29321 Fryer Drive

Gibraltar, MI 48173

(734) 676-8110

office@gbbchurch.org

Sunday School: 10:00 am

Sunday Worship: 11:00 am

Sunday Youth Ministries: 5:30 pm

Wednesday Prayer: 6:30 pm

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Visiting a new church can be a little scary and overwhelming. We invite you to explore the options below to make your visit something to look forward to.

Gibraltar Bible Baptist Church exists because of the word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We are sinners who have been rescued from sin by Jesus Christ. Though we have different backgrounds, ethnicities, opinions, and personalities, we find commonality in the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

We gather each week to worship the one true God revealed in the Bible. We're grateful for the privilege He has given us to worship, live, and serve in our local community. This is our purpose: to glorify God through biblical worship, fellowship, discipleship, and evangelism.

 

We rely on God's grace to give us true unity to function together as one body in Jesus Christ, submitted to the Word of God and committed to living that Word out in our daily lives.

 

Who We Are

We seek to create an atmosphere where lives can be brought into harmony with a personal God and real people. It’s happening in a wonderful way through a balanced emphasis on true worship, caring fellowship, faithful discipleship, meaningful service, and loving outreach. It’s God’s way to make a difference by meeting people’s deepest needs.

Worship services each weekend provide the opportunity to worship through music, prayer, the Lord’s Supper (communion), baptism, and careful and passionate teaching from the Bible.

Fellowship needs are met through various classes and caring groups. Our church is characterized by members who love God, the word of God, and their fellow man.

Service opportunities are provided in many areas to enable our members to discover and develop their gifts and talents and to employ them in meaningful ministry to others.​

Whether you come as a family or as an individual, you are welcome in our family and encouraged to be involved in any of our ministries.  

 

What to Expect

Walking into a church for the first time can be intimidating, so we want you to help you know what to expect when you visit Gibraltar Bible Baptist Church.

 

We promise not to embarrass you or point you out. If you wish you can fill out a guest card and we’ll follow up with you later. You can come knowing you are in the midst of a group of broken people, whom all need God’s grace.

What to Wear

Most of the people in our church will dress for our worship services in comfortable, semi-casual attire.  This can vary from a collared shirt to a coat and tie.  But come as you are–we’d love to have you stop by in jeans and a t-shirt if that’s how you’re most comfortable.

Children

During our 10 am Sunday School, we offer classes for every age group. We have dedicated and trained Bible teachers who carefully teach the Bible to young people from the toddler age all the way up through high school. During the 11 am Morning Worship service, we offer a “junior church” for children five years old through the fifth grade. Children sixth grade and above sit in the service with their parents. We offer infant and preschool childcare for every service.

Greeters

Our greeters will meet you at the front door. If you have any questions about where to go or what to expect, do not hesitate to ask them! They are friendly and glad to help.

Guest Card

Our ushers will offer you a thank-you booklet and guest card. The guest card helps us keep track of folks who visit with us and gives us another opportunity to thank you for your visit. Filling out a guest card is completely up to you.

The Worship Service

Our church services are worshipful, encouraging times of music and teaching. We are grateful to be able to sing and worship in traditional music styles, incorporating songs both old and new. Pastor Ben is committed to solid Bible exposition, and preaches carefully and passionately.

After the Service

If you have a need that you would like someone to pray for, feel free to meet Pastor Ben after the service and talk to him personally.

 

Meet the Team

Ben Klaus

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ben and Rachel Klaus are natives of the Midwest. After spending over four years ministering in beautiful Denver, Colorado, they sensed the Lord leading them back home to Michigan. Pastor Ben began serving as pastor of GBBC in January of 2013, and is delighted to be able to minister with the wonderful people here. He is passionate to grow together with the people of God through the systematic teaching of the Scriptures, and to reach the surrounding communities with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Pastor Ben also served for a number of years as the music director of the Troy Metro Symphony Orchestra, which performs classical and sacred literature throughout the Detroit metro area; and Rachel is a violinist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Pastor Ben loves to read, play the piano and the violin, play basketball in his spare time, and go on long walks with his wife and kids. Pastor Ben and Rachel have three beautiful children, Matthew, Katelyn, and Christian.

Curriculum Vitae–

  • BBS: Bible, Church Music (Ambassador Baptist College) 2003

  • MA: Bible (Maranatha Baptist Seminary) 2011

  • MDIV: Theology (Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary) 2018

  • DMIN: New Testament Exposition (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) In Progress

Judd Bladine

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Judd and Megan Bladine were both raised in ministry settings. Pastor Judd’s father served in the food services department at a Baptist Bible college, while Megan grew up in the home of a pastor. They met as counselors at Forest Glen Bible Camp in Nova Scotia, Canada, and were eventually married in July of 2012. They ministered at First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan from 2012–2016, being primarily involved with the Junior High youth group. Pastor Judd was invited by GBBC to join as the assistant pastor in July of 2016 with the desire to aid Pastor Ben with the children’s ministries, to help disciple new Christians, and to share the gospel message with the people of Gibraltar.

 

Pastor Judd enjoys reading, the occasional round of golf, and when he can get together with friends and family, a good board game. Pastor Judd and Megan have two beautiful daughters, Lydia and Anna.

 

Curriculum Vitae–

  • BBS Missions (Northland Baptist Bible College) 2010

  • MDIV Theology (Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary) 2019

Deacons

Craig Wallace
Jim Abbott
Steve Hill
 

What We Believe

The Scriptures

Jesus Christ

Angels & Satan

Salvation

The Security & Perseverance of Believers

Baptism & the Lord's Supper

Civil Government

The True God

The Holy Spirit

Man

Justification

The Church

Separation

Future Events

We seek to be Word-driven and Christ-centered.

The Word of God governs our life, and we believe the Bible points to Jesus Christ. The Bible is God's written Word—His communication to us of who He is, what He does, and what He expects of us. The Bible alone holds the authoritative answers to the questions of life and eternity.

 

The written Word is a reflection of the Living Word, Jesus Christ. It is our reliable, sufficient rule for faith and practice.

We seek to be timeless in our message.

Because we believe the gospel is central and that our church life should be governed by the Word of God, we practice expository, Christ-centered preaching. We strive to make our message accessible to everyone, while still preaching the full counsel of God.

 

Our message is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We seek to share this message compassionately with the hurting to make a difference in our community, while also engaging in committed missions efforts throughout the world.

We seek to be relevant in our vision.

We believe that the Bible is relevant and contains everything we need to face the problems of life today. We are ordinary people who submit to the work of God in our hearts to change us to become more like His Son, Jesus. We desire to change, not because we thereby gain favor with God, but because we desire to grow in our love for Him.