GBC is not a part of any denominational organization or heirarchy. But neither are we “out there by ourselves”, without fellowship with other churches.
We believe the best (and biblical) way for like-minded churches to fellowship, help, and encourage each other is by a voluntary network – an organized fellowship, but without ecclesiastical authority over any individual church.
Therefore, we applied for and were accepted for membership in FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals, which is a small but growing group of like-minded reformed/baptistic churches across the world.
FIRE has over 90 member churches, from most states and 17 countries. (See our FIRE directory listing here.)
We also gladly cooperate with other churches that have sound doctrine in the essentials of the Christian faith, particularly in the area of having a right understanding of the gospel message.