What We Believe

The Bible

We believe the Bible is the Word of God. Every word in the original writings is inspired by God and is without error. It is accurate in all matters to which it speaks - spiritual, historical, and scientific. It is the supreme and final authority for faith and life.

God

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God's Son. He was miraculously born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, bodily arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will personally return to establish His kingdom on the earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, convicts people of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, seals, and empowers believers for holy living.

Human Beings

We believe that human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and are all born with a sinful nature. All human beings are sinners, separated from God, in need of salvation.

Salvation

We believe salvation is the gift of God. It is received by expressing repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.

The Church

We believe the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head. It exists to worship and serve God, encourage believers in their spiritual growth and share the good news of God’s forgiveness with all people.

Baptism

We believe baptism is an act of obedience for the believer. It is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ's command. Baptism identifies the believer with the local church.

 

For a more in-depth look at our doctrinal position, click here to read the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention.