I grew up in a great Christian home in Mill Springs, North Carolina. At the age of five, I made a profession of faith in Christ, and as a senior in high school the Lord began to burden my heart about preaching His Word. After graduation, I enrolled in Crown College, in Powell, TN. It was there the Lord began to plant in my heart a desire for missions. After graduation from Crown in 1999, Teresa and I were married at her home church, Fellowship Baptist Church in Wytheville, VA, where I got full assurance of my salvation, and where we have had the opportunity to faithfully serve the Lord for ten years.
I was saved on January 16th, 1997. I had made a profession as a child, after many years of doubts and uncertainties; I wanted to have full assurance. After a soulwinning training session, I returned to the classroom I taught in, and my friend Jennifer and I began talking about my doubts. She told me there was only one conclusion-saved or lost! I bowed my head and prayed and accepting Christ as my Savior. I thank God for saving me and giving me a home in Heaven. Praise the Lord!!!
Our Call To Missions
We believe that the King James Version of the Scriptures which make up the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, are the verbally, inspired, inerrant, Words of God, and that the Scriptures are providentially preserved, kept forever by Almighty God without error or omission. We believe that a Christian’s only rule for what he is to believe about God and how he is to serve Him, must be Scripture alone. (II Timothy 3:16, Matthew 4:4, Psalms 12:6-7, Isaiah 40:8, Luke 4:4)
We believe that eternal life is a free gift of God, and that man is saved only by the Lord Jesus Christ, by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, and not by church, works, sacraments, water baptism, or moral reformation. We believe in the eternal security of the every believer. (Romans 6:23, Acts 4:12, Acts 16:31, John 3:16, Titus 3:35, John 14:6, John 10:27-30)
We believe in a literal Heaven for the saved and a literal Hell with literal Fire for the lost. (II Corinthians 5:1-8, John 14:2, Hebrews 12:22-24, Luke 16:19-28, Matthew 5:29-30)
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only head of the church, and that every Christian should be a member of, and faithfully attend a local, independent, Bible-believing church. We believe that every local church should have only two officers the pastor and the deacon, and two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper, as a memorial for the death of Christ. (Ephesians 5:23, Hebrews 10:25, I Timothy 3:1, 10, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 11:23-26)
We believe that water baptism is for believers only, & not for infants, or for the unsaved, & that it is to be administered by immersion of the whole body in water and not by sprinkling or pouring. (Acts 8:36-39)
As believers we ought to maintain a testimony that brings glory to Christ, and no offense to the unsaved and weak. We must separate from any habits or worldly pleasures that compromise an effective witness. We must separate from any religious movement that does not adhere to fundamental doctrinal positions. (Romans 16-17:2, II Timothy 3:14, III John)
Ecumenism is a movement whose goal is to unite all churches regardless of doctrine or practice. The World Council of Churches whose end goal is to bring together all world religions spearheads it. Such a movement is wrong and contrary to Scripture. One of the uniting factors in the early church was the steadfast continuance in the apostles’ doctrine. To forsake Biblical truth would be apostate and lead to confusion and ineffectiveness.