The Bible: We believe in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life, (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)
The Godhead: We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7; Matthew 28:19)
God: We believe in God the Father, Creator of heaven and earth, perfect in holiness, infinite in wisdom and measureless in power. We rejoice that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that he hears and answers prayer and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:6)
Jesus Christ: We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, sinless in His life, who atoned for the sins of the world by His death on the cross (John 3:16). We believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly intercession for His people, and His personal visible, premillenial return to the world in power and glory according to His promise.
Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from God to convict the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment, and to regenerate, baptize, sanctify, comfort, indwell and seal forever those who believe in Jesus Christ (John 14:26)
Salvation: We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all humans are sinners by nature and practice. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, everlasting blessedness of the saved, and everlasting punishment of the lost (Acts 24:15; Matthew 25:34, 41). We believe that Jesus Christ died as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scripture and that all who believe and accept Him as Lord and Savior are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
We believe that salvation is by grace, through faith, and totally apart from works. Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12; Romans 10:9; Ephesians 2:8-9).
The Church: We believe that the local church is composed of regenerated immersed believers, voluntarily united together for the purpose of the worship of God, the fellowship of believers and the proclamation of the Gospel of Christ throughout the world (Colossians 1:18).
The Family: We believe that righteous living includes adherence to the establishment of marriage by God (Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 19:4-5), as a lifelong covenantal relationship between one man and one woman (Romans 7:2). We believe marriage is the only permissible context for intimate sexual expression and is the foundation for the human family (1 Corinthians 7:1-9).
Baptist Distinctives: We believe that our Baptist distinctives are scripturally sound. They include the competency of the individual soul in direct approach to God; the priesthood off all believers; a regenerate church membership (I Peter 2:5-9); the symbolic ordinances of baptism (Matthew 3:13-16) and the Lord’s Supper (I Corinthians 11:23-30); the autonomy and spiritual democracy of the local church and the fellowship with other Baptist churches of like mind (I Corinthians 12:12-27); the solemn obligation to majority rule within the church, with equal rights to all and special privileges to none; the absolute separation of church and state (Matthew 22:17-22); and world-wide program of missionary endeavor in obedience to the final command of our Lord (Matthew 28:19-20).