For the past 26 years, Grace Bible Church in Springville has served the community as a non-denominational Christian church.
The church has had several pastors over the years, and in 2020, Pastor Andy Erickson, who is originally from Southern California, accepted the position as lead pastor. Pastor Erickson runs the church alongside his wife Laura who runs the Children’s ministry. Other members of the ministry are Chris Murry who serves as an Elder, and Joy Snyder who serves the Women’s Ministry Coordinator.
The Grace Bible Church holds several different services throughout the week, and welcomes people from all walks of life to come and worship.
Dress is casual and meetings take place on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Sunday services start with music and prayer, after which the children go to the Children’s Ministry upstairs and learn age bible lessons, as well as crafting and other age appropriate activities. The adults remain on the main floor where lessons on the bible are then taught. Sunday services last about an hour and a half. Wednesday evening services are a little shorter and do not include Sunday School for the children at this time.
The Grace Bible Church has a youth group that meets twice a month for bible study and activities at the Erickson home. There is also a woman’s bible study group that meets on Monday afternoons and Thursday evenings. There is no membership, so anyone and everyone is welcome to come and worship.
“We want people to get to know God through the study of God’s word,” Pastor Andy said.
Laura Erickson emphasized the church’s Christian faith within the ministry.
“We want to bring people hope, and that comes from a relationship with Jesus.” Laura said.
The Erickson’s have worked hard to preserve the history and charm that make the Grace Bible Church a unique staple on Springville Main Street, and that also means the physical preservation of the building itself. The couple has modernized some aspects of the building while also maintaining original elements like the outside brick and the stage.
Volunteers from the Grace Bible Church often have a booth at the city Farmer’s Market during the summer where they distribute water and have fun crafts for the children.
“We want to be a blessing to the community,” Laura said.
For more information about the Grace Bible Church, please visit gbcutah.org.