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WELCOME TO GFC!

Praise God you've found us! Welcome to our website. We are a Christian community where everyone is welcome. You matter to God and to us as well. If you are looking for a church dedicated to obey the Great Commandment and the Great Commission, you are at the right place. We have a celebrative type of worship where we focus our heart's affection and mind's attention to God. We worship Him in Spirit and in truth, with reverence and awe, biblical, and acceptable to Him. We are committed to fully obey the Great Commission--make, mature and multiply disciples and churches unto all the nations. I hope you and your family could visit us in one of our worship celebrations. You may also check out our small group schedule if you desire to grow as a devoted Christ's follower and transform your community. Find one nearest you or do the honors of hosting one at your home.

Looking forward to seeing you soon,
Pastor Armando De La Merced
February 25, 2021

Dear GFC Family,

Let us worship the Lord in the assembly of His people this weekend (Saturday at 11:00 am in person and/or Sunday at 11:00 am online through facebook or youtube). David longs to be at a place of holy fellowship for worship, prayer, and hearing God's word. He said, "For a day in Thy courts is better than a thousand outside" (Psalm 84:10).

This weekend, I will speak about the fifth characteristic of a healthy church -- A WORSHIPPING CHURCH (Hebrews 13:14-16). Every healthy church/disciple delights in and prioritizes true worship, whereas declining ones neglects it or does it poorly. How do we worship God acceptably? How do we restore true worship individually and congregationally? Find out how this Lord's Day. 


In awe of our God,
Pastor Arman 

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February 18

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

During these days of inclement weather, let us pray for those who are in a state of emergency due to power failures and extremely low temperatures. Let us pray for SBCV Disaster Relief Team feeding thousands and helping those who are significantly affected by winter storm. Let us also check up on one another, especially the elderly who are susceptible to illnesses and accidental fallings, and our neighbors as well who might be in need.

Come what may, let us prepare our hearts for worship this Lord's Day, a Sunday, starting at 11:00 am on facebook or on youtube. Wait for announcement for our Saturday, 11:00 am, in person worship. I'll let you know by Friday afternoon if we could meet safely in person.

This weekend, I will talk about the fourth characteristic of a healthy church -- A SCRIPTURE SATURATED CHURCH (Hebrews 13:7-13). Because of the dangers of the season when churches are turning away from sound doctrine, we are to be vigilant in grounding our church family in the Word of God that they may not be carried away by false teachings. The Word is living and effective in bringing people to salvation, renewing minds, transforming lives, and in growing disciples, leaders, and cross-cultural missionaries who have an undivided allegiance and devotion to Christ. Find out the pattern of a healthy church, the problem of departure from God's Word, and the potentials of a church saturated in Scripture.


Sola scriptura,

Pastor Arman


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February 11

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Life's uncertainties bring anxiety and fear. However, we have security, stability, and confidence when we trust God who says, "I am the LORD, I change not" (Malachi 3:6a). He never changes in His perfections. He is our God who is always faithful, One who loves us with an everlasting love, and who constantly hears our prayers. Because He promised to be with us always, never to leave us nor forsake us, we are secured in Him no matter what our circumstances are.

It seems like we could meet in person for worship and fellowship this weekend Saturday at 11:00 am. Join us live following safety guidelines. For those of you who are providentially hindered to meet in person, join us online through facebook or 
youtube on Sunday starting at 11:00 am.

This weekend, I will speak about The Characteristics of a Healthy Church-- part 1 (Hebrews13:1-6). In response to twelve chapters of doctrinal truths about Christ's superiority or excellence, God instructs us on how to live together as a healthy church family. These three characteristics of a healthy church will greatly impact all our ministries and our mission to the world. If you are concerned about the glory of God in our church family, you'll do your part in living out these truths! 


Press on toward a healthy church,

Pastor Arman 

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February 04

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Greetings in the Name of our God whose excellence is displayed over all His creation, in His provisions, in His reign, and in every circumstances! With a heart of praise and thanks, let us say, "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth! You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens (Psalm 8:1, AMP)."

