What We Believe

We subscribe to the Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. To see their complete statement of faith click here.

The Scriptures

The Bible is God’s inspired Word for us. It is without error, and completely trustworthy in everything that it records. Therefore, the Bible is the absolute authority for our lives.

God

There is only one true God; however He exists in three persons (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit), which we refer to as the Trinity. He is a personal being, who is our creator and redeemer. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things past, present, and future.

Man

Man is created by God in His image. However, because man freely sinned against God, we have inherited a sinful nature. Therefore, it is only through the grace of God that man can be brought back into fellowship with God.

Salvation

Salvation is made possible only through the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. It is God’s gift to all who will freely accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Believers may fall into sin and bring God’s judgment on themselves; yet all true believers will endure to the end through the saving power of God through faith unto salvation.

The Church

The church is a local congregation of baptized believers, who have committed their lives to Christ, and observe the ordinances of baptism, and the Lord’s supper. It’s scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture.

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

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 obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior. Although baptism is not a requirement for salvation, it is a prerequisite for church membership and the Lord’s Supper.

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience where members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of Jesus and anticipate His second coming.

The End Times

Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to this earth; the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be sentenced to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous will receive glorified bodies, rewards, and dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.