In the late 1980’s Al & Sue Muncy joined a Bible Study in the home of Dave Taylor along with the Bridgmans. As other families joined, they stepped out in faith, and went public, calling Terry Tollefson as the first pastor.
Since several families lived in Union County and others lived in Wallowa County, what had been Grace Bible Church of Elgin became two churches, one in Wallowa County and another in Union County. So around 1998, Grace Bible Church of Elgin (Union County), and Christ Covenant Church (Wallowa County) began.
Around that time Scott Brazil was called to serve as the second pastor of GBC. In time the church began to meet in La Grande, and in 2008 GBC purchased the Salvation Army building at 1114 Y Avenue in La Grande, where they presently gather.
In 2015 Phil Garwood was called to serve as the third pastor of Grace Bible Church of La Grande. GBC is grateful to God for His great faithfulness, and humbled to be a part of God’s Kingdom ministry in Union County.