our beliefs

expanded beliefs

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
  • Our God is One, but manifested in three Persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to earth, lived a sinless life, was crucified, buried, resurrected, and now seated at the right hand of the Father.
  • Salvation is the gift of God to man through faith in Jesus Christ. Each person is to repent of their sins, believe in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and confess Him as Lord and Savior according to Romans 10:9-10.
  • Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. It is an outward symbol of the inward change that takes place when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. It symbolizes the burial of the old sinful nature and being resurrected with God's nature...putting off the"old man" and putting on the "new man."
  • Healing is the privilege of every member of the Church today provided through Jesus’ death on the Cross. We follow the example set forth in James 5:14 with the "laying on of hands" and praying the prayer of Faith.  We confess and believe 1 Peter 2:24, "by whose (Jesus) stripes ye were healed." 
  • The Baptism in the Holy Ghost is a gift and is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues. As Jesus stated in Acts 1:8, it adds power to the Christian's life. It is to be part of our daily walk with the Lord.
  • Resurrection of the just and the return of our Lord —The angels said to Jesus’ disciples, “...This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” His coming is imminent. When He comes, “...The dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air...” (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).
  • Hell and eternal retribution—The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms “eternal” and “everlasting,” used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20).
  • The Gifts of the Spirit, as detailed in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, are evident in our worship services. These include word of knowledge, word of wisdom, special faith, gifts of healing, working of miracles, prophesy, tongues and interpretation, and discerning of spirits.
  • There is freedom of praise through singing, dancing, running, jumping, clapping hands, etc...and freedom of worship through singing, raising hands, singing in the Spirit (tongues), kneeling, etc.