We believe in God the Father who created the heavens and the earth and all that is.
We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to bring to the world salvation from sin.
We believe that God resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead and that He lives as Redeemer and King.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who is God’s way of being present with us and in us giving comfort, conviction, encouragement, and empowerment.
We believe that salvation is an unmerited gift of grace from God that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, and that every person has the free will to respond to and accept God's gift of salvation.
We believe that the Bible must be central in the life of the individual and the church. We further affirm each Christian's right, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, to bring his/her insight into the interpretation of God's word.
We affirm the historic Baptist affirmation of the inalienable right and responsibility of every person to relate to God without the imposition of creed, the interference of clergy, or the intervention of civil government.
We believe in the autonomy of every local church. We further believe that churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to order their worship and work, to ordain whomever they perceive as gifted for ministry, and to participate as they deem appropriate in the larger Body of Christ.
We believe in "a free conscience, a free church, and a free state". We further affirm freedom of religion, freedom for religion, and freedom from religion. Baptists were leaders in the movement to guarantee religious freedom to all who live in this great land.
These Biblical principles have served Baptists well for nearly three centuries. We are always encouraged to find other Christians who share these convictions.
Since their beginning in seventeenth century England, Baptists have been a non-creedal people. Baptists have chosen to state their beliefs as "confessions" rather than creeds which require agreement. We believe in these core principles: