Grace Bible Church of Savannah

We believe that Christians should find their footing in Scripture alone, a sure foundation with Christ Jesus Himself being the chief cornerstone. Our church welcomes those seeking to build their lives on this rock. If you desire the intimacy of a small gathering that worships through expositional Bible-teaching, Christ-centered singing, and encouraging one another in the Christian life, then this will be the place for you! 


History

Members of Grace Bible Church met while worshiping at a small church that closed after the founding pastor left.  After much prayer and many meetings together and with the pastor of Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church, we finally decided it best to reconstitute and reincorporate as Grace Bible Church.  As such, Grace Bible Church of Savannah started in September 2017 to reflect a biblical foundation for ministry. 


Pastors Shaun Marksbury (M.Div, The Master's Seminary, 2012), and Brian Hubbard currently lead and teach. We're meeting in members' homes for this season of ministry. Our aim is to glorify God through ministry to the Georgetown, Southside Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, and all other surrounding areas. 

What We Believe

We're a Baptist church, unaffiliated with any denomination.  We've adopted our statement of faith from Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA.  Below, we provide a summary of that statement, and you can also read that whole statement here.

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Holy Scripture
  • We believe the Bible is the wholly inspired Word of God, infallible, sufficient, and authoritative for all matters of faith, life, and godliness.  As such, we teach the plain, literary, grammatical-historical interpretation of Scripture.
  • We reject the apocryphal or deuterocanonical books added by the sixteenth century Roman Catholic Church, any other new “New Testaments” or gospel accounts, and any other revelation supposed prophets penned after the first century.
The Holy Trinity
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existing in three distinct persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each equally deserving worship and obedience.
  • GOD THE FATHER: We believe God the Father is the Creator and ordered of all that is.  Though He created people, He is spiritual Father only to believers.
  • GOD THE SON: We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man, sent to reveal God to us and bear the sins of those who would believe on Him for salvation. He was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, died on the cross, was buried, and resurrected on the third day.  He ascended to the right hand of the Father and will return a second time to judge all people and rule over His Kingdom.
  • GOD THE SPIRIT: We believe the Holy Spirit is fully God and as much a Person as the Father and the Son. His work is revealed in creation, the incarnation of Christ, and the salvation of believers throughout time.  He convicts the world of sin and empowers believers through spiritual gifts.
Man
  • We believe all men and women are created in the image of God.  However, because of Adam's sin, every person is also a sinner, falling short of the glory of God, and are in need of salvation from sin and its consequences.
Salvation
  • We believe that salvation is by God's grace, mercy, and faith alone, through the preaching of the gospel, repentance, and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that salvation includes justification, wherein God declares a believer righteous on the basis of Christ's merit, regeneration,producing increasing obedience and transformation into the image of Jesus, and sanctification, the believer's new position as one set apart to God, and security, forever sealing a believer's relationship with Christ.
The Church
  • THE CHURCH UNIVERSAL: We believe the Holy Spirit immerses all believers into the Body of Christ, the church, of which Christ is the Head. 
  • THE CHURCH LOCAL: We believe that, part of the universal body, each local congregation serves to spread the gospel and to equip and mature believers through the teaching of the Word, through fellowship, and through the church ordinances (Baptism and the Lord's Supper).  
  • THE CHURCH GOVERNANCE: We believe that it is to be autonomous, ruled by a local plurality of qualified elders and assisted by qualified deacons.
  • THE CHURCH AND SPIRITUAL GIFTS: We believe that the Holy Spirit providentially places Christians in local churches and empowers them to serve the Body of Christ in various ways.  We believe the miraculous gifts were for the founding of the universal church, authenticating the message of the apostles and the prophets, and not repeatable today.
  • THE CHURCH ORDINANCES: We believe in only two ordinances for the local church, water baptism and the Lord's Supper.  Water baptism symbolizes a believer's spiritual baptism and thus should be practiced by immersing the one professing faith in water.  The Lord's Supper likewise is symbolic, commemorating the death of Christ and the spiritual communion the believer shares with the Lord.
  • THE CHURCH AND DISCIPLINE: We believe when unrepentant sin in the life of a professing believer becomes known, it is necessary to lovingly confront that sin. The goal of 'church discipline' is the glory of God, the purity of God's church, as well as the restoration of the one who is sinning.
Angels
  • We believe angels are created to serve God and man, and are not to be worshiped.  One angel, Satan, rebelled, took a third of the angels with him, and introduced sin into the world.
Last Things
  • We believe that, at death, a person's immaterial soul continues in a state of consciousness in either Heaven or Hell.  In the future resurrection, saved souls go on to eternal life and the unsaved to eternal punishment.
  • We believe that we currently live in the end times.  The next event on the prophetic calendar will be the rapture of the church, to be followed by seven years of tribulation, the second bodily coming of Jesus Christ in which He will set up a literal kingdom on earth lasting one thousand years, and the eternal state and the new heavens and earth.


Distinctive Convictions

We believe strongly in allowing Scripture to guide us in Christian life.  This includes our everything from discipleship to church structure.  Follow this link to read about our distinctive convictions concerning elders, church membership and discipline, marriage, and more.

Ministry Staff


  • Shaun Marksbury

    Elder / Pastor-Teacher

    After a few years of lay ministry in Jacksonville, Florida, Shaun Marksbury moved to California and earned a Bachelors in Christian Ministries at The Master's College and a Masters in Divinity at The Master's Seminary. In 2015, Cornerstone Church of Savannah ordained him to the role of senior pastor. He also serves as a chaplain at the Chatham County Detention Center through Coastal Jail Ministries of Georgia. He and his wife have five children.

  • Brian Hubbard

    Elder / Pastor

    Brian moved to Savannah from Pennsylvania in 2003 and was saved in 2004. For the first 4 years of being a Christian, Brian's employment situation gave him the ability to listen to verse by verse Bible preaching and teaching over the radio on a daily basis. This time of hearing the Word of God rightly taught was very foundational for Brian. 


    While listening to the proclamation of the word, Brian developed a passion for biblical evangelism and for rightly dividing the Word of God.  

  • Mrs. Kim

    Church Clerk

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