What We Believe


The Bible is God’s Word, or His communication with us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Since it is inspired by God, the Bible is fully authoritative and without error. We can trust it in every circumstance and it is relevant to our lives today.
Scripture: Psalm 119:11, Romans 15:4, 2 Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:19-21


There is one God who has eternally existed in relationship with Himself in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Each member of the Trinity possesses equal power and authority, yet serve different functions.
Scripture: Genesis 1:26, Matthew 3:16-17, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Galatians 4:4-6


He is all-powerful and all-knowing Creator; ever-present and unchanging Ruler; and above all, he is holy. It is in him that we live, move and exist. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to his people and his promises. Therefore he is completely worthy of our trust.
Scripture: Exodus 34:5-7, Leviticus 19:2, Numbers 23:19, Acts 17:28, Ephesians 4:6, 2 Corinthians 6:18


Jesus Christ is God’s Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is fully God and fully man. He lived a perfect life, died on a cross, and after three days, He defeated sin and death and rose from the grave. He will return one day to rule and reign.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23, John 1:1-18, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:1-6, Colossians 1:13-22


The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ, and He indwells every believer from the time of salvation. He empowers Christians to live a supernatural life through specific gifts given for the common good of the church.
Scripture: Genesis 1:2, John 14:15-17, John 16:5-15, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-31, Ephesians 1:13-14


Because of our sinful nature, the Bible teaches that man cannot enter into heaven no matter how good of a life he may have lived. Jesus Christ came to earth to take the punishment for the sin of all mankind, and our only hope for salvation is faith in the truth that Jesus died for our sin and made a way for us to gain the righteousness it takes to enter heaven.
Scripture: Psalm 51:4-5, John 3:16, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-9


Baptism is an act of obedience for every believer. We practice baptism by immersion, symbolizing the imagery of salvation through Jesus – that our old selves have been crucified and buried, and that we now live a new life by the power of His resurrection.
Scripture: Matthew 3:16, Mark 1:9, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:3-4, Colossians 2:12


The Bible teaches that the church is the body of Christ in the world today. A local church is made up of baptized followers of Jesus Christ. The church should live out the mission of Christ as His body.
Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-47, Colossians 1:8, 1 Peter 5:1-5


Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
Scripture: John 3:16, John 3:36; 1 John 2:25, 1 John 5:11-13, Revelation 20:15
The above list is not intended to be an exhaustive list of our beliefs, but rather as a basic summary of the essential doctrines of our church. For a more detailed statement of beliefs that we affirm, please refer to the Baptist Faith & Message (2000).