The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed (2 Tim. 3:16-17 | 2 Peter 1:20-21 | Matt. 5:18 | John 16:12-13)

The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deut. 6:4 | 2 Cor. 13:14)

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2/14 | Luke 1:35)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice (physical resurrection from the dead) (Romans 3:24-45 | 1 Peter 2:24 | Eph. 1:7 | 1 Peter 1:3-5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10 | Heb. 7:25 / 9:24 | Romans 8:34 | 1 John 2:1-2)

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. We believe that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ, in-dwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11 | 2 Cor. 3:6 | 1 Cor. 12:12-14 | Romans 8:9 | Eph. 1:13-14)

We believe that He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all Truth and that it is the privilege and duty of all the redeemed to be controlled with the Spirit (John 16:13 | 1 John 2:20-27 | Eph. 5:18)

The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God and that man is totally depraved and, of himself, utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26-27 | Rom. 3:22-23 / 5: 12 | Eph. 2:1/1)


We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to many by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Eph. 2:8-10 | John 1:12 | Eph. 1:7 | 1 Peter 1:18-19)

The Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever (John 6:37-40 / 10:27-30 | Rom. 8:1/38-39 | 1 Cor. 1:4-8 |    1 Peter 1:5)

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion to the flesh (Rom. 3:13-14 | Gal. 5:13 | Titus 2:11-15)

The Warfare between the Flesh and Spirit

We believe that all the old nature can do nothing but sin. The new nature cannot sin. Victory of the new nature over the flesh is through the power of the in-dwelling Holy Spirit and that all claims to the eradication of sin or the possibility not to sin in this life are unscriptural (Rom. 6:6/13 / 8:12-13 | Gal. 5:16-25 | Eph. 4:22-24 | Col. 3:10 | 1 Peter 1:14-16 | 1 John 3:5-9)


We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded of God (2 Tim. 3:1-5 | Rom. 12:1-2 / 14:13 | 1 John 2:15-17 | 2 John 9-11 | 2 Cor. 6:14 / 7:1)


We believe that it is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word of the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind (Mark 16:15 | Acts 1:8 | 2 Cor. 5:19-20)

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowment of all His gifts and that these gifts are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today and the working of signifying gifts ceased as the New Testament Scriptures were completed and their authority became established (1 Cor. 12:4-11 | 1 Cor. 13:8-13 | Eph. 4:7-12 | 2 Cor. 12:12)

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will for the sick and afflicted (John 15:7 | 1 John 5:14-15 | James 5:14)

The Church

We believe that the church, which is the body and the espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age (Eph. 1:22-23 / 5:15-27 | 1 Cor. 12:12-14 | 2 Cor. 11:2)


We believe in the dispensational view of Bible interpretation, but reject the extreme teaching known as ‘hyper dispensationalism’, such as that teaching which opposes either the Lord’s Table or water baptism as a Scriptural means of testimony for the church in this age (Matt. 28:19-20 | Acts 2:41-42 / 18:8 | 1 Cor. 11:23-26)

The Personality of Satan

We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall. We believe that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Job 1:6-7 | Isa. 14:12-17 | Matt. 4:2-11 / 25:41 | Rev. 20:10)

The Second Advent of Christ

We believe in that ‘Blessed Hope’, the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for the church and in His subsequent return to earth, with His church to establish His Millennial Kingdom (1 Thes. 1:10 / 4:13-28 / 5:9 | Zech. 14:4-11 | Rev. 3:10 / 19:11-16 / 20:1-6)

The Eternal State

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Matt. 25:46 / John 5:28-29 | Rev. 20:5-6/12-13)

We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death, absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord (Luke 23:43 | Rev. 20:4-6 | 2 Cor. 5:8 | Phil. 1:23 / 3:21 | 1 Thes. 4:16-17)

We believe that the souls of the unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when the soul, spirit, and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting conscious punishment (Luke 16:19-26 | Matt. 25:41-46 | 2 Thes. 1:7-9 | Jude 6-7 | Mark 9:43-48 | Rev. 20:11-15)

Two Ordinances

We believe that baptism by immersion is an ordinance of the New Testament. It is the outward sign and profession of identification with the Lord Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. It is the outward sign and confession of that which has potentially taken place with the believer in the Lord Jesus Christ when He dies, was buried, quickened, raised up, exalted and seated at the right hand of God in the Heavenlies. It is commanded by our Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 28:18-20 | Rom. 6:3-6/11-13 | Col. 2:12 | Eph. 2:4-6)

We believe that the Lord’s Supper is another ordinance of the New Testament. It is a memorial because it is kept in memory of the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and His death. The bread and the fruit of the vine are symbols of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus which was given on our behalf (Luke 22:14-20 | Matt. 26:26-29 | 1 Cor. 11:23-31)

Our Church Covenant for Membership

Having been born again by the grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and being justified on the basis of His shed blood, and having confessed our faith before men, and having been baptized by immersion in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. We engage, therefore, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel at home and throughout the world. We also will endeavor to maintain family and private devotions; to educate our children in the Word of God; and to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances. We engage, too, by the grace and power of God, that as strangers and pilgrims we will abstain from fleshly desires which war against the soul; that we will put away all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, and be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven us (Eph. 4:31,32). We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; and to aid each other in sickness and distress. We moreover engage that, should we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible, unite with another Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.