Our Beliefs




We want to bring people to Jesus and membership into His family, help them to grow in 
Christ-like maturity, and to equip them for their ministry in the church and mission in life, so
that  they may magnify God. 



Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as
our  Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized 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 aid 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 expenses of the church, the 
relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.  

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our 
children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the 
work; to be just in our dealing, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment;
to  avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger, to abstain from the sale of, and use of, 
intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another 
in prayer, and to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in
feeling  and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for
reconciliation  and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.  
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, 
unite with some other church where we can carry out the Spirit of the covenant and the
principles  of God’s Word.  



We believe that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God and it provides the basis 
for our beliefs and faith. This church agrees with the doctrinal statement of the Baptist
Missionary  Association of America. We band ourselves together as a body of baptized believers
to carry out  the Great Commission to lost mankind. The two ordinances that Christ gave His
church are (1)  believer’s baptism by immersion; and (2) the Lord’s Supper (we practice closed
communion). We  believe that marriage is solely to be the union of a natural-born man at birth
and a natural-born woman at birth.  


(a) We believe in the Trinity of God. (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).  
(b) We believe in the infallible and verible inspiration of the Bible. 
(c) We believe in the hereditary and total depravity of man in his natural state  involving
his fall in Adam.  
(d) We believe in the Biblical account of creation. 
(e) We believe in the personality of Satan. 
(f) We believe in the virgin birth of the Deity of Jesus Christ. 
(g) We believe in Jesus’ blood atonement for sinful man. 
(h) We believe in Jesus’ bodily resurrection and ascension back to His Father. (i) We
believe in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. 
(j) We believe in salvation by grace through faith without any mixture of  works. 
(k) We believe that baptism by immersion in water is to be administered to  believers as a
confession of their faith in Jesus and is a prerequisite to church  membership and
participation in the Lord’s Supper. 
(l) We believe the Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance to be administered to  baptized
believers only and in a Scriptural church capacity. 
(m) We believe in the eternal security of the believer. 
(n) We believe in the establishment of a visible church by Jesus. 
(o) We believe in World Missions according to the Great Commission which  Jesus gave
His church. 
(p) We believe in the perpetuity of Missionary Baptist Churches from the days  of Jesus’
earthly ministry until His second coming. 
(q) We believe in the right of Scriptural churches to associate together in the  furthering
of the faith and to be held as equal units in their associated  capacities, with equal
rights and privileges for all. 
(r) We believe in the subjection of all scriptural associational assemblies and  their
committees to the will of the churches, so that they shall forever remain  as
servants of the churches originating them. (Please note: We are a part  of the
Baptist Missionary Association of America, the Baptist Missionary  Association
of Texas, and the Wood County Baptist Association.) 
(s) We believe in the personal, bodily, and imminent return of Christ to earth. (t) We
believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead. 
(u) We believe in the reality of Heaven involving divine assurance of eternal  happiness
for the redeemed of God. 
(v) We believe in the reality of Hell involving everlasting punishment for the  wicked. 
(w) We believe Human government was instituted by God to protect the  innocent and
punish the guilty. It is separate from the church, though both  church and state
exercise complementary ministries for the benefit of  society. 
(x) We believe in the pre-millennial return of Jesus to earth, after which He  shall reign in
peace upon the earth for a thousand years. 
(y) We believe the Bible to teach two resurrections; the first of the righteous at  Jesus’
coming; and the second of the wicked dead at the close of the thousand-year reign.