What We Believe
We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide who lives in every believer.
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.
We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
We believe that salvation is a gift of God's grace that can only be received through repentance from sin and turning toward God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell, and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
We believe that the church is both a local body as well as the global body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to make disciples of all nations.
We believe Christians are under an obligation to serve the Lord with their time, talents, and treasures and should recognize all these as entrusted to them by God to use for His glory and the good of others.
For more information see also The Baptist Faith and Message.