What We Believe

Baptist Faith and Message

We are a cooperating member church of the Southern Baptist Convention, The Alabama Baptist State Convention, as well as the Morgan County Baptist Association, and we also hold to the beliefs contained in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, which can be viewed by clicking HERE.

The Scriptures

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

II TIM. 3:16-17, II PET. 1:20-21, II TIM. 1:13, PSA. 119:105, 160, PSA. 12:6, and PROV. 30:5


There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

GEN. 1:1,26,27;3:22, PSA. 90:2, MATT. 28:19, I PET. 1:2, and II COR. 13:14

God the Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.

GEN 1:1; 2:7; DEUT 6:4; 32:6; MATT 6:9ff.; 7:11; 23:9; 28:19; MARK 1:9-11; ACTS 1:7; ROM 8:14-15; 1 COR 8:6; GAL 4:6; EPH 4:6; COL 1:15; 1 TIM 1:17; 1 PET 1:17; 1 JOHN 5:7.

God the Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

MATT. 1:22-23, ISA. 9:6, JOHN 1:1-5; 14:10-30, HEB. 4:14-15, I COR. 15:3-4, ROM. 1:3-4, ACTS 1:9-11, I TIM. 6:14-15, and TITUS 2:13

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

II COR. 3:17, JOHN 16:7-13; 14:16-17, ACTS 1:8, I COR. 2:12; 3:16, EPH. 1:13, GAL. 5:25, and EPH. 5:18


Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

GEN. 1:27, PSA. 8:3-6, ISA. 53:6a, ROM. 3:23, and ISA. 59:1-2


Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.

JOHN 10:29, II TIM. 1:12, HEB. 7:25; 10:10-14, I PET. 1:3-5, ROM 3:23-25, EPH 1:7, REV. 3:20, ACTS 2:21, ROM. 6:23, EPH. 2:8, JOHN 1:12