We are a Baptist church holding to the distinctives and doctrines Baptists have held to for centuries. Since we believe that the Bible is our final authority, we give our allegiance to Scriptures over any denomination or tradition. We believe that the Bible is inspired of God and therefore is the final authority for faith and practice (2 Peter 1:3, 20-21); that the Word of God is completely profitable to teach us (2 Timothy 3:16); and that God’s Word is settled forever in Heaven (Psalm 119:89).
We believe the Word of God teaches us that all men are sinners and have come short of God’s holiness. Consequently, we are all deserving of God’s judgment (Romans 6:23). God in His love and mercy sent Jesus to live as a perfect man and die as our substitute on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). God’s gift of salvation and eternal life is by grace through faith in the Gospel – which is the good news of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (Ephesians 2:8). We believe the Bible teaches that baptism by immersion is an outward expression of an inward belief. Therefore, baptism is not a means of salvation; rather, a demonstration of faith and obedience. (Matthew 3:16-17; Acts 16:30-33)
We believe Christianity is not primarily a relationship with the church, a set of rules, rituals or experiences. Rather, Christianity is a relationship with Jesus Christ: His person, His work and His word (Jude 1:24). He sent us His Holy Spirit to comfort and dwell in us (John 14:16-17), teach us (Luke 12:12), intercede for us (Romans 8:26) and transform us (John 16:7-14).