GRACE Bible Fellowship of Antioch
GRACE 'To You' Online Church
Welcome to our online church
Kirkland A. Smith was born on January 25 in San Francisco, CA. He attended St Ignatius College Prep, San Francisco, CA, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Management and attended World Harvest Seminary Master's program.
Pastor Smith is married to Qwivander T. Smith and together they have five children.
Pastor Smith's ministry focus is to preach the gospel in a "real manner", to "real people", thus ensuring "real change."
Pastor Smith's heart is for the unsaved and unchurched and those in the body who need a jump-start to their intimacy with God through Jesus Christ.
Pastor Smith is a living witness to the saving and changing grace that the Lord can pour out on your life. He encourages others to taste and see that the Lord is good. (Psalm 34:8).
Pastor Smith previously served as a Deacon and as Minister of Missions, a staff position, at Fremont Bible Fellowship (now Family Bible Fellowship) in Newark, CA where Horacio S. Jones is Pastor. He was also the Director of the Tri Cities Community Development Center.
Pastor Smith is currently the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch, Antioch, CA; where hundreds of lives are being saved, healed, and delivered monthly. Grace is a committed church which develops committed Christians for the Kingdom of God.
GRACE 'To You' - “Our Story”
Grace Bible Fellowship was birthed in a local hair salon owned by Reverend Kirkland and Sister Qwivander Smith. For one year, God’s favor rained over the weekly bible study held at the Heavenly Hair Beauty Salon in Antioch.
Remaining faithful to Christ and to the leadership at Fremont Bible Fellowship, in January 2003, Reverend Kirkland A. Smith, Sister Smith and 30 charter members marched into what is now known as Grace Bible Fellowship of Antioch CA.
Within one year, explosive growth in ministry and membership manifested and by January 2004 Grace Bible Fellowship celebrated the move of God which now serves over 1500 members each Saturday and Sunday and countless other ministries designed to meet the needs of the community.
GRACE 'To You' - “Our Mission Statement”
Our mission is to win this world for Christ, not by what we say but by what we do.
To live a life before God that is worthy of our calling; and not conform to the world's desires as we did when we lived in ignorance.
But, just as He who called you is holy, be holy (1 Pet 1:14-15)! This will be our witness and our channel for God to bless us!
GRACE 'To You' - “Our Statement of Faith”
We believe in the Deity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His Omnipotent miracles, His Omniscience, in His substitutionary and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His giving of the Holy Spirit, which empowers the believer to live a victorious life, and in (Christ) personal return in power and glory very soon. Luke 1:26-30; Matt 28:18; Acts 4:12; Rom 5:10; 1 John 2:2; John 4:24
We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful people is by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ alone; and we can do nothing in and of ourselves to merit heaven or God's favor. Man is given free will to choose how they desire to live and will have to answer for every choice we make in our lifetime. Eph 2:1, 8-9; Rom 3:23; 6:23; 14:10-12; Heb 9:28; 1 Cor 10:23
We believe in the "present" ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. He helps us to understand truth, and is the guarantee of every believer in the inheritance of heaven and (God infused) power manifested while still here on earth. It is with the Holy Spirit, believers are still being revealed new spiritual gifts as the Spirit's divide as He wills. Eph 1:13-4; 4:30; 1 John 4:13; John 16:7-13, 1 Cor 12:7-12
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ Jesus for the unification of the church and that there will be no schisms, and we will attain unity in the body. Rom 12:5; 1 Cor 12:12; Eph 4:25from your competitors. Make your company stand out and show your visitors who you are.
We believe baptism doesn't save you, but is an outward sign of an inward change. It helps you identify symbolically with the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is done out of obedient adherence to the first thing Christ requested from the believer and shouldn't be overlooked as unimportant. Rom 6:4-6; Eph 2:8-9; Matt 3:13-17
We believe the Lord's Supper is a fellowship of believers utilized to remember the Last Supper, Jesus had with his apostles. The meal is symbolic of the body and blood of Christ which he shed for all mankind. Every time we participate in this meal we are to do this in remembrance of Him. Matt 26:26-29, 1 Cor 11:23-34