​Our Pastor......

Marvin Keown is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and has served churches in Texas and Florida. Prior to his call to the ministry, he enjoyed a brief career as a mechanical engineer. His passion is the study and teaching of God's Word, by which he seeks to provide biblical answers to today's life challenges. He is married to his best friend, Ginger, who is a kindergarten teacher.


Our Priorities......

  • Worship - to celebrate God together in meaningful and life-changing ways...
  • Walk - to grown in our personal relationship with Him...
  • Witness - to share His grace and love with others in our immediate circle of family and friends...
Our Mission......
To help you explore and grow in your relationship with God, as well as in your marriage, family, and other relationships. Join us each Sunday as we study God’s Word together and learn how. 

Grace Bible Church Athens

​6400 S. Hwy 19, Athens, TX 75751

  • ​in one God, theCreator, Sovereign, and final Judge of all, who eternally exists as threePersons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired, inerrant Word of God and our supreme and final authority for relationships, decisions, and life.
  • ​in salvation offered by God as a free gift and embraced by faith alone in the death and resurrection of Jesus, not by works or any other means.​
  • in the indwelling presence and life-transforming work of the Holy Spirit in the life of every believer from the moment we trust in Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
  • in the church as the body of Christ, with Christ as the Head, and believers as individual parts of the body, whose purposes include meeting together each week for worship, building relationships, spiritual growth, and sharing the good news of Jesus with others.
  • in two ordinances that symbolize the work of Jesus in the life of the believer: water baptism and communion.
  • in the rapture of the church, the seven-year tribulation period, the second coming of Jesus, the 1,000-year reign of Jesus on earth, and the final judgment and eternity as the sequence of things to come.
      
A more detailed statement of our beliefs is available upon request.
 

We Believe......