Who We are


MISSION STATEMENT:  Making disciples for Jesus, one person at a time.

CORE VALUES

1.      Fellowship
2.      Authority of the Bible
3.      Worship
4.      Family
5.      Evangelism

OUR VISION

---> 1000 changed lives willing to serve and work in 20 years.
--->  A place where people don’t have a past, but a present and future in Christ.
--->  A place where everyone is being discipled and/or discipling.
--->  A place where everyone is welcomed and encouraged to grow spiritually.
--->  People giving hope to the hurting people in our communities (divorced, drug addicts,  
        alcoholics, homeless, latchkey kids/orphans, widows, financially burdened).
--->  We see spouses going on dates, and enriching their marriage, families sitting at the dinner
        table discussing church and the Bible, parents equipped and empowered to be the spiritual
        mentors of their kids.
--->  We see a place where everyone commits to investing in one non-Christian friend.
--->  We see future Christian leaders being prepared for full-time Christian service.

What we believe

The sole basis of our belief is the BIBLE, which is uniquely and completely GOD-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears.  As the BIBLE teaches, there is one GOD, eternally existing in three persons (the Trinity) - FATHER, SON, and HOLY SPIRIT - each possessing all the attributes of Deity.

GOD created humans to have fellowship with HIM, but they defied GOD by sinfully going their own way.  As a result, we need GOD's saving grace to end our alienation with GOD.  GOD's plan to save man come through HIS son, JESUS CHRIST.  JESUS, the second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute.  This accomplishes salvation for all who will receive GOD's grace by trusting in JESUS alone.  This trust comes as a part of each individuals faith based desire to accept JESUS as their SAVIOR.  JESUS said, repent of your sins and follow the command to be baptized (immersed) for the forgiveness of your sins.

JESUS proved to be our SAVIOR because he lived a sinless life and because he rose from the dead as HE promised.  Today HE served as our SAVIOR and a mediator between us and GOD.  HE has promised that someday HE will return and take HIS followers to be with HIM in heaven.

The third part of the Trinity is the HOLY SPIRIT.  The HOLY SPIRIT draws sinners to CHRIST and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church.  The church's role is to glorify GOD and serve those in need.  At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgement.  Those forgiven through CHRIST will enjoy eternal fellowship with GOD.


leadership

SENIOR MINISTER
   Jeff Van Meter

ELDERS
   Martin Miley (Chairman)
   Don Bounds, Barry Krupp


DEACONS
   Brad Hester (Chairman)

   Bill Bousman, Steve Bratton, John Burkett, Mike Flanagan, Dave Hester, Jim Loyd, Rod Mays

TRUSTEES
   Charles Douthit, Harry Echols, Willis Prosise

Contact us

Please contact us with any questions or concerns you might have.  The office is open Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM. 

Phone:   (618) 735-2804
Fax:        (618) 735-2302