Doctrinal Statement

The Bible

- We believe in The Holy Scriptures: accepting fully the writing of the Old and New Testaments as the inerrant Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts and therefore altogether sufficient as our only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official translation used in the Church. Psalm 119:160; Proverbs 30:5a; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21


- We believe in The One True God: Who is an intelligent, sovereign, spiritual and personal Being; perfect, infinite, and eternal in His being, holiness and love, wisdom and power; absolutely separate from and above the world as its Creator, yet everywhere present in the world as the Upholder of all things. He is revealed to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, three distinct persons but without division of nature, essence, or being, and each having a distinct ministry in God's relation to His creations and people. Genesis 1:1; Exodus 15:11; Psalm 83:18; 139:7-9; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; 15:26.

The Person and Work of Christ

- We believe that 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 and redeem sinful men. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and, that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead; and that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-8; Acts 1:9-10; 2:18-36; Romans 3:24-25; 8:34; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; 1 John 2:1-2

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

-We believe in the Holy Spirit: Who is the Third Person of the Trinity, and a divine agent in nature, revelation and redemption; that He convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness, and judgment; that He regenerates, and indwells, baptizes, seals, and anoints all who become children of God in Christ; that He further empowers, guides, teaches, sanctifies, and fills believers who daily surrender to Him. John 3:5; 14:16-17, 26:16, 7-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:13; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18.

Section 6 The Total Depravity of Man

-We believe all men are by nature and choice sinful and lost: That man was a direct creation of God, made in His image and likeness; that by personal disobedience to the revealed Will of God, man became a sinful creature, the father of a fallen race, which is universally sinful in both nature and practice, thus alienated from the life and family of God, under the righteous judgment and wrath of God, and has within himself no possible means of salvation. Genesis 1:26-27; 3:6; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:22-23; 5:12,19; Galatians 3:11.


- We believe in salvation by grace through faith: That salvation is the free gift of God, neither merited or secured in part or in whole by any virtue or work of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, in whom all true believers have as a present possession the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance and security from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish; that this salvation affects the whole man; that apart from Christ there is no possible salvation. Ephesians 2:8 9; Titus 3:5; John 1:12; 3:14; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1; 38-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:4-5; Philippians 1:6.

The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

- We believe that all the redeemed, once truly saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever. We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God's Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh. John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 13:13-14; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Galatians 5:13; Titus 2:11-15; 1 Peter 1:4-5.

The Second Advent of Christ

-We believe in the second coming of Christ: that His coming in the air to rapture His Church, which is our blessed hope, is always imminent; that when He has first by resurrection of the dead and translation of the living removed from the earth His waiting Church, He will then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world and afterward descend with His Church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all the nations for a thousand years. Daniel 2:31-45; Zechariah 14:4-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:13-18; James 5:8; Hebrews 10:37; Jude 14-15; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:4-7.

The Eternal State

- We believe in future life, bodily resurrection, and eternal judgment: In the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. The souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. The souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious punishment and torment until the second resurrection, when the soul and body are reunited, they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment and torment. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 16:19-26; John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:8-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:5-6; 11-15.


- We believe that God created the universe in six literal 24-hour periods. We reject evolution, the Gap Theory, the Day-Age Theory, the Theistic Evolution as unscriptural theories of origin. Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11

Priesthood of All Believers

- We believe in the priesthood of all believers: that Christ is our Great High Priest and through Him every born-again person has direct access into God's presence without the need of a human priest; that the believer has the right and responsibility to personally study and interpret the Scriptures, guided by the Holy Spirit. John 14:6; Hebrews 4:16; 2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Peter 2:1,5, 9. Section 16 The Lordship of Jesus Christ - We believe in The Lordship of Jesus Christ:that He alone is Head of the body of Christ, into which all true believers are immediately baptized by the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation; that all members of this one spiritual body should assemble and identify themselves in local churches. 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11-15; Galatians 1:22.

The Church

- We believe in the importance of the local church: that a New Testament church is a local assembly of born-again baptized believers united in organization to practice New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, and a united testimony; and to engage actively in carrying out the Great Commission. Acts 2:41-42; 1 Corinthians 11:2; Matthew 28:19-20.

Independence and Autonomy of the Local Church

-We believe in the Independence and autonomy of the local church: that each New Testament Church is free to govern itself without ecclesiastical interference and should cooperate with other New Testament churches as the Holy Spirit leads; that it is responsible to follow the pattern of the New Testament church and is directly accountable to God. Matthew 18:17; Acts 6:1-5; 15:22-23.


- We believe the two ordinances given to the local church are baptism and the Lord's Supper: that baptism is by immersion of believers in water, thus portraying the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that the Lord's Supper is the partaking of the bread and cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ. Matthew 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Acts 2:41; 8:38-39; 1 Corinthians 11:23, 34.

Human Sexuality

- We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. Genesis 2:24; 19:5; 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4


- We believe that God has given the Church a Great Commission to proclaim the Gospel to all nations so that there might be a great multitude from every nation, tribe, ethnic group, and language group who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. As ambassadors of Christ we must use all available means to go to both home and foreign mission fields and not wait for them to come to us. Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:20