Graduate Churches

When a TBM Mission Church reaches a point in its growth where it can totally sustain itself financially and has an established membership and leadership, the Mission Church can graduate from the Mission to become an independent church. This independent church now becomes a “church-planting” church in its own right, as TBM seeks to assist their efforts. If you are in the vicinity of one of these churches, please contact the church and stop by to worship with them.
Pastor Chad Johnson
Lindon, Utah


It is our desire to see a deep impact made in the surrounding communities for Jesus Christ and His Kingdom. God has been gracious to His children here, and by His grace and faithfulness, He will continue the work he began over 20 years ago.

Pastor John & LeAnn Miles
Springville, Utah


On November 2nd, 1997, through much prayer, preparation, and God's preordained behind-the-scenes work, Grace Bible Church (GBC) began its maiden voyage. With 18 people in attendance on that first Sunday, Derrick and June Smothers, with two small boys, set sail on the Sea of Ministry.

Pastor Bill & Gloria Bagley
Preston, Idaho


The mission of Grace Fellowship Church is to help people "learn, grow and serve" and we seek to accomplish that goal through four key purposes: promoting, in an through our people, prayer, proclaiming the Word, persistent love of others and praise and worship.

Pastor David & Anikkia Koester
LaVerkin, Utah


David and Anikkia Koester joined the TBM family in 1995 with the goal of planting and establishing Christ-centered Bible teaching churches in Utah. Their mission is simply to be a light in the darkness of Mormon-dominated Utah and to proclaim salvation by grace through faith in Jesus alone, to a culture that strives to be good enough in their own efforts and righteousness.

Pastor Craig & Janine Janson
Mesquite, Nevada

Our goal is to teach and preach the Word of God in an accurate and clear fashion so that those who attend River Valley Bible Church will not only know what they believe, but why they believe it; and, in turn, live it out in their lives. Our desire is that God’s children would discover, use, and nurture the spiritual gifts that they have been graced with, thus building up the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:15, 16). Our prayer is to maintain and grow an environment that will encourage the great commission (Matt. 28:19,20); To be a light in our community, an out-reach that will lead the lost to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to be a fellowship that will generate good disciples of Christ. And of course: Our purpose is to glorify God in all that we do.

Pastor Tim & Joy Miles
Washington, Utah

Southland Bible Church is the flagship church of Tentmakers Bible Mission churches. It was the first one to start and the first one to graduate.