There is one true and living God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. They are equal in their essential nature, attributes and perfection. Each executes a different but harmonious function.
(Genesis 1:1, 26; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1, 3; Matthew 28:19; Romans 1:19-20; 2 Cor 13:14)
We believe that God the Father is infinite yet personal, transcendent yet immanent, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He orders, arranges and controls all things according to His own sovereign purpose. He infallibly knows all that shall come to pass, He hears and answers prayer, and He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Luke 10:21-22; John 3:16; 6:27; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6)
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless and perfect life. He died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins. 3 days later He rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of the Father. He now rules and reigns as our High Priest and King.
(John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Matthew 1:18-25; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2; 1 Timothy 3:16; John 14:6; Acts 4:12)
We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and Son. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ. His ministry is to convict the world of its sin and regenerate the believing sinner, and indwell, sanctify, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
(John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Galatians 5:22-26; Ephesians 1:13; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 1 Corinthians 12:4-7; Acts 1:8)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God, without error, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, it is completely trustworthy and is the divine and final authority over all life.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; John 8:31-32; John 20:31; Mark 13:31; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 2:15)
We believe that the church, which is the body and bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made of all born-again persons of this present age. The establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament scriptures. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by building its members up in the faith by instruction of the word, fellowship, and by keeping the ordinances for the advancement and communication of the gospel to the
(Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Acts 14:27, 18:22; Ephesians 2:19-22, 5:19-21; Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:23-25; Ephesians 4:11-13)
We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell. The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the presence of God (Matthew 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20; I Thessalonians 4:15; II Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; I Corinthians 15: II Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 20:4-6, 11-15)
(Genesis 1:26, 5:2-3, 2:17; John 3:14, 5:24, 1:12; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:23, 8:10)
ORDINANCES: BAPTISM & COMMUNION
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of outward obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior; death to sin; burial of the old life; and resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to a believer’s faith in an ultimate bodily resurrection to eternal life with Christ in His Kingdom.
We believe that The Lord’s Supper is an act of worship and obedience whereby believers, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are significant expressions of salvation, worship, and submission to God for the believer.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Luke 22:15-20; Acts 2:41-42, 18:8; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: a covenant between one man and one woman, in a single exclusive union, by which their status changes from two individuals to one flesh as God joins them together. It is an earthly covenant between one man and one woman that God created and sanctioned to image the unbreakable heavenly covenant between Christ and His Church, therefore intended not to be broken by anything but death. The Lord Jesus Himself said that marriage was created by God from the beginning, so no human institution has the authority to redefine marriage any more than a human institution has the authority to redefine the gospel, which marriage mysteriously reflects.
Regarding gender, God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological gender is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
God created sex as a gift to be enjoyed within the covenant of marriage. We believe that God intends sexual expression to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of this marriage covenant. We believe that the exercise of sexual expression outside the biblical definition of marriage in any manner, including but not limited to adultery, homosexuality, premarital sex, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography, is contradictory to God’s design for sexuality and marriage.
(Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:15-25; Psalm 139; Matthew 5:27-32; Matthew 19:3- 12; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 6:18; 7:2-5; Ephesians 5:21-33; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Timothy 1:10)
We are pleased to be affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention which allows us to partner with the
We adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message