As Baptists, we adhere to a set of biblical distinctives:

 

(1)Biblical Authority (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:21)

(2) Autonomy of the local church (Matt. 18:17; Acts 6:1-7)

(3) Priesthood of the believer (1 Pet. 2:1-9)

(4) two ordinances

(a)Baptism (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:41)

(b) the Lord’s supper (1 Cor. 11:23-25)

(5) individual soul liberty (Romans 14:5, 12)

(6) Two Offices

(a)Pastor (Acts 20:28; 1 Tim. 3:1-7)

(b)deacons (Acts 6:1-7; 1 Tim. 3:8-13)

(7) Separation

(a)personal – from wordliness (1 John 2:15-17)

(b)Ecclesiastical – from compromise (Acts 5:29; Galatians; Rev. 18:4)

(c)Governmental – from state religion (Matt. 22:21; Acts 5:29).

 

We are also an independent church meaning we are autonomous, independent, and self-governing. Church members vote on leadership in the church as well as other other pertinent church-related issues.

 

However, though we are independent, we believe in interdependency among churches. There is the unity within the whole body of Christ (Ephesians 4:4-6), and the cooperative efforts with like-minded churches increases our effectiveness in fulfilling the great commission and the great commandment (1 Corinthians 16:1).