We affirm the
Holy Bible as the inspired, inerrant, infallible word of God and the basis
for our beliefs. This Church subscribes to the doctrinal statement of The
Baptist Faith and Message as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention in
2000. We voluntarily band ourselves together as a body of baptized
believers in Jesus Christ personally committed to sharing the good news of
salvation to lost mankind and to minister to all. The ordinances of the
Church are believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
The Bible – We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant,
infallible, sufficient and authoritative Word of God.
God – We believe that there is one God, who exists eternally in
three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We affirm the Doctrine of the
Jesus Christ – We believe in the full deity and humanity of our
Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles,
His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His
ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal bodily return
in power and glory.
The Holy Spirit – We believe in the full deity of the Holy Spirit,
who indwells every believer, enabling obedience and spiritual growth. He
preserves each one unto eternity.
Salvation – We believe that all men are sinful, separated from God,
and unable to save themselves. Salvation is only through grace alone by
faith alone in Christ Jesus alone. Salvation is from God and available to
all who will repent (turn from sin) and trust in Christ.
Baptism – We believe baptism is by immersion. It is an outward sign
of the inward change that God has wrought in one whom He has caused to be
born again. Salvation does not depend in any way on whether or not someone
has been baptized but all Believers should be baptized in obedience to the
command of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The Church – We believe that the universal church is comprised of
all the redeemed in Christ. We believe commitment to the local church is
necessary for the spiritual health of all those who are saved.
Creation – We believe that God created the universe and all that is
in it in six literal days. Adam and Eve and all the rest of creation were
fully developed needing no ‘evolution’ to become what we are today. At the
end of that creation, day seven, God rested from His creation to observe
all He had made.
Marriage – We believe that God created the union of marriage and by
His design made it to be a covenant relationship between one man and one
woman. The marriage relationship is a picture of Christ’s relationship
with His church and so to define marriage as anything other than one man
and one woman would distort and pervert the Gospel.
Scriptural Reliability – We teach the primacy of biblical
expository preaching in the life of the church. The inerrancy, authority
and sufficiency of Scripture demand its continuous ministry in the church
and the world.
Divine Sovereignty – We teach that God is enthroned in the heavens,
actively governing the affairs of providence. He is saving those whom He
has chosen before time began and is directing the flow of human history
and world events for the praise of His own glory.
Spiritual Gifts – We teach that many of the gifts of the Holy
Spirit are in use today. However, the miraculous gifts were predominantly
given to the apostolic age during which time the New Testament was being
written. Any gifts that occur today will always be within Scriptural
parameters and will never contradict or add to Scripture.
LAST THINGS - We teach that physical death involves no loss of our
immaterial consciousness, that the soul of the redeemed passes immediately
into the presence of Christ, that there is a separation of soul and body,
and that, for the redeemed, such separation will continue until the return
of the Lord Jesus Christ when our soul and body will be reunited to be
glorified forever. Until that time, the souls of the redeemed in Christ
remain in Heaven enjoying fellowship with our Lord.
We teach that the souls of the unsaved at death are kept under punishment
until the second coming, when the soul and the resurrection body
will be united. They shall then appear at the Great White Throne Judgment
and shall be cast into hell, the lake of fire, cut off from the life of
We teach that God has fixed a day when He will send Jesus Christ, who will
return in His resurrected, bodily form in the same manner as His
ascension, to judge the lost and reward believers according to their
works. We teach the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to
eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.
Our Church Covenant
Faith & Message
Baptist General Convention
Southern Baptist Convention
Dallas Baptist Association