Our view of God, Jesus, the Bible, and you.

About God:
We believe there is one God who is the Creator and the Ruler of the universe (Genesis 1:1). He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). They are co-eternal, co-existent, and co-equal (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 48:16; Matthew 3:16).

About Jesus:
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. We believe in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23), His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; 7:26), His atoning death on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3), His resurrection from the dead (John 11:25; 1 Corinthians 15:4), His exaltation to the right hand of the Father (Hebrews 1:3), and that He will return again to reign (Acts 1:11; 1 Timothy 6:13-16).

About the Holy Spirit:
We believe in the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit that empowers each Christian to live a godly life (Romans 8:11 ). The body of each believer is a temple in which the Holy Spirit is present (1 Corinthians 6:19 -20). Therefore, every believer must foster a life of being filled with the Spirit, which is both an initial and an ongoing experience for Christians (Ephesians 5:18 ). The Holy Spirit provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to edify the church.

About the Bible:
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit to write the books of Scripture (2 Peter 1:20-21). The words of the Bible are the primary source for teaching and equipping Christians for a life of righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 -17).

About Humanity:
We believe human beings were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:26), but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience (Genesis 3). As a result, humanity is totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by one's own effort (Romans 5:12).

About Salvation:
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross solely provides for the forgiveness of sins (Mark 10:45). Therefore, salvation is received only when a person places his faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for one's acknowledged sin (Acts 2:38).

About the Christian Life:
We believe that for every Christian the old way of living for oneself is in the past and the new way of living for Christ is for the present and for the future (2 Corinthians 5:17). By obedience to the Scriptures and daily yielding to the Spirit, we will mature and become conformed to the image of Christ, which is exhibited by love for God and love for one's neighbor (Matthew 22:37-39).

About the Church:
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Colossians 1:18). The purpose of the church is to gather believers to glorify God by being a powerful witness for Jesus Christ in a lost world (Matthew 28:18-20). God wants to edify and build up His church, this is why the Holy Spirit gives a variety of spiritual gifts to believers such as; encouragement, serving, teaching, healing, prophecy, etc. (Romans 12, I Corinthians 12) We practice two ordinances in the church instituted by Christ Himself: water baptism (Luke 3:21-22) and communion (Luke 22:14-20).

About Healing:
We believe that Christ's power to heal, evident in the Gospels, is available to all believers today through his atoning sacrifice (Isaiah 53:4-5). Healing is for the physical, mental, and emotional ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the redemptive atoning work of Jesus Christ. Healing is received through various means, including the working of miracles, the prayer of faith, the laying on of hands, the anointing of oil, as well as God’s providence through medical resources. The full balance of God’s love flows towards us whether through natural, medical, or miracle means. (Mark 16:18; James 5:14-20; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4-5).

About Marriage and Sexuality:
We affirm chastity for Christian single men and women, fidelity for Christian married men and women, and the sacredness of Christian marriage. We define marriage as a union between one born a man and one born a woman and that romantic and sexual contact between the same sex is sinful (Exodus 20:14, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10). This ministry will not perform same sex marriages or unions, as this is not permitted by God's Holy Word. God does not sanctify these and neither does this ministry.

About the Second Coming:
We believe that Christians who have died will be reunited with those still alive at the second coming of Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17). The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent, personal, and visible (Matthew 24:30). This is the believers blessed hope and an incentive for holy living and faithful service.

About Hell and Eternity:
The one who physically dies in his sins without Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire that was originally prepared for the Devil and his angels. This judgment after death is final. 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 noting the duration of joy of believers in the presence of God (Hebrews 9:27; Revelation 19:20; Hebrews 6:1-2).