We are an Independent Baptist Church

There are thousands of Independent Baptist Churches all over the United States and the world.  As an Independent Baptist Church we do not have a denominational headquarters ruling over us, and are free to operate as the Lord directs us.  The pastor is not appointed, but prayerfully chosen by the congregation.  We enjoy fellowship with many churches and Christians of like mind. 

What We Believe

Doctrinal Statement

The Bible

  • The Bible is the inspired word of God in the 66 Books of the Old & New Testaments of the Holy Scriptures, and it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:16)
  • The King James Bible is the pure word of God in the English language.  All other English Bibles contain erroneous alterations of the text and obscure the truth.  These statements are not made lightly, and much evidence is available to support them. (Matt. 4:4)
  • God promised to preserve His words and has preserved them for us, without error, in the King James Bible which was first published in 1611. (Ps. 12:6-7)  The King James Authorized Version is based on the Old Testament Hebrew Masoretic text and the New Testament Greek Textus Receptus (Received Text).


  • We are all sinners and we all need a Saviour. (Rom. 3:23; I John 4:14) 
  • Jesus Christ is the Saviour...  the ONLY Saviour. (John 14:6; I Tim. 2:5)
  • Man cannot save himself by his own good works.  Salvation is a gift to be received by grace through faith, not a reward to be earned. (Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 4:4-5; Rom. 6:23b)
  • There is a price to be paid for sin, and that price is death, which includes the second death, the lake of fire. (Rom. 6:23a; Rev. 20:14)
  • Jesus paid the price of sin for us, purchasing our salvation with His precious blood. (Rom. 5:8; I Pet. 1:18-19; I Pet. 3:18; Col. 1:14)
  • Jesus not only died for our sin, but after He was buried, He rose again from the dead, the third day.  This is the gospel (I Cor. 15:3-4), and the gospel is "the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth..." (Rom. 1:16) 
  • An individual must personally repent and receive Jesus Christ, believing on Jesus as his own Saviour, in order to be saved from his sins and gain eternal life. (John 1:12; Acts 16:30-31; Acts 20:21)
  • Upon believing on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, an individual is born again (John 3:3-7), becomes a child of God (Gal. 3:26), and is eternally secure. 

Eternal Security

  • The instant a person is saved the Holy Spirit enters into him and seals him unto the day of redemption. (Eph. 1:13, 4:30) 
  • Salvation cannot be earned by good works, neither can it be kept by good works.  We cannot keep ourselves saved, but rather, we are kept by the power of God. (I Pet. 1:3-5)
  • When a person gets saved, the Lord Jesus Christ enters into that person. (John 1:12; Eph. 3:17)  When a person has Jesus, they also have eternal life. (I John 5:10-13)  Once you have Jesus, you also have His promise that He will never leave you nor forsake you. (Heb. 13:5-6)  So, since the Son of God stays with you no matter what happens after you're saved, once you are saved you will always have eternal life.
  • Since eternal life is forever, it cannot be lost.  If it could be lost it would not be eternal, but temporary. (John 10:27-29)
  • Once you are saved, there is nothing you or anyone else can do to separate you from the love of God! (Rom. 8:31-39)  It's good to be saved, and it's even better to know that you are eternally secure in Jesus!!


  • Water baptism is a step of obedience to the Lord for a person to take after that person has been saved.  Baptism is not a requirement for salvation.  Salvation is contingent upon believing on Jesus Christ, not on getting baptized. (Acts 16:30-31)  Just as the thief on the cross was saved without getting baptized, so are we. (Luke 23:39-43)
  • Water baptism is a picture of salvation, showing on the outside what has happened on the inside.  It is called a "figure" in I Pet. 3:21, which verse also acknowledges that water baptism does not put away the filth of our flesh. Upon salvation, (not water baptism), a spiritual baptism takes place, putting the believer in the body of Christ. (I Cor. 12:13)  At the point of this spiritual baptism by the Spirit of God, the believer has been identified with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and his sins have been put off. (Rom. 6:3-7)  Water baptism is a picture of this.
  • The proper mode of baptism is by immersion.  When Philip baptized the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:38 "they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him."  It would not be necessary to go down into the water just to sprinkle water on him or pour water on his head.  This also explains the statement in John 3:23, where John the Baptist "was baptizing in Aenon near to Salim, because there was much water there..."  Baptism by immersion is the only baptism which shows the picture of one's salvation in Christ, showing him identified with Christ's death, burial, & resurrection.  The believer stands in the water identified with Christ's death, is momentarily placed under the water, identifying with His burial, and is brought back up out of the water identifying with His resurrection.  It pictures a man dying to his sin, being buried, and rising again to walk in newness of life.
  • Getting baptized is an important step of obedience to the Lord's command (Matt. 28:19).  This step of obedience is to be taken after a person has been saved.  For this reason it is often called Believer's Baptism, because only those who have been saved ought to be baptized.  This of course eliminates infant baptism.  There is no case of any infants being baptized in the Scriptures, nor is there any command for infants to be baptized in the Scriptures.  As you read through the book of Acts, you will find that the proper order was to believe first, then get baptized. (Acts 8:12; 36-38)


