What We Believe
Baptists cherish and defend religious liberty, and deny the right of any secular or religious authority to impose a confession of faith upon a church or body of churches. We honor the principles of soul competency and the priesthood of believers, affirming together both our liberty in Christ and our accountability to each other under the Word of God.
Baptists are a people of deep beliefs and cherished doctrines. We, as a body of believers, affirm a statement of faith as a witness to our beliefs and a pledge of our faithfulness to the doctrines revealed in Holy Scripture.
Foundational to every doctrine is our unwavering belief that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.
Our church, as an autonomous body of believers cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention, has adopted the Baptist Faith and Message (2000) to reflect our doctrines. A full expression of our statement of faith includes our beliefs regarding the following, and can be read in full by clicking on this link: