what we believe

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word, given to man as the Holy Spirit moved upon men to write it. The Bible is complete and is the only infallible authority in all matters of faith and practice. The King James Version is the preserved Word for the English-speaking people. (I Peter 1:10; II Peter 1:19-21; II Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12)

Triune God

There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, who are eternal in being and equal in essence and attributes. Each person of the Trinity is worthy of the same praise, honor, and worship having the same attributes and perfections. God is the infinite and perfect spirit in whom all things have their source, support, and end. (Matthew 28:19; John 14:11; 16:7; I John 5:7; Acts 5:3-4)

God the Father

He exists eternally as the first Person of the Trinity. He is the originator of all Scripture and creation. The Father directed the work of Jesus in His incarnation and redemption (John 3:16; I Peter 1:2; Hebrews 1:1-2; Genesis 1:1; Ephesians 1:3-6; Hebrews 10:7-9)

God the Son

Jesus Christ exists eternally as the second person of the Trinity, and is co-equal and co-existent with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit in essence and power.  With the incarnation of Jesus Christ, He possesses a single, undivided personality in whom the two natures, God and man, are vitally and inseparably united so that no third nature is formed thereby. He is perfect God and Perfect Man. The incarnation was accomplished by supernatural means whereby the Lord Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the Virgin Mary. As a result of this miraculous conception, the Lord Jesus Christ was born without a sinful human nature, unable to sin, and did in fact live a sinless life on earth. Jesus Christ died a substitutionary death for all men, arose bodily from the grave on the third day, and ascended bodily into Heaven where He is now the believer’s High Priest, Intercessor, and Advocate. The Lord’s return is imminent to be followed by the Day of the Lord, which includes the Tribulation and Millennium. (Matthew 1:18-25; 28:18; Luke 1:28-35 John 1:1-2; 8:46; 14:9-11; 17:5; Acts 1:1; 9-11; 7:56; Romans 5:8; 6:9; 8:34; I Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-7; Colossians 1:13-17; Hebrews 1:8; I Peter 1:18,19; I John 2:2)

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Trinity, co-equal and co-eternal with the Father and the Son. He was active in the creation; in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; He convicts of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; He is the agent of the New Birth; He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer; and the fruit of the Spirit is the evidence of His indwelling in the believer. (Matthew 1:18; 3:16; 4:1; 12:28; John 14:7; 16-17; 16:7-11; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:18-21; II Thessalonians 2:7)


Man was created in the image of God on the sixth day of creation.  Man was created in God’s image in a state of innocence. Through disobedience Adam fell into condemnation and judgment, bringing sin and death, both spiritual and physical, upon himself and the entire human race. Man now stands guilty before a Holy God because of his sin nature. He is unable to save himself and therefore, is condemned to eternal punishment and separation from the presence of God unless he repents and trusts Christ. (Genesis 3:1-6,26-31; 2:7,17; John 3:18; Romans 3:10-19; 5:12; 6:23; Revelation 20:14-15)


Man is without any hope of Salvation in himself because he stands condemned before God. God in His love provided man with an escape from the penalty of sin by sending His Son to take man’s place. Salvation is entirely by grace and as a gift of God, cannot be earned by any work of man but is received by faith. Salvation is not a process but is an instantaneous event in the life of a repentant sinner. God is not willing that any should perish without salvation, and so He has provided His plan for all who repent and receive Christ as their Savior. Therefore , we reject the teachings of Calvanism, that God chose those who would be saved. (John 10:28; Romans 5:8; 6:23; 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; II Peter 3:9) 

The Church

The New Testament Church is a local, visible, organized, autonomous assembly of immersed believers having New Testament officers, practicing New Testament ordinances, and actively engaged in carrying out the Great Commission, as well as defending and upholding the truth. God has chosen to work through the local church in this dispensation; the church is not to be equated or confused with God’s Old Testament people, the nation of Israel. Each local church is autonomous, with Christ as its head, the Pastor and deacons as its officers, and a congregational government to confirm the will and leading of God. Although the local church is to practice autonomy and separation, it may voluntarily cooperate with other obedient New Testament assemblies. (Matthew 16:18; 28:19-20; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:12-14; Colossians 1:1; I Timothy 3:15-16; Jude 1:3)