About

Our Testimonies

Jason

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.

Theresa

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

While attending Crown College, the Lord began to deal with my heart about church planting.  After traveling to the northeastern portion of America, the Lord confirmed in my heart that He wanted us in stateside missions.  After graduation, Teresa and I came on staff in her home church, Fellowship Baptist Church in Wytheville, VA, under the leadership of Pastor Donald Drake. In November of 2006, the Lord enabled me to travel to Alaska on a construction mission’s trip.  While on this trip, the Lord opened my heart and my eyes to the people of the 49th American state.  I returned and continued working in our church, constantly praying for God’s direction.  We answered God’s call in the fall of 2008, and under the leadership of our Pastor, have been accepted as missionaries to the state of Alaska. God is continuing to bless our lives; He has given us four boys to raise in Alaska for His glory!
The Scriptures

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)

The Godhead
We believe that there is one true and living God,  the Creator of all things, and that He is a Trinity: One God, existing in three eternal Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  
(I Timothy 2:5, I Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 4:11, I John 5:7, and II Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 28:19)
 
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe that the eternal Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, became man without ceasing to be God, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, and born of a virgin, and that He lived a sinless, perfect, life on earth.  We believe that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures and that He was buried and rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures.  We believe that He ascended to Heaven and that He now sits at the right hand of the Throne of God, making intercessions for us.  We believe that one day He will return for His bride, and will judge the living and the dead. (Mark 1:1, John 1:1, 14, Matthew 1:18, 23, Hebrews 4:15, I Corinthians 15:3-4, John 20:17, Mark 16:19, Romans 8:34, and II Timothy 4:1)
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy  Spirit of God baptizes every believer into the body of Christ at conversion and that He dwells in every believer, and that every believer is sealed by him unto the day of redemption, and that every believer should be filled with the Holy Ghost so that he may have power to serve God. (I Corinthians 3:16, I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:30, Ephesians 5:18, Acts 4:31)
The Gift Of Eternal Life

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)

Heaven & Hell

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)

The Church

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)

Water Baptism

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)

Last Things
We believe that the rapture of the church will take place before the seven year tribulation period, and that after the seven year tribulation period, Christ will return with His saints to rule and reign for one thousand years in a literal, earthly kingdom.  (I Thessalonians 1:10, 4:13-18, Revelation 3:10, Daniel 2:31-45, Zechariah 14:4-11, Revelation 20:1-6)
The Great Commission
The Great Commission is the command of the Lord to propagate the gospel to the world.  In order to completely fulfill this commission we must not only take the gospel, but also teach and disciple converts.  The principle of indigenous church planting is to be followed.  Social improvements are  an inevitable by-product of missions, but are not the fulfilling of the Great Commission.  It is the responsibility of each believer to take part in this great task by either going or sending. (Matthew 28:19-20, II Timothy 2:2, Acts 3:6)
 
Ecclesiastical Separation

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)

The Ecumenical Movement

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.

The Charismatic Movement
The Charismatic movement is a loosely affiliated group of non denominational churches that focuses strongly on the supernatural gifts that were given to the apostles as being applicable and available today.  They are instrumental in the ecumenical movement by uniting people through shared experience rather than doctrinal truth.  Such a movement is wrong under the basis of:  They seek the sign gifts of which some were for the unbelieving Jew, and promised to cease
upon the perfect canon of Scripture.  They promote extra-Biblical, authoritative revelation.  They claim a “Focus on Jesus” that paves the way to ecumenism.
Neo-Evangelicalism
Neo-Evangelicalism is an attempt to make evangelical teachings more palatable to the modernist and liberal.  While they hold some of the bible to be true they do not  guarantee it to be an authority in matters of Science and History.  This is a teaching of compromise because it attempts to bring hand in hand the orthodox with the liberal through many para-church
organizations such as Promise Keepers, and other crusades.