  • There is one God and He has three personages: The Father, the Son & the Holy Ghost, and they are coequal in deity. (I John 5:7)
  • This is often referred to as the trinity, meaning the triune God, or three in one, or the union of three.  The Biblical term for this is "the Godhead".  Even as the Godhead has three personages (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost), it is no coincidence that the term Godhead occurs exactly three times in the Bible. (Acts 17:29; Rom. 1:20, Col. 2:9)
  • Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh.  He is the Creator who came down to live & die for His creation. (I Tim. 3:16; John 1:1-3, 14; Is. 9:6)
  • The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Godhead, and is God manifest as the Spirit. (II Cor. 3:17;   John 4:24)

Heaven & Hell

  • There is a literal heaven, and there is a literal hell.

  • Those who are saved will partake of eternal joy and bliss with the Lord.  They will consciously and literally enjoy God’s pleasures forevermore. (Ps. 16:11; John 14:1-2)  

  • Upon death the born again believer is absent from the body, and present with the Lord. (II Cor. 5:6-8)

  • In heaven, God will wipe away all of our tears, & there will be no more pain, sorrow, or death. (Rev. 21:4)

  • Those who were not saved during their mortal lives on earth will miss heaven and instead endure an eternity in the lake of fire.  Immediately upon death, they will find themselves in hell, as the rich man did in Luke chapter 16. (Luke 16:22-23)

  • Luke 16 is NOT a parable.  The word parable is not mentioned, nor implied anywhere in the chapter.  Jesus identified the man who went to hell there as, "a certain rich man..." (Lk. 16:19)  Moreover, in Ezk. 20:49 when God told Ezekiel to preach about unquenchable fire, Ezekiel lamented. saying. "Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables? "  People have long been trying to eliminate the idea of a literal & eternal hell by writing it off as a parable.

  • Hell is a place of literal fire & torment, where there will be conscious suffering & unfulfilled desire, with no hope of escape. (Lk. 16:23-26; Mk. 9:43-48)

The Second Coming of Jesus Christ

  • Jesus is coming again!  He promised His disciples that He would. (John 14:3)
  • The second coming of Christ comes in two parts.  Part one is the rapture.  The rapture is the next major event on God's prophetic calendar.  At the rapture, Jesus descends into the atmosphere calling the saved, living and dead, to meet Him in the air, and then brings them to heaven. (I Thess. 4:13-18)  This is called the Christian's blessed hope. (Titus 2:13)
  • Part two of the second coming of Christ is the revelation, also called the second advent.  This event is described in Rev. 1:7, Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.   This is when Jesus comes for the battle of Armageddon, overthrows the antichrist, takes over the earth, and sets up His millennial kingdom.  The second advent takes place at the end of the tribulation.  (II Thess. 1:7-9; Jude 1:14-15; Rev. 19:11-16)

The Tribulation

  • After the saints are taken to heaven in the rapture, the world goes through a seven year period of tribulation on this earth.  This will be the worst time the world has ever seen or ever will see, according to Jesus. (Matt. 24:21) 
  • The events of the tribulation are described in a number of places, both in the Old and New Testaments.  Much information is given about this time in the book of Revelation chapters 6-18.  In these chapters you will find numerous plagues and judgments leveled on the earth.
  • It is during this tribulation that the antichrist (also known as the beast), takes over the earth and imposes his ways, ultimately exalting himself to godhood. (II Thess. 2:3-4; I John 2:18) 
  • It is during this tribulation period that the antichrist imposes the mark of the beast and his number, 666 upon the world, not allowing them to buy or sell without it. (Rev. 13:16-18)
  • The tribulation will end with the second advent of Jesus Christ, at which time He will overthrow the antichrist, and set up His righteous, peaceful, millennial kingdom upon the earth. (Rev. 19:19-21; 20:1-6; Isaiah 11:4-9)

