what we believe

Theologically, we consider ourselves to be conservative and want to be know simply as followers (disciples) of Jesus Christ.


We practice baptism by full immersion in water for those who have placed their faith in the sacrifice of Christ

for their salvation, and we celebrate the Lord's Supper weekly.  


We are governed solely by the Word of God (The Bible), through Godly men who are elders of the church.

the BIBLE


  • We believe the Bible is God's revelation to mankind and describes our condition and His plan for reconciliation with man.
  • It is written by men who were divinely inspired and is error-free in the original languages.
  • The Bible is the only true source for knowing God's will.
  • On all doctrinal issues we ask, "What does the Bible say?"

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Proverbs 30:5;

Psalm 119: 105, 160, 12:6

the GODHEAD


  • We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing as one being in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-eternal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections.
  • He is the Creator of everything and is ruler and redeemer of mankind.
  • He is omnipotent (all powerful), omnipresent (exists everywhere at the same time) and omniscient (all knowing).

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Genesis 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 29:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Deuteronomy 6:4

the person and work of

JESUS CHRIST


  • We believe the the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God to man and provide the sacrifice required to redeem sinful man.

  • Jesus Christ was the only human being to ever live without sinning, which allowed Him to be the perfect sacrifice for the sin of all other men.

  • Jesus came to earth and completely fulfilled the will of the Father, being rejected by the very people He came to save He was condemned to die a gruesome death by crucifixion.

  • The third day following His death, He rose from the dead and was physically present on earth for forty days and then ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father; where, as our High Priest, fulfills the ministry as Redeemer, Intercessor, Advocate and King.
  • Jesus will one day physically return to earth to claim His bride (the church) and will then judge all men and will reign forever.

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 15, 7:25, 9:24; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Romans 1:3, 4, 8:34; John 3:16, 17; Luke 1:35; Acts 1:9, 10; 1 John 2:1–2; 1 Timothy 6:15; 

Revelation 19:11-20:15



the person and the work of the

HOLY SPIRIT


  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent that regenerates us spiritually and indwells us after we are born again.
  • He empowers believers to fulfill God's vision and purpose for their lives.
  • He provides believers with Spiritual Gifts for the edification of the church.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 

1 Corinthians 3:16, 12; Ephesians 1:13,1 4; Galatians 5:25

SALVATION and REASSURANCE


  • We believe the Bible teaches that the first humans created by God, Adam and Eve, willfully sinned against God, and because of that rebellion, all men and women since have been living with the consequences of that sin.
  • Since the fall, all humans are born with a nature that is bent on sin and satisfying the flesh, and all humans will sin and are spiritually dead.
  • In this state of spiritual death, a person has no ability within themselves to receive salvation and be restored into a relationship with God.
  • We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his resurrection were provided for the salvation of all people, but are effective only for those who believe. Christ’s death and resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation, and only those who believe in Jesus Christ become born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
  • When someone is presented with the Gospel, the Holy Spirit, by the grace of God, reveals to the person the lost state of his/her soul because of their sin and calls the person to repentance. Each person, being enlightened by the Holy Spirit is then given the opportunity to choose this free gift by faith and be saved, or to deny it and remain separated from God.
  • We believe that God’s saving grace is resistible, that election unto salvation is conditional on faith in Christ, and since we are saved by faith, we must persevere in our faith to maintain our assurance of salvation.


Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 1:16; Romans 3:23-26, Romans 8:37-39, 10:17; Isaiah 59:1-2; Ephesians 2:8-9; 

John 3:16, 17, 15:5-11; Hebrews 10:36-36; 1 Timothy 4:1, 16; 2 Peter 3:17; Colossians 1:23; John 10:27-28

the MINISTRY and SPIRITUAL gifts


  • We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts.  It is, however, the believer's responsibility to develop his/her given spiritual gift(s).
  • Particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor do they prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are they an indication of spiritual maturity.
  • God does hear and answer prayers offered in faith, in accordance with His own will ,for the sick and afflicted through gifts of healing. 
  • It is the privilege and responsibility of every believe to minister to the church according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him/her.


Romans 12:1-8; Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Ephesians 4:7-8;

John 15:7; 1 John 5:14-15