Our Purpose

Exaltation --  We are called to worship God and know Him in truth through our Lord Jesus Christ.  We are supremely to be worshippers of God, reflect Him in our lives, and express our worship and adoration of Him in our corporate fellowship as a church.  John 4:23-24

Edification --  We are called to build up and strengthen believers through the Word of God that they may grow into greater Christlikeness, use their gifts, and do the work of the ministry.  Ephesians 4:11-16

Evangelism -- Our passion should be to see men and women come to salvation in Christ and to become true followers of Jesus Christ.  Matthew 28:19-20

Our Affliliation

We are a member church of IFCA International, a fellowship of independent Bible-believing churches committed to accurately proclaiming God's Word, exemplifying Christ's character, declaring God's holiness to the nations, and reflecting the ethnically blended body of Christ.

Our Doctrinal Statement

The Scriptures
We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired in the original languages; and hence, that the Bible is God's inerrant and infallible message to men.  (2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:21)
 
The Godhead
We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons; the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and that these Three are one God equal in nature, attributes, and perfections.  (Matthew 28:19-20; John 1:1-4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:1-3)
 
 Jesus Christ
We believe in the eternal Sonship, incarnation, virgin birth, absolute deity and perfect humanity, sinless life, vicarious death, bodily resurrection, ascension, present ministry, coming for His own before the tribulation period; and His personal, visible, bodily return in glory with His own to establish His millennial kingdom.  We reject the post-tribulation, mid-tribulation, and partial rapture teachings concerning our Lord's return. (John 1:1-3,14; Luke 1:30-35; Hebrews 4:15; Philippians 2:5-8; John 1:29; Romans 3:25-26; I Peter 3:18; John 20:20; Hebrews 7:25; Acts 1:11; I Corinthians 15:51-52; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 19:11-16)

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person, and that He performs the ministry of regeneration, indwelling, sealing, baptizing and filling for believers in this age.  (John 14:16-17; 16:7-15; I Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 2:22; I Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18; I John 2:20-27)
 
Satan
We believe in the creation, personality, fall, work and final doom of Satan.   (Ezekiel 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; I Timothy 3:6; Genesis 3:1-19; Ephesians 6:10-12; John 12:31; Colossians 2:15; Revelation 20:1-3,10)
 
Man
We believe that man was created in God's image and likeness; that man fell through Adam's sin, and became subject to the power of Satan -- spiritually dead and totally depraved -- and that all of Adam's descendants have been born in sin and subject to death.  (Genesis 1:26-27; 2:7; Romans 5:12; 3:10-19; 8:6-7; Ephesians 2:1-3; I Timothy 5:6)  We believe, further, that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and that man cannot enter the Kingdom of God apart from the new birth by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.  (John 3:5,18; Isaiah 64:6; Leviticus 17:11; James 1:18; John 1:12; 3:36; 5:24; Acts 13:39; 16:31; Romans 1:16; 3:22; 4:5; 10:4; Galatians 3:22; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:22; I Peter 1:2,18,19)
 
The Believer's Standing
We believe that the believer stands perfect in God's righteousness, is accepted in Christ and in possession of every spiritual blessing.  (John 4:24; I Corinthians 1:30; 3:21; Romans 5:1; Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 2:10; I John 4:17; 5:11-12)
 
​The Believer's State
We believe that the believer's state is as imperfect as his practical experience; hence, he must grow in grace and be changed by the unhindered power of the Holy Spirit. Believers will come into full possession of complete sanctification and holiness when they see their Lord face to face.  (John 17:17; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 7:1; I John 3:1-3)
 
The Believer's Security
We believe that the believer now has eternal life and that because of the nature of Christ's work on the cross, His resurrection, His present ministry, and the unchangeable promise of God, the believer is saved and safe forever. (John 5:24; 10:28; 17:11; 14:16-17; Romans 8:29; I Corinthians 6:19; Hebrews 7:25)
 
We also believe that a Holy and Righteous Father cannot remain indifferent to, or overlook, the sins of His children who persistently sin and will chasten and correct them and some day present them faultless and conformed to the image of His Son.  (Hebrews 12:3-11; I John 1:7; 2:2; 5:11-13; Jude 24)
We believe that believers are united to the risen, exalted Christ and are members of the Church, which is His body, regardless of their membership in organized churches of the earth.  (Matthew 16:16-18; Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:20-23; 4:3-6; 5:25-33; Colossians 3:14-15)
 
The Believer's Walk
We believe that sexual intimacy is a wonderful gift of God that is only to be expressed between one man and one woman within the love and bonds of marriage. (Genesis 2:24-25; Proverbs 5:18; I Corinthians 7:5; I Thessalonians 4:3-5; Hebrews 13:4)  Therefore, we believe that any other form of sexual intimacy is both immoral and a perversion of God's gift.  (Leviticus 18:1-30; Proverbs 6:32; I Corinthians 6:18; Romans 1:26-27)

We believe that the believer's walk should be in accordance with His holy calling, not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, and in full accordance with the provisions of grace.  (Romans 6:1-14; 8:2-4, 12-14; Ephesians 4:1, 22-24; Colossians 2:6-10; I Peter 1:14-16; I John 1:4-7; I John 3:5-9; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

Spiritual Gifts
We believe that apostles, prophets, and sign-gifts (as tongues, healing, and miracles) disappeared as the canon of Scripture was completed.  (I Corinthians 13:8; Colossians 1:25)  However, we believe that our gracious God ever hears and answers the prayer of faith according to His own will for the sick and afflicted.
 
We believe that the offices of pastor, elder and deacon in the church are restricted to biblically qualified men.  (I Timothy 2:12; 3:1-7, 12; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 6:3-6)
 
We believe that divine, enabling gifts for service are sovereignly bestowed by the Holy Spirit upon all who are saved,  (Romans 12:6-8; I Corinthians 12:4-11) and that evangelists, pastors and teachers given by the risen Lord are sufficient for the perfecting of His church.  (Ephesians 4:11-12)

The Great Commission
We believe that it is the specific desire of our Lord that saved ones should witness to Him and His work in all parts of the world in which they are strangers, pilgrims and ambassadors  (John 17:18; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20; I Peter 1:17; 2:11)  and that the great commission of Matthew 28:18-19; Mark 16:15-16; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; and Acts 1:8 is a command to believers in this age.

The Church 
We believe that the church, which is Christ's body, is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who upon believing are baptized by the Holy Spirit into His body (Ephesians 1:22; I Corinthians 12:13), and that God has separated and gathered together groups of believers as local churches for the purpose of spreading the Gospel and edifying each other.  (2 Corinthians 1:1; I Thessalonians 1:1)

Ordinances
Baptism:  We believe and practice water baptism by immersion as a means of testimony commanded for believers in this age. (Acts 8:12, 36-39; 9:18; 10:47-48) 
Lord's Supper:
 We believe that the Lord Himself gave the believers of this age the Lord's Supper and that as often as we partake of it we do show the Lord's death until He comes. (Luke 22:19-20; I Corinthians 11:23-34)


Future State
 
For Unbelievers
:  We believe that the spirits and souls of those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior remain after death in conscious condemnation, misery, and torment until the judgment of the Great White Throne, when soul and body shall be re-united and shall be cast into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone where they shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power. (Luke 16:19-31; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Revelation 20:11-15)
 
For Believers
:  We believe that at death the spirits and souls of believers go immediately into the presence of the Lord and remain until the resurrection of the body; at which time they will receive a glorified body; and spirit, soul, and body re-united, shall be with Him forever. (2 Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:22-24; I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21; I John 3:1-3)