What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

We are an Independent, Fundamental, Missionary Baptist church located in Barboursville, West Virginia. We stand without apology on the Word of God and believe it is the answer for all of today’s problems. We believe in the inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments; the creation of man by the direct act of God; the incarnation and virgin birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ; His identification as the Son of God; His vicarious atonement for the sins of mankind by the shedding of His blood on the cross; the resurrection of His body from the tomb; His power to save men from sin; the new birth through the regeneration of the Holy Spirit; the gift of eternal life by the grace of God; and the imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We use the Authorized King James Version of the Bible across all of our church ministries. We believe the Bible was inspired when given by God to the writers. We have confidence that God has preserved His Word as He promised through reliable ancient texts down through the centuries. God has used the King James Bible for more than 400 years to proclaim His message and reach lost souls.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


God has revealed himself to us through his Son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.


God created all things in six literal 24-hour days.  Genesis 1:1 states, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."  When we look carefully at this passage of scripture it is clear that God created everything in six literal 24-hour days.  Everywhere in the Old Testament, when the Hebrew word for “day” (yom) appears with “evening” or “morning” or is modified by a number like the “sixth day” or “five days”, it always means a 24-hour day.   During creation, God repeated the same statement at the end of the second day through the sixth day to emphasize the time frame of creation.  Contrary to many teachings, this makes our earth young and only around 6,000 in age.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God by the temptation of Satan, they brought about the first sin.  Because of that sin, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became a distorted image of God.  Adam and Eve died spiritually at that time which caused them to fall out of fellowship with God.  This act of disobedience toward God fractured all of creation under the curse of sin.  Romans 5:12 states, "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:"


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who believe and accept Christ by faith as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Just as Christ was raised from the dead, we too will also be raised and given a glorified body.  1 Corinthians 15:20-23 teaches, "But now is Christ risen from the dead, [and] become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man [came] death, by man [came] also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming."     Philippians reinforces this and states that Christ shall change our vile body, and fashion it like unto his glorious body (Philippians 3:21).  Those that have rejected Christ will be resurrected to everlasting punishment while those that have accepted Christ to everlasting life in glory (John 5:29).


Before He establishes His kingdom on earth, Jesus will come for His Church, an event commonly referred to as the "Rapture." At that time the dead in Christ will be raised and living Christians will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and be with Him forever.  In this resurrection, those who have died in Christ will have their redeemed souls and spirits united with a body similar to Christ's glorified body. Christians living at the time of this event will not die, but will be changed to be like Christ.  This expectation is a motivation for holy living, as well as a source of comfort.  No man knows the day or the hour when this will take place.5 

Second Coming

At the end of the Tribulation, Jesus Christ will return with the hosts of heaven as well as the Church to establish the Messianic Kingdom on earth.10 His Kingdom will last for a thousand years.11 At this Second Coming, the Antichrist will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Satan will be bound for a thousand years. 12 The nations and their representatives will be judged.13 Israel will be restored to her land, never more to be removed.14 Christ will reign with firmness and equity.15 His kingdom will be marked by material and spiritual blessing, since the curse upon the earth will be removed.16 

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