Core Beliefs

The following are our core beliefs based on foundational truths taught in the Bible.
All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy.

Psalm 119:89; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21

The Trinity

There is only one living and true God. He is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 1:9-11; Romans 8:14-15

Jesus Christ

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. In His substitutionary death on the cross He provided for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body.

Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-18; Colossians 2:9

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is fully divine. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He calls men to the Savior and effects regeneration. He bestows the spiritual gifts by which believers serve God through His church.

John 16:8-13; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3-11


Man is the special creation of God in His own image. He created them male and female. In the beginning man was innocent of sin. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race, whereby his descendants inherit a sin nature.

Genesis 1:26-30; Romans 5:12-19; Ephesians 2:1-3


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ.

John 14:6; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; Titus 2:11-14

The Church

A church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel. Its Scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. The church includes all believers from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation.

Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Timothy 3:1-15

Baptism & The Lord's Supper

Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, symbolizing his faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior. The Lord’s Supper is an act whereby believers, by partaking of the bread and the cup, remember the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His coming.

Romans 6:1-6; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

The Last Things

Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth, the dead will be raised, and Christ will judge men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, a place of everlasting punishment. The righteous will dwell forever in Heaven with God.

1 Corinthians 15:24-28; Revelation 20:1-22:13

Evangelism & Missions

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and of every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations. It is the duty of every child of God to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness and a Christian lifestyle.

Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:13-15


God is the source of all blessings, and all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians should contribute of their time, talents, and material possessions cheerfully, regularly, systematically, proportionately, and liberally for the advancement of the gospel.

Acts 2:44-47; 2 Corinthians 8-9; Philippians 4:10-19

The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.  Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; Psalm 127:3
These summaries are excerpts from the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, our official doctrinal statement.