What We Believe

We believe the Holy Bible as the only inspired Word of God, without any error, the all-sufficient authority in matters of faith, doctrine, and Christian living. (2 Timothy 3:15-16) 

 

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 2:18)

 

We believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus Christ, and that He is fully God and man.  He died on the cross for our sins.  He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father and is now our High Priest and Advocate.  (Matthew 1:23)

 

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and therefore is lost.  (Ephesians 2:10; Genesis 1:26)

 

We believe that eternal salvation is the free gift of God, entirely apart from man's works, and is possessed by any and all who have faith in and receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. (Romans 6:23; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9)

 

We believe in a regenerated church membership; that is, persons old enough to understand their need for Jesus Christ and, of their own free will, accept Him as their personal Lord and Savior.  (John 3:3-7; Romans 12:2)

 

We believe that a believer's baptism is by immersion and the Lord's Supper is a memorial to His suffering and death on the cross.  These are ordinances to be observed by the church in this present age.  They are, however, not to be regarded as means for man's salvation.  (Mark 16:15-16; Romans 6:3-4)

 

We believe in the personal, bodily, imminent, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ and that His Second Coming inspires believers for dynamic and zealous life and service for Him while waiting for His return.  (1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in heaven, and the everlasting punishment and separation from God of the unsaved in hell. (John 3:16; 1 John 5:11)

 

We believe that marriage is ordained by God to be between a man and a woman. We rejoice, celebrate, and support the sanctity of marriage as an institution ordained in God’s Word. (Genesis 2:18-25, Proverbs 18:22, Ephesians 5:22-31)

 

We believe in the autonomy of the local church.  The church shall manage its own affairs and shall not be subject to any other religious body or organization.

 

We subscribe to the Baptist faith and message, adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in 2000, as our larger Statement of Faith with scriptural references.​

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