Doctrinal Statement

We are an Independent Baptist Church and we stand firmly on the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith that have been passed down to us from Jesus Christ himself through the Apostles in the text of the Bible.

The Scriptures

We believe in the Bible as the Word of God, verbally inspired as originally written; the supreme inerrant, infallible authority in all matters.  (2 Tim.3:16, 17; 2Pet.1:21)


We believe in the one true and living God, eternally existing in three Persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 3:16,17; Matt. 28:19)

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, true God and true man; in His sinless perfection; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into heaven where He is now our High Priest and Advocate.  (Matt. 1:18-20; Luke 1:31-34; Rom. 9:5; Gal. 4:4; Heb. 4:15, John 20:24-28; Acts 1:9,10; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 John 2:1)

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God the Son; that He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; that he is the agent in the New Birth, and that He indwells, fills, seals, sanctifies, teaches, and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.  (John 14:1-17; John 16:7-11; Matt. 28:19; John 3:5; Eph. 1:13, 14; Acts 2:4; Eph. 5:18)


We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred as a consequence both physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God; that all the Adamic race are sinners by nature and by practice.  (Gen. 1:26, 27; Gen. 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12,19; Rom. 3:10-12, 23)


We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as a vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood.  (1 Cor. 15:3, 4; Rom. 3:22-25; 2 Cor. 5:21)


We believe that salvation is wholly of God’s grace and that all who receive by faith Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are born of the Spirit of God, and thereby become children of God.  (Eph.2:8,9; John 1:12, 13; John 3:3-6; Rom. 10:9,10; 1 Cor. 12:13)

Sanctification & Good Works

We believe that all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ are called into a life of separation from worldly and sinful practices which will cause others to stumble or bring reproach upon the name of Christ; and that good works are the natural result of the new birth. (Rom. 12:1,2; 14:13-21; 1 Cor. 8:9-13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1; Eph. 2:10; James 2:17-20; 1 John 2:3-6)

The Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness and salvation of those who believe and receive Jesus Christ as Savior, and the everlasting punishment of those who reject Him.  (John 5:28, 29; 1 Cor. 115:51-57; 1; Thes. 4:13-18; Matt. 25:41,46; Rev. 20:11-15; 2 Thes. 1:8,9)

The Rapture of the Church

We believe in the Blessed Hope, the personal, premillennial, pretribulational, and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to take His Church Saints out of this world to be with Him forevermore.  W also believe that this blessed hope has a vital influence on the personal life and service of every born-again believer.  (1 Thes. 4:13-18; 5:9; 1 Cor. 15:50-58; 1 John 3:1-3)

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will subsequently return to the earth at the end of the Great Tribulation with His saints to set up His literal worldwide kingdom and reign over the world for a thousand years.  (Rev. 1:7; 19:11-16; Acts 1:11; Matt. 24, 25)

The Church

We believe in the Church; a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and of which all regenerated persons are members.  This universal Church is the body of Christ into which all believers are baptized by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the local church is a congregation of believers who have been baptized by immersion upon confession of faith, and voluntarily associated for worship, fellowship, and service.  Its mission is the edification of believers and the salvation o unbelievers through witnessing and preaching the Gospel among all nations.  (Col. 1:18; 1 Cor. 12:12, 143; Acts 2:41, 42; 1:18)

The Ordinances

We believe that there are two Church ordinances; namely, baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Baptism is the immersion of believers in water showing forth the believer’s identification in the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Lord’s Supper is the remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes, and should be observed only by believers after solemn self-examination.  (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:3-6; 1 Cor. 11:23-29)


We believe in the reality and personality of Satan, known also as the Devil; and that he is the god of this world, the enemy of God and men, and that he is destined to the judgement of the lake of fire.  (Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 12:9; 2 Cor. 4:4; Rev. 20:10)

Modern Day Trends

  1. (The Charismatic Movement, the Ecumenical Movement, Neo-Orthodoxy, Neo-Evangelicalism, etc.):  We believe in and encourage the use of spiritual enabling gifts for service to all believers (Rom. 12:6-8).  These gifts are sufficient for the ministry and the perfecting of the church today.  Further, we believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith according to His will for the sick and afflicted. We do, however, believe that specific sign-gifts were given only to believers during the times of the apostles and have ceased to be given as gifts to believers today (Heb. 2:1-4; II Cor. 12:12)
  2. We repudiate every theological system of thought which denies the inerrancy of Scripture and other fundamental teachings of Scripture based upon (1) a literal, dispensational method of interpretation, and (2) obedience to the commands of God concerning separation.