What’s in a name?
This church is a Baptist church by conviction and principle, not by affiliation. This means that we believe the basic Bible teachings for which Baptists have historically stood. As Baptists, we believe the following: The Bible is our sole authority for all matters of faith and practice. The church should be autonomous or self-governing. The believer does not need a priest, other than Jesus Christ, to come boldly to God. Every Christian has equal access to God personally. God’s Word gives us two ordinances for the church - baptism and the Lord’s Table. Each person is individually responsible for his decision to accept Christ. The separation of church and state is biblical. The believer is eternally secure and cannot lose salvation. There are two biblical offices in the church - pastors and deacons.
What Does It Mean to be an Independent Church?
As an independent Baptist church, we are not affiliated with any particular Baptist denomination or ruling body. Because of this we can support our own missionaries, select our own leaders, and support institutions that believe as we believe.
In short, our church answers to the headship of Jesus Christ rather than a denominational body. There are currently more than 10,000 independent Baptist churches in America and thousands more throughout the world.
Does What We Believe Really Matter?
In a day of moral compromise, relative truth, and intolerant tolerance, it matters where we stand. The Bible is a Book that transcends time and culture and speaks relevantly to the issues we face today. Doctrine still matters at Bible Baptist Church, and it should matter to each Christian. We stand on the truth of God’s Word so we might be obedient to Christ in teaching others to “observe all things” He has commanded of us. Additionally, we stand on the Bible so that the next generation might have a solid foundation on which to build their lives.