What We Believe

We believe that the chief end and purpose of all mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him forever, and the greatest commission of all Christians is to lead others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, making Christ-like disciples as we take the gospel to all nations!


1. We believe the Scriptures are the infallible and perfect Word of God without error in both the Old and New Testaments and the revealed will of God, making known Jesus Christ as the only way of life everlasting. (II Tim. 3:15-17; Proverbs 30:5-6; John 12:47-48)

2. We believe there is but one true and living God, a Spirit infinite in being and perfection, that in the unity of the God-Head there are three persons:  The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, each possessing the whole divine essence and executing distinct but harmonious attributes in the work of redemption. (John 4:24; Mark 12:30; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 2:18, II Corinthians 13:14.)

3. We believe that God created man holy under the law which, had it been obeyed, would have secured to him eternal life; but by voluntary disobedience he fell from this holy state and in consequence spiritual, temporal, and eternal death has been entailed upon the human race, and that, while there is no way to escape temporal death, there is deliverance from spiritual and eternal death through the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:6-24; Romans 5:19; Isaiah 53:6; Ephesians 2:1-2.)

4. We believe that salvation is wholly of grace through faith procured in no part by any works or merit of the creature, but solely by the atonement and righteousness of Christ. (Ephesians 2:8; John 3:16; Isaiah 53:4-5; Hebrews 7:25.)

5. We believe in personal and eternal election according to the everlasting love and purpose of God. (II Timothy 1:8-9; II Thessalonians 2:13-14; Romans 8:28-31.)

6. We believe that salvation is by faith alone in the blood of Jesus without being deserved by the creature, that by virtue of this faith the perfect righteousness of the Redeemer is freely imputed by God to the believers and reinstates them in the divine favor as completely justified as though they had obeyed the whole law. (Romans 5:1, 9, 17, 19; Romans 4:4-5.)

7. We believe that none are saved without regeneration; that regeneration is the work of the Holy Spirit in connection with the word of God; that it consists of creating spiritual life within the soul and that it manifests itself in faith, repentance, and holiness of conduct. (John 3:3, 6:8; II Corinthians 5:17; John 5:1.)

8. We believe that sanctification is by the Spirit of God carried on by means of the truth in the hearts of His people, which makes them partakers of His holiness; that this work is progressive and is begun in regeneration, securing to believers final victory over sin and death and perfect fitness for the eternal inheritance with God. (I Thessalonians 4:3; Proverbs 4:18; Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12-13.)

9. We believe in the final perseverance of all saints. (John 8:31; I John 2:19; Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:6; John 10:27-30.)

10. We believe that a visible church is a congregation of baptized believers united for the purpose of worshiping God and promoting the cause of true religion in accordance with the revealed laws and ordinances of the gospel and that its Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. (I Corinthians 1:1-13; Acts 2:41; Matthew 28:19-20; Philippians 1:1, 27; I Corinthians 11:2.)

11. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer 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; the believer’s death to sin; the burial of the old life; and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.  It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead.  Being a church ordinance, it is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.  (Matthew 28:19, Acts 8:36, 39; Acts 2:41-42.)

12. We believe that the Lord's Supper was instituted in holy remembrance of Christ “to show the Lord's death till He comes”; that it is purely a church ordinance in which none should participate who has not been admitted into the church by Christian baptism. (I Corinthians 11:23-29; Matthew 26:26-30; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:21)

13. We believe that there will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust. (Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 15:12-58; Daniel 12:2; John 11:25-26.)

14. We believe that at such time God chooses to end the world as we know it, He will administer just and righteous reward to all people in reference to their lives and relationship with Him. The justice performed at this time will be enacted solely upon the sovereignty and grace of God. (Acts 17:30-31; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 22:11; II Peter 3:11-18)

Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe by the spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and jofully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, disciplines, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the misuse of intoxicating drinks as beverage; and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer, to aide one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

***see sermon below for illustration of responsibilities we have for one another as a church body.