This church is a Baptist church because of Bible conviction and practice. We believe and practice the traditional and historical Bible teachings of the Baptist faith. As Baptist we believe the following: The Bible is our sole authority. We believe in the autonomy or self governing of the church. No man needs an intercessor or priest to approach God on their behalf. Every believer can come boldly to God through Jesus Christ. There are two ordinances of the church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ. Every individual is given a free will by God and must either accept Him or reject Him. We believe in the separation of church and state. We believe in two offices of the church: pastor and deacon. It is our belief that the membership of the church is to be a saved membership.
Ultimately, Christ is the head of the church. The pastor is the “overseer” and “shepherd.” The pastor prayerfully seeks God’s direction in the leading of the church. The pastor is assisted by and meets regularly with the deacons who are a group of men selected from among and affirmed by the church.
We are a church with traditional values. We believe the Bible is relevant and is the foundation upon which our church is built. We sing traditional hymns and contemporary songs which contain not only Bible doctrine but also cultivate an atmosphere for the magnification of Jesus Christ through the preaching of the Word of God. We believe our services are to be Scriptural putting the focus on the magnification of God and not on man.
People often choose a church based on the appearance of the building, the friendliness of the people, or the programs that are offered. As important as these qualities are, other qualities surpass them all . . . First and foremost, the church you choose should hold to the fundamentals of the Christian faith: the inspiration and authority of the Bible and Jesus’ virgin birth, eternal deity, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, and literal return. Bible-teaching churches of all varieties hold these primary beliefs as essential truths.
Baptists are distinguished from other Christian groups by specific Biblical distinctives. The name “Baptist” identifies people who hold those distinctives. These Baptist distinctives relate to questions of vital interest today. For example, does absolute truth exist, or are all belief systems relative? Who controls the program, property, finances, staffing, and doctrinal position of a local church? How does being a representative of God on earth affect the believer’s marriage, work, or relationship to government and society? Does God dispense His grace through religious rituals? Should a free society “legislate righteousness”? Is it right to “judge” anything about another person? Is there a Biblical model for church leadership? What is the proper relationship between church and state?