Statement of Faith
WE BELIEVE in one God, creator and sustainer of the universe Who is eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
WE BELIEVE that the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, is inspired of God and is His authoritative Word; and that it is without error in all and is the supreme and final authority in matters of belief and conduct.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the substitution for sinful man, rose bodily from the dead and ascended to heaven, and is exalted at God’ s right hand as the mediator between God and man.
WE BELIEVE that all people have sinned and are guilty before God and cannot see the kingdom of God except through the new birth which takes place through the repentance of sin and faith in God, and that one becomes a new person in Christ only by the grace of God.
WE BELIEVE in the work of the Holy Spirit to convict people of sin and guide in spiritual growth, and that every believer is to live and walk in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit in order to bear fruit to the glory of God and not follow the lusts of the flesh.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, which is made up of all believers, and is locally a group of baptized believers who are organized and committed to do God’s will in worshipping and witnessing concerning Jesus Christ; and proclaiming Biblical truths of holy living, compassion for others and living a life that demonstrates the power of God in a person’s life.
WE BELIEVE that all believers are called into a life of obedience to the Word of God and to a holy and righteous life.
WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to raise the dead and call the living to stand before His throne, where the righteous will be rewarded and the lost will be judged. God will establish His kingdom, a new heaven and earth, and He will be glorified forever.
WE BELIEVE that God has commanded that people should not engage in any intimate sexual activity outside of marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. (Genesis 2:24, 19:5, 26:8-9; Leviticus 19:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; I Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4)
WE BELIEVE that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; I Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23)