While serving as an evangelist in Tennessee, God called Pastor Benton to move to Billings,MT to start a local, independent, fundamental baptist church. At the time, it was only his wife Melody and two boys, Kyle and Ryan. They arrived in Billings in June of 1995 and that December, Gospel Baptist Church was started in a small 20x20 office room.
Now, 26 years and three buildings later, GBC has grown and become a lighthouse for lost souls in the Billings area. By God's grace, Pastor Benton and his family have been able to build a church where seeking the lost is at the core of every ministry and every endeavor. GBC has seen thousands of souls saved since it's inception and Pastor Benton has a vision to see thousands more accept Christ through various outreach ministries that are available.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Bible to be the revealed Word of God, fully and verbally inspired of God. We believe the Scriptures to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God, as found within the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation. We believe God not only inspired every word, but has preserved them through the ages. We believe that the King James Bible is the inspired Word of God. (Psalm 12:6-7; II Timothy 3:15-17; I Peter 1:23-25; II Peter 1:19-21).
The New Testament Church
We believe the church began with the calling out of the twelve apostles by Jesus Christ. We believe the local church is God's only institution to carry out His work today. We believe the local church is composed of members who have been saved and baptized according to the command of Christ, and have voluntarily united together for the purposes of worship, fellowship, service, and the Lord's Table. We believe all true believers will be taken up at the Rapture, just prior to the Tribulation (Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 1:15; Acts 2:41-43; Acts 11:15; Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 15: 51-58; Ephesians 1:12-14; Ephesians 5:25-30; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Timothy 3:4-15).