Who We Are

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church is an assembly of believers who desire to be God-centered rather than man-centered. We worship God each Sunday in the form of traditional worship and the singing of hymns. We emphasize the Sovereignty of God, the preaching of the Word, and the Glory of God in all things.

Our Purpose

As a church belonging to Jesus Christ, we follow His directions given in the Bible. We proclaim the good news of eternal salvation from the guilt and power of human sin. We teach the Word of God in our public services. We seek to encourage and help one another in our daily lives. We meet each Sunday, our Lord’s Day, to worship God.

Our Name

Sovereign – Has reference to the fact that God is the chief ruler of the universe. It is a great comfort to know that God and not man is ultimately in control of all things. In Daniel 4:35 it says “…He doeth according to His will in the armies of heaven and among the inhabitants of men.”

Grace – Has to do with His gracious favor in our salvation apart from works. In Ephesians 2:8 we are told that “For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” In other words, we believe salvation is of the Lord.

Baptist – Has regard to some of those distinctive truths, which we believe have their taproots in Holy Scripture. Among these are:

  • The supremacy and authority of Holy Scripture. The slogan “Scripture Alone,” was recovered during the time of the Protestant Reformation. It points out that the Bible alone is our only authority for faith and practice. The Bible alone is God’s Word written. It is without error, it is authoritative, it is sufficient for all things pertaining to life and Godliness.
  • We adhere to what is called “believers baptism” or “disciples baptism.” Men and women who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior are then baptized and joined to His church.

Church – Signifies that we are not a social club or a political organization. We are an assembly of Christians who follow Jesus Christ personally and individually by obeying His Word, the Bible. In our life together we seek to do all things, and only the things, that Christ says His church should do.

Membership

Receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. “Jesus said unto him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.'” John 14:6

Show your interest in membership by speaking with one of our elders, or check the appropriate box on the visitors card and place it in the offering plate. Complete our new members class. This is a series of 11 classes which explains the basics of Christianity and also introduces you to the operations of our church. This class is not required for membership, but is highly recommended.

Be Baptized by immersion as a believer in Jesus Christ and receive the right hand of fellowship at the conclusion of one of our services.