Worship is our highest purpose and priority! That's why we don't give up meeting together for worship and edification (Hebrews 10:24-25). Join us in person this Saturday at 11:00 am, and/or online this Sunday at 11:00 am on facebook or on youtube. Let's prepare our hearts for our Lord's Supper Celebration.

This weekend, I will start a message series on God's Vision for His Church, and present to you a healthy church challenge. Just as it takes effort to stay healthy physically, so it is in staying healthy as a church family. We need constant evaluation of the state of our church and deal with issues affecting its health and growth. Why? Because healthy churches glorify God. Our message focus this weekend is WHAT IT MEANS TO BELONG TO A GOSPEL FAMILY (Mt 12:49-50, Gal 6:10, Eph 2:19, 1 Tim 3:15). Christ saved us from sin and the world into a relationship that lasts forever -- a Gospel Family! Though this metaphor of a church is the simplest and the most endearing, living it out is a great challenge. Let us learn how to live as a church family according to God's design in a disfunctional world. 


On mission with God together,
Pastor Arman

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January 28

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Let us worship the LORD who reigns supreme over all the nations (Psalm 96:9-10). He is keeping and sustaining the world, therefore we rely on His care for us. He is causing all things to work together for good (Romans 8:28), therefore we have nothing to worry or fear about. He is bringing in His Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10; Revelations 11:15), therefore we pray and join Him in His mission.

Since the effects of the pandemic are still around us causing tremendous distress, exhaustion, and fears, let us not give up meeting together for worship and for building up one another. In that regard, I'm looking forward to worshipping the LORD with you either in person this Saturday at 11:00 am, or online this Sunday starting at 11:00 am on facebook or on youtube.

This weekend, we'll conclude our series on PRESS ON. This time, I will talk about PRESS ON: FOLLOW JESUS DESPITE SUFFERINGS (2 Timothy 2:8-13). How come Paul kept on going and kept on reaching the unreached nations with the Gospel despite sufferings (2 Corinthians 11:23-28)? How do we persevere in fulfilling our calling knowing that suffering is the norm for everyone who desires to live a godly life (2 Timothy 3:12)? How do we disciple disciple makers who are strong enough to endure hardships and finish strong? Come hungry to learn and obey God's Word this Lord's Day and invite someone with you or share the streaming of our worship celebration!


With you in pressing on toward God in Christ,

Pastor Arman


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January 22

Dear GFC Family,

Thanks for joining us last weekend in celebrating God's 21 years of His sufficient grace, goodness, and faithfulness. With grateful hearts, we ascribe glory and honor to Him. With faith in His promises, we move forward to a brighter future He planned for us!

Because worshipping God together is essential to our faith, plan to join us in our in person worship service this Saturday at 11:00 am, and if you are providentially hindered to come in person, join us in our virtual worship this Sunday at 11:00 am on facebook or on youtube.

This weekend, I will talk about  PRESS ON: FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH (1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7). How do we win the battle for the salvation of souls, for truth, and for holiness in a world of corruption and ungodliness? What do we do to restore our strength, keep fighting against the forces of darkness, and finish strong in life's battles? Learn how to become an overcomer through Christ.


In Christ who leads us to triumph always,
Pastor Arman 

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January 14

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Thank God for we can celebrate God's abounding grace to us amidst difficult times! For 21 years, He's been faithful in working in us and through us transforming lives and extending His Kingdom to the nations. Indeed, "Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare" (Psalms 40:5).

Looking forward to celebrating what God has done for the past and looking forward to a brighter future He has planned for us, with you this weekend --Saturday at 11:00 am, in person worship, and Sunday at 11:00 am, virtual worship on facebook and on youtube. Our theme is TOGETHER PRESSING ON WITH JESUS (Philippians 3:10-14).

This weekend, I will speak about, PRESS ON: FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY (Colossians 4:17; 2 Timothy 4:1-5). What are the characteristics of a godly ministry? How do we fulfill our God-given calling and ministry at GFC and in making disciples unto all the nations? Let's find answers as we listen to the Holy Spirit speak to us through His Word preached. 

