21-23; John 3.3-5; 8.42-44; Rom. 3.23; 5.21; 7.18).

6. Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man wholly by grace alone and received by repentance and personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of sins, and that apart from Christ there is no possible salvation.

(John 3.16; 6.28-29; Acts 16.30-31; John 14.6; Acts 4.12; Rom. 3.24; 6.23; 4.4-5; Eph. 2.8-9; Luke 13.3,5; Acts 20.21).

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power, secured in Christ forever, and guaranteed never to perish; and that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of salvation through the testimony of God's Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh.

(John 5.24; 10.27-30; Rom. 3.22; 6.14; 8.16; Gal. 3.26; Eph. 1.3; I Thess. 5.23-24; I John 3.1-3; 5.10-13).

We believe that every saved person possesses two natures - the old and the new nature; and, that although the old nature can never be eradicated in this life, provision has been made for victory of the new nature over the old nature through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

(Rom. 7.15-25; 13.14; I John 1.7-9).

7. Good Works

We believe that all believers should live in such a manner as to glorify their Saviour and Lord, that separation from all forms of religious apostasy and compromise, and all worldly and sinful practices, pleasures and associations is commanded of God.

(Rom. 12.1-2; II Cor. 6.14-16; Eph. 5.11; II Tim.1.13; 4.2-5).

8. Church

We believe that a New Testament church is a local body of born-again believers associated together for worship, observance of the ordinances of the church, and the spread of the Gospel to all the world. All true Christians are also members of the Universal Church which began at the day of Pentecost.

(Matt.16.15-19; 28.19-20; Acts 1.8; 2.41-42,47; I Cor. 12.12-31; Heb. 10.25).

We believe that there are two ordinances which believers are to observe until He comes - Believer's Baptism and the Lord's Supper; and that the immersion of a believer in water baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit sets forth the essential facts of redemption (the death and resurrection of Christ) and also the essential outlook of the believer (death to sin and alive unto God). The Lord's Supper is the symbolical commemoration of Christ's death until He comes and should be preceded always by a solemn self-examination.

(Matt.28.19; Luke 22.14-20; Acts 2.37-41; 8.36-39; Rom. 6.3-10; I Cor. 11.23-24).

9. Satan

We believe in the personal existence of Satan, the great adversary of God and His people, who is judged at the cross and whose final doom is certain; and, that Christians are able to resist and overcome Satan and his demons through the blood of the Lamb and the whole armor of God.

(Ezk. 28.13-17; Isa. 14.13-14; John 12.31-32; 16.11; Eph. 6.12-18; I Tim. 3.7; Rev. 20.10).

10. Future

We believe in the imminent return of the Lord for His church before the Seven-Year Tribulation Period, and in His subsequent glorious and visible return to the earth with His saints to establish His millennial kingdom.

(John 14.12; Rom.13.11; Acts 1.6-7; I Cor. 15.51-58; I Thess. 4.13-17; I Thess.2.1-8; Titus 2.13; Rev. 3.10; 19.11-16; 20.1-6; Daniel 9.24-27).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men - the saved to eternal conscious bliss with the Lord, and the unsaved to everlasting, conscious punishment in the lake of fire.
(Dan. 12.1-2; Matt. 25.41; Mark 9.44; John 5.25-29; Rev. 6.9-10; 20.10-15; 21.1-8).

Our Purpose

Vision and Mission Statements

Our vision is to see

The world reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and people grow to full maturity in their love and knowledge of God.

Our mission is to

Glorify God

Reach people for Christ,

Accept them in His family,

Care for them towards maturity, and together

Exhibit his grace as we serve God and people.

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind... Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:37,39)

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28: 19-20)

"A great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a great church."

Our Past

The GBC Story

"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men" (Titus 2:11)

In 1949, Dr. Edwin Spahr, an ABWE missionary, led a small group of Christians for Bible studies and prayer. About 15 people attended that first Bible study in Tanduay street. They began inviting their family members, relatives and friends to attend. When the Bible study group grew to forty members, they formed Grace Bible Chapel, which later became the Grace Bible Church.

In the beginning, church services were held in English. Later, a separate worship for the Chinese-speaking congregation was needed, and with the assistance of a missionary from the China Inland Mission, the Chinese-speaking congregation was born. That congregation later became a separate church, Grace Gospel Church, which is now one of the recognized Chinese churches in Manila. The Tagalog service was started in 1973, and it continues today. After several years, the Vesper Service was introduced. In the late 80's, under the leadership of Rev. Andrew Tenefrancia, attendance in GBC Sunday Services grew to 450. It was also during this time that the Lord used the church to begin several congregations in Metro Manila and in Northern Luzon and established campus ministry through the Living Circle.

The church, however, struggled through the 90's. There were difficult experiences, times of instability, painful decisions that the Lord, in His wisdom, allowed the church to undergo. For most of those years, GBC was without a senior pastor. More importantly, we lost God's vision for us and our sense of purpose. But by His grace, we continue to exist and He is now renewing our passion for Him and His kingdom.

Grace Bible Church is a mission-oriented church whose first offering was offered to missionaries. The purpose of the church reads, "the formation of this church is to do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior... and desire to use every possible Scriptural means of evangelism." And this is what we want to pursue NOW.

Thus, our vision is to see the world reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and people grow to full maturity in their love and knowledge of God as found in Matthew 28.18-20 and Colossians 1.28. The Scriptures state all Christians are called by the Lord to be ministers. Each believer is commissioned, endowed and empowered by God to minister to those in the church, to spread the Gospel and to disciple others.

God has called us to fulfill the Great Commission. We welcome all who are willing to share the same vision with us for His glory.