What We Believe

The Holy Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be verbally and plenarily inspired Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God breathed, and therefore are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)

The Person and Work of Christ

(1) We believe that God is the Father of the Lord Jesus Christ; He is the one and only true God — all-knowing, all-powerful, all-present-complete in Himself, having always existed, ever active in the universe and involved in the lives of all men. (Psalm 90:2, Isaiah 43:10, Colossians 1:1-2, Philippians 2:13) (2) The Lord Jesus Christ to be the only begotten Son of God — truly God, truly Man. Born of the virgin; died on the cross for the sins of mankind; was raised from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God. (Matthew 1:23, John 1:14, I Corinthians 15:3-4, Hebrews 7:26, Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 9:18)

Holy Spirit

(1) The Holy Spirit to be the divine third person of the Trinity — God as Spirit. (Matthew 28:19, John 14:16, Acts 13:1-2, Romans 8:14-16, and 26-28) (2) That the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for every believer distinct from salvation. In all the gifts of the Spirit manifesting for the purpose of meeting the needs of the people. Speaking in tongues being the initial accompanying evidence of having received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8, Joel 2:28, Acts 2:4, I Corinthians 12:1-11, I Corinthians 14:26-40)

The Godhead

The Holy Trinity to be God revealing Himself in three Divine Persons, each distinct in office from the others, yet perfectly one constituting one God and not three Gods. (Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22, John 14:9, 16, John 17:3)


We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man 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. (Luke 8:6, Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:8-10, Isaiah 53:1-10, I Thessalonians 5:23)


Divine healing was provided to the believer through Christ's work on the cross, and it is God's will for us to be healed — spirit, soul, and body. (Isaiah 53:4-5, Matthew 8:17, Acts 10:38, I Peter 2:24)

Water Baptism

Water baptism is for all believers and is by immersion. It symbolizes our being buried with Christ into death of self, so that as Christ was raised from the dead we too shall walk in newness of life. (Mark 16:16, Matthew 28:19, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:4-5, Colossians 2:12)

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper with the bread and the fruit of the vine being symbolic of the body of our Lord. (Luke 22:19, I Corinthians 11:23-30, II Peter 1:4)


We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God's wealth entrusted to him, is obligated to support his local church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the Church, the relief of those in need, and to spread the Gospel. We believe that Christians relinquishes all rights to direct the use of the tithe or offerings once the gift has been made. (Proverbs 3:9-10, Malachi 3:10-11, Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42)

Christ's Second Coming

Christ's Second Coming includes the rapture of the church (Our Blessed Hope) followed at the conclusion of tribulation by the return of Christ with His Saints. (a) We believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture. (Luke 21:36, John 14:2-3, I Thessalonians 4:13-17, Revelation 3:10) (b) A literal 7-year tribulation. (Matthew 24:15, 21, 29, Daniel 12:11, Revelation 7:14) (c) The Final Judgment as being the time of judgment for the wicked dead. With everlasting punishment in the lake of fire, which is the second death. (Matthew 25:46, Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 10:11-15, Revelation 21:8)

Human Sexuality

We believe that God commanded that no intimate sexual activity should be engaged in 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 all sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. (Genesis 2:24, Genesis 19:5,13, Genesis 26:8-9, Leviticus 18:1-30, Romans 1:26-29, I Corinthians 5:1, I Corinthians 6:9, I Thessalonians 4:1-8, Hebrews 13:4)

Divorce and Remarriage

We believe that God hates divorce and intends marriage to last until one of the spouses dies. Divorce and remarriage is regarded as adultery except on the grounds of fornication or if an unsaved mate wants to leave. (Malachi 2:14-17, Matthew 19:3-12, Romans 7:1-3, I Timothy 3:2, 12, Titus 1: 6, I Corinthians 7)


We believe that human life begins at conception and that the unborn child is a living human being. Abortion constitutes the unjustified, unexcused taking of unborn human life. Abortion is murder. We reject any teaching that abortions of pregnancies due to rape, incest, birth defects, gender selection, birth or population control, or the mental well-being of the mother are acceptable. (Psalm 51:5, Psalm 139:14-16, Isaiah 44:24, Isaiah 49:1, 5, Jeremiah 1:5, Jeremiah 20:15-18, Luke 1:44)

Lawsuits Between Believers

We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the Church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the Church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian's insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander. (I Corinthians 6:1-8, Ephesians 4:22-32)