Solus Christus (In Christ alone),

Pastor Arman


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January 06

Dear GFC@HOME Families,

Greetings in the Name of Christ who is greater than our sufferings and who is reigning above all! The challenges of uncertainties and difficulties remain this year, yet one thing is certain --the fact of His presence that makes us more than conquerors!

Through Christ, we press on in His Name and strength despite difficulties. I'm looking forward to worshipping the Lord with you this Lord's Day to have an encounter with God and hear His Word as taught by the Holy Spirit on how to press on no matter what. Join us in person this Saturday at 11:00 am at the Fellowship Hall, and online this Sunday at 11:00 am on facebook and on youtube. Kindly make a reservation to Leila (5712324152) and read our health and safety guidelines attached herewith.

This weekend, I will speak on PRESS ON WITH FOCUS ON CHRIST (Hebrews 12:1-3, John 15:1-16, 10:9-10). In a fast-paced, stressful, confusing culture, focusing our lives on Christ is a challenge. How does a Christ-Focused Life look like? Why does it matter? What are the blessings of living such a life with our attention, affection, and passion centered on Him? Don't miss this message that could significantly transform your life and ministry.


Trusting Him who is at the center of my life,

Pastor Arman 

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January 16th and 17th: GFC's 21st Anniversary Celebration; "TOGETHER PRESSING ON WITH JESUS."

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December 30, 2020

Dear GFC Family,

As we wind 2020 to a close and welcome a new year of fresh hope and fresh start, let us give thanks and praise to our awesome and faithful God who, despite the troubles and tensions we've been through, blessed our year with His goodness! We trusted Him to enable us in proclaiming His Word publicly and from house to house, He did! We trusted Him for wisdom to navigate the pandemic and protect us, He did! We trusted Him to engage more people in the Word, in ministry, and in missions, He did! He is indeed worthy of our trust and obedience.

Through prayer, God brings blessings to our lives, ministries, missionary work, and nation. In that regard, I'm counting on you to join us in starting the year right through prayer from January 1st to 17th. Not forgetting the assembling of ourselves for worship and edification is essential to our spiritual progress. I'm looking forward to seeing you on our first worship gathering for the year -- January 2nd (in-person), and January 3rd (online via facebook or youtube), both at 11:00 am.  

This weekend, we'll talk about PRESS ON TO FINISH WELL (Hebrews 12:1-13). The Christian life is like a lifelong marathon where some started "on fire" for the Lord, but later have gone cold in the faith and did not end well. Others persevered despite difficulties and ended well. What is the antidote to spiritual weariness, burnout, and fainting? What provisions does God give to those who desire to fulfill their life mission? How do we end well in the Christian race to maturity and to ministry in reaching our neighbors and the nations?


Moving forward in His strength,

Pastor Arman

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Opportunities for Growth and Ministry:
1. We encourage you to join our Small Groups. You will grow as an authentic, devoted, multiplying Christ's follower in the context of a loving Christian community. Healthy disciples make up a church that impacts the world for Christ.
2. We love to have you in our Prayer Meeting every Wednesday (7:00pm--Joint prayer with GBC and Hispanic; 7:30pm GFC at Chilton room) and every Saturday at 9am-10am, at room B-117. Our God is worthy to be sought in prayer. He helps us become a praying church with prayer-energized lives and ministries, making breakthroughs in world missions.
3. We would like you to belong to our Church Family. Sign up to our Discover Membership at GFC seminar. Know who we are as a church family, how we make an impact in people's lives, and how you can be a part of it.
4. We would like you to grow in Christ-likeness, strong in the faith, useful and victorious. Sign up to our Discover Spiritual Maturity workshop. Learn our vision to grow Christ-like, obedient, strong and fruitful disciples. Learn a simple pathway to Christian maturity.
5. We would like you to develop a servant heart. Sign up for Finding Your Ministry at GFC workshop. Find the joy of serving the Lord using your God-given abilities and gifts. Discover ministry opportunities where you can serve with effectiveness and impact.














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