The Judgment

  • There are two main judgments that people face after death.  Which one you face depends on whether you are saved or lost. But whatever the case, "every one of us shall give account of himself to God." (Rom. 14:12; Heb. 9:27) 
  • Neither of these judgments determines the eternal destination of the one who is judged.  Your eternal destination is determined while you are alive on earth, based on whether or not you receive Jesus as your Saviour. (II Cor. 6:2) 
  • The lost (those who did not get saved during their lives on earth), will be judged at the great white throne judgment, before being cast into the lake of fire.  At this judgment they will give account of everything they have done.  All their secrets will be brought out into the open. (Rev. 20:11-15; Eccl. 12:14; Lk. 12:2) 
  • The saved will be judged at the judgment seat of Christ to receive any rewards they might have earned in their service for the Lord, or to see if they miss out on these rewards because they have frittered their lives away after the flesh.  It will be a sobering time. (II Cor. 5:10-11; I Cor. 3:8-15; Rom. 14:10-12)

The Church

  • There is, in the Bible, both local churches as well as the church, the body of Christ, which embodies all believers.
  • In Paul's epistles, you will find the local “churches” of Galatia, Asia, Macedonia, & Judea. (I Cor. 16:1, 19; II Cor. 8:1; Gal. 1:22)
  • You will also find at least one local church in each of the following places:  Galilee, Samaria, Corinth, Thessalonica, and Babylon(Acts 9:31; I Cor. 1:2; I Thess. 1:1; I Pet. 5:13)
  • Jesus has John write to seven different local churches in the book of Revelation. (Rev. chapters 2-3)
  • There are undoubtedly local churches in the Bible.  They were instituted by the Lord as a place where believers could gather, grow spiritually, worship, and serve the Lord.
  • The purpose of the local church can be summed up as follows: 

           To Evangelize the Sinner

           To Edify the Saint

           To Exalt the Saviour

  • The Bible also refers to the church which is the body of Christ. Eph. 1:22-23 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, {23} Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.  Col. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  
  • This is the church into which believers are spiritually baptized in I Cor. 12:13, as mentioned earlier under the section on Baptism.  Paul was not a member of the Church at Corinth, but he says that he was baptized into one body as they were.  I Cor. 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles...  There are many local churches, but there is one body of Christ.  Paul was not baptized into the church at Corinth, he was baptized into the body of Christ, as are all believers.
  • Christ is the head of the church, and we who are saved, are all members of His body, though we do not all have the same office.  A local church may be a picture of this body, but it cannot be the "one body" of I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 2:16; Eph. 4:4; etc., since there are many local churches.  


  • In Mark 16:15, Jesus said to His disciples "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."  It is the job of every Christian to help with this task.  Being a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ is part of the Christian's armour (see Eph. 6:15).  Therefore, missions begins wherever you are at, since that is part of the world.  Look for opportunities to pass out gospel tracts, sow the seed of the word of God, and witness to others about how they can be saved.
  • Just before His ascension to heaven Jesus gave His disciples the following charge, Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  The disciples were to begin witnessing right where they were and then to branch out to get the gospel to the whole world.  So in addition to helping to get the gospel out in the area in which we live, we should have a vision to get the gospel out to all the world and participate in the efforts to do so.
  • You can participate in missions in a number of ways.  Some people are called to be missionaries to a foreign field.  Over the years it has been our privilege to see a number of people go out from our church and live and serve on the mission field.  Whether or not you are called to the mission field, you can take a missions' trip.  If you have the opportunity to do so, it will likely change your life, as it has with many others that have gone on a missions' trip.
  • Two other important ways to participate in missions is through prayer & giving.  We believe in doing both.  We regularly pray for and support missionaries.  Each Wed. night we pray for the missionaries that we support, along with many other missionaries that we do not financially support.  We know missionaries who are gems & jewels as Christians as well as in their labors to get out the gospel.  It is our privilege to partner with them in prayer and giving.
  • Because of the sensitive nature and situations of the missionaries on the foreign field we are not able to get into specifics here about the missionaries we support or recommend.  Many of them specifically request that we do not put their information online.  Missions, nevertheless, is a big part of our ministry here.  It is something that we believe in strongly and participate in regularly.