What We Believe

statement of fAITH

The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible word to all men. It was written by men, under the divine inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

It contains the account of God's redemptive work in history through Jesus Christ. It also contains principles by which God will judge us, and it is the sole authority for Christian faith and practice. 

The church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of "The Baptist Faith and Message" as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. 


Salvation is the eternal redemption of man and is a gift from God to man.

Jesus Christ obtained salvation for man through His death on the cross. Salvation is offered to all who receive and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, but without a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, salvation is not possible.

Through receiving  and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, man is pardoned of sin (justified), given a new nature (regenerated), made one with God, set apart by God and for God (sanctified), and guaranteed eternal life. 

Everyone who has sincerely received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is eternally secure and will spend eternity in heaven. Those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.


We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost; and that these three are one God.

We believe there is one and only one living God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. 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.

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God and the second person in the Trinity. He is pre-existent, and He participated in creation. Jesus became flesh by the power of the Holy Spirit moving upon a virgin named Mary.

During His earthly existence, He was both fully man and fully God. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God. He was sinless. In His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. After three days, He was raised from the dead. 

He ascended into heaven to prepare a place for believers and is now exalted at the right hand of God the Father, where He is the One Mediator between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world, reward the saints, and reign as King of Kings. 

The Holy Spirit is the third person in the Trinity and possesses the same attributes as God the Father and God the Son. He inspired holy men to write the Scriptures. The activity of the Holy Spirit is found in both the Old and New Testaments. 

In the Old Testament, He is revealed as being involved in creation, in providing guidance and direction, in endowing special abilities within people to perform specific tasks, and providing power and strength when needed. In the New Testament, He is revealed as being involved in the conception of Jesus Christ, the validation of Jesus as the Son of God at Jesus' baptism, the anointing of Jesus for ministry, and the resurrection of Jesus.

The Holy Spirit convicts men of sin, causing men to repent and confess Jesus Christ as Lord. He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He regenerates or imparts new life in every believer, and He lives in them. The Holy Spirit cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows spiritual gifts that are used to serve God through His church. 

He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service. He seals the believer until the day of final redemption.



Baptism and the Lord's Supper symbolize important truths, and although they are not essential to salvation, they are observed out of obedience to the command of Jesus Christ.

Christian baptism is the immersion of the believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is a testimony to the believer's receiving and confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 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 Jesus Christ.

The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience that represents the price that was paid for our salvation. Through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, members of the church memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.