Shortly after WWII, Frank Fung, who initially came to Sacramento to begin a Gospel literature distribution ministry, founded Chinese Gospel Mission (CGM). Through God’s provision, land was purchased and a building erected on 2115 8th Street. Pastor Fung continued the CGM ministry faithfully and diligently until 1967 when Pastor Sen Wong was called to assume the ministry.
Subsequently, CGM was incorporated in 1967, and the name changed to Chinese Grace Bible Church (CGBC) in 1971. Attendance and ministries continued to increase, exceeding the capacity of the Eighth Street location. In 1973 God enabled CGBC to relocate to its current location in the Greenhaven Area of South Sacramento.
God continued to bless CGBC with growth and maturity as many ministries and all Sunday worship services were soon conducted in three languages: English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. Pastors Gershom Lee, Alan Ginn, Edward Lee, and Seahawk Lun each provided stable pastoral care and teaching (some for over twenty years) until they left for other ministries and endeavors.
CGBC supported many seminarians, trained numerous pastoral interns, and adopted many foreign missionaries. As attendance continued to increase and believers matured spiritually, God enabled CGBC to plant two works. Subsequently, both works became fully independent churches: River Ridge Neighborhood Church in Elk Grove and Abundant Grace Chinese Church in Orangevale.
Currently, after the departure of our senior pastor Timothy Chan, CGBC is staffed by our fellowship pastor Adrian Lim and equipping pastor Glenn Pon. Under their leadership, CGBC exists in a three-in-one model where ministries are conducted in three languages and our vision unified as one church.