We are a Christian church in the Baptist tradition.
Our church was founded by missionaries from the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society in 1817. The church became independent from all ecclesiastical organizations around 1959. This independence allowed the church to: select its own Sunday School materials; select the missionaries it chose to support; and, free it from associations that at the time were regarded as liberal.
We believe that salvation is a gift from God and that God does much to prepare us for salvation. Our part is to first see our need – we are sinners who fall short of God. Next we must see that God has dealt with our sin through the death of His Son Jesus Christ. At this point we believe that we must repent of our sin and trust in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of that sin. Once a person is saved, we believe that they have eternal life.
The acronym BAPTISTS summarizes pretty well what we as Baptists hold dear. B – Biblical authority. A – Autonomy of the local church. P – priesthood of all believers. T – Two offices. I – Individual soul liberty. S – Saved baptized church membership. T – Two ordinances. S – Separation of church and state.
We are a Bible believing and practicing church. The Bible is important to us and we have a high view of it. We believe the Bible is the Word of God and thus we want to seek to understand what the Lord wants to say to us. We study the Bible in our Sunday School classes. The morning and evening worship services heavily emphasize preaching from the Bible. We also study the Bible in prayer meeting. We also encourage people to study the Bible.
We are friendly people from all walks of life and in all stages of spiritual development.