Statement of Faith


We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, plenarily and verbally inspired, and is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21-22). The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only translation used in the services and ministries of the church.


We believe in one God, the divine Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, eternally co-existing, equal in essence and attributes, yet distinct in office and activity (Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19-20, John 17:22-23).


We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16); in his pre-existence (John 1:1), His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), His incarnation (John 1:14), His sinless life (II Corinthians 5:21), His miracles (John 2, Matthew 8), His substitutionary atoning death on the cross (I Timothy 2:6), His bodily resurrection from the grave (I Corinthians 15:20), His high-priestly work in heaven (Hebrews 7:25), and His personal, visible, glorious imminent return to earth to set up His kingdom (John 14:3, Acts 1:10-11, Revelation 19).


We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, who convinces the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and regenerates, leads, comforts, enlightens, and sanctifies believers (John 14:26, John 16:7-11, 13).


We believe that God originally created all things, not by evolutionary processes, but directly and immediately, and that He sustains and guides all things to their predetermined end (Genesis 1:1, John 1) (Colossians 1:17, Revelation 20-22).


We believe that man was made in the image of God (Genesis 1:16), originally sinless and pure, and sinned in Adam as the natural head of the race (Romans 5:12), and is now sinful by nature and by choice, and is in need of salvation (Romans 3:10-12, 23, Romans 5).


We believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ apart from human works or ceremonies (Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:5).


We believe that the Universal Church is a spiritual body of which Jesus is the Head, and of which all regenerated people are members. We believe that the local church is a company of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ; immersed on a credible confession of faith and voluntarily associated for worship, work, and fellowship (I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 5:22-23, Acts 2:41-47). We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Saviour and Lord. God commands His people to separate from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices, and associations, and to refrain from all immodest and immoderate appearances (Romans 12:1-2, I Corinthians 6:19-20, II Corinthians 6:14, 17, 1 John 2:15-17, I Timothy 2:9-10, II John 9-11).


We believe that the ordinances of the church are only two in number, baptism being the immersion of the believer in water in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, thus symbolizing the believers precious experience of regeneration through faith, and his union in death, burial, and resurrection of Christ as set forth in Romans 6:3-11. The Lord’s Supper is to be practiced as a memorial of Christ’s atoning sacrifice (Matthew 28:19-20, Romans 6:3, I Corinthians 11:23 ff.)


We believe that we should be earnestly contending for the faith, once and for all delivered unto the saints, and that we should preach the Word, being urgent in season, out of season, reproving, exhorting, with all long-suffering in doctrine (II Timothy 4:2 ff., Jude 3).


We believe that the local church is independent and autonomous and must be free form the interference of any ecclesiastical or political authority (Acts 2:41-47, Acts 6, Mark 12:17).


We believe God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: (1) Home, (2) Church, (3) Government. Every person should be subject to these authorities, but all are answerable to God and governed by His Word. Each institution has its own biblical responsibilities and each should not infringe upon the other. They are equal in their respective biblical assigned spheres of responsibility under God (Romans 13:1-7, Ephesians 5:12-24, Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 2:13-14).


We believe in the resurrection of the body: the external existence of all men, either in heaven or hell, in divine judgment, in rewards or punishments and in the certain fulfillment of all Bible prophesies (I Corinthians 15, Revelation 20:11-15, II Corinthians 5:8-10, Revelation 22:12). We believe in the blessed hope and glorious appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are Premillennial, Pretribulational in our belief as to when Christ will return. The Lord will bodily and visibly return for His saints at the rapture and then after their tribulation period will bodily and visibly return to the earth to set up His millennial kingdom. We then believe He will destroy this present heavens and earth and create a new heavens and new earth wherein dwells righteousness (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Titus 2:13, Revelation 19-20)