Alumni

WELCOME, alumni! we are glad you’re here. 

Here you will find information on our alumni staff, upcoming events, history, as well as other services. Thanks for visiting the GBC Alumni page.

Recent Graduate Testimony by Sami Argutto
30-Jun-2016

It was February 2007, and time for Eastport Bible Church’s annual Breakaway retreat. This was when my journey began with Grace Bible College. I was thirteen years old and it was my first time at Breakaway, and I clearly remember sitting on the left side of the room a few rows back from the front. A video promoting GBC was shown... Full Article >

Alumni Highlight: Thomas (Tom) and Jean (Gephart) Foulkes
14-Mar-2016

A friend invited Jean to attend the 1948 GGF Convention in Ashtabula, Ohio. Jean was impressed by the MBI Choir, directed by Wayne Webb and decided to attend MBI.
Tom’s father was saved at the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago and attended a Bible Class taught by J.C. O’Hair. When his father realized he was considering going to a local Bible College, he strongly urged him to attend MBI since it was associated with Pastor O’Hair. Full Article >

Recent Graduate Testimony from our AOE program, Christie Love
14-Mar-2016

My journey to becoming a college graduate and Grace Bible College alumni was one with many twists and turns. I enrolled straight out of high school as a traditional student at another university. I was pursuing my “inside the box” plan for my life: getting a degree in elementary education. It seemed like a safe and predictable path to be on and in many ways, it was a path I was expected to be on. My parents, my grandparents, and several aunts and uncles were all in education. However, by the end of my second year of school I knew that I had no desire to be a teacher. Full Article >

Dr. Sam Vinton Reflects on His Time at Grace Bible College: Then and Now
16-Dec-2015

Sixty years ago in May 1955, Becky and I graduated from Milwaukee Bible College. I was ordained by the GGF, two weeks later we were married and shortly thereafter began missionary deputation under Grace Ministries International. By the end of the year we were in Belgium studying French before heading to Congo to begin serving the Lord as missionaries. Full Article >

Recent Alumni Testimonial by Jim Shemaria
11-Dec-2015


There are some people who seem to “randomly” stumble upon Grace Bible College - like a few of my former classmates who found the GBC during an internet search or through a newspaper ad. My journey took a different path, as I had been aware of GBC from the before I even knew what a college was. Aside from having parents who are both alumnus, my home church (Berean Bible Church in Seattle) was committed to not only support the school, but also promoting it and I can vividly remember concerts from the Grace Singers and summer camps put on by the basketball team being held at Berean. So, when it came time for me to apply to college, all of these experiences played a role in my decision.
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Homecoming 2015 Highlights
20-Oct-2015

Homecoming 2015 was kicked off by a special Homecoming Chapel on Friday, October 16. Two very special alumni who definitely live out the mission statement of Grace Bible College were introduced. Full Article >

Homecoming 2015
23-Sep-2015

WANTED: GBC Alumni in Boots, Cowboy Hats and Stuff Like That on October 16-17, 2015 Full Article >

Biblical Studies at Grace Bible College: Then and Now
21-Sep-2015

Professor Phil Long describes the history of Biblical Studies at Grace Bible College since his arrival in 1982... "I came to GBC in January of 1982, leaving a sunny Southern California (about 75 degrees) and arriving in Chicago on the coldest day since the last Ice Age: about 70 below with wind chill. Honestly, I did not even know..." Full Article >

Recent Alumni Testimonial by Rachel Matychuk
21-Sep-2015

I attended Grace Bible College from 2009-2013 and graduated with a Human Services degree. I decided I was going to go to Grace when I was eight years old, and I never changed my mind. It was always Grace for me. My time at Grace really shaped my life and my walk with the Lord. During that time, I changed majors and really struggled with knowing God's will for my life. I knew I wanted to... Full Article >

Alumni Whitecaps Game
01-Sep-2015

On August 18th twenty four local West Michigan GBC Alumni gathered for an evening of baseball, food, and fellowship as we cheered on the West Michigan Whitecaps take on the Great Lake Loons Full Article >

Grace Bible College Commencement 2015
12-May-2015

On April 24, Grace Bible College graduated the largest class in our history. We rejoice and are amazed at God’s grace as our number of graduates continues to grow. Upon graduation, these men and women, prepared to serve Christ in church and society, are ready to embark on a new journey into God’s plan and purpose for their lives. Full Article >