Our Vision and Purpose
Our mission is to fulfill Christ’s command to spread His love and the full Gospel message – starting in our local communities and proceeding outward to the whole world.
It is our commitment to accept and practice the whole Bible, rightly divided. We believe His Word has the answers to every one of life’s challenges and should guide our daily lives. Together, we should encourage one another as we all strive to honor God in our lives.
Above all, we are to win and keep souls for Christ.
What We Believe
Simply put, we believe the Bible. We don’t add anything to it or ignore any part.
Every teaching and belief is firmly based in Biblical doctrine.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and has been preserved intact and infallible. It is the sole and final authority for our doctrine, practice, government, and discipline.
Every single person has sinned against God and is facing eternal punishment. But God provided a way of escape through the innocent sacrifice of Jesus Christ who took the punishment in our place. Instead of the eternal Hell that we rightfully deserve, those who repent and turn away from sin receive ultimate grace and are redeemed. They are “born again” and given a brand-new life in Jesus. (Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10:9)
God has called each of us to be holy, as He is holy. (1 Peter 1:16). This means being completely free from sin’s grasp and to have no desire for the temptations of a sinful world. It can only be accomplished through Sanctification, which eradicates the Adamic nature (the inbred desire to sin), restoring us to a pure relationship with God. Holiness guides our thoughts and actions, from the things we watch to the clothes we wear, and is only accomplished through the power of the Holy Ghost.
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Our History & Heritage
We are a continuation of the New Testament Church that was first established by Jesus Christ.
In 28 A.D., on Mt. Hittin in Israel, Jesus Christ called together His twelve apostles and organized The Church of God. “And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:” Mark 3:13-15.
Following the explosive growth of the early Church, there was a time known as the Dark Ages which spanned over 1500 years. During that period, God’s Church was covered over by manmade creeds, false doctrines, and episcopal governments. But God was still working and Christianity underwent the Reformation Period in preparation for the restoration that was ahead, as was prophesied in Isaiah 60:1-5, “Arise, Shine, for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.”
The fulfillment of the prophecies of Isaiah 60 was realized on June 13, 1903 in Cherokee County, NC. A group of believers gathered there to study the Bible in an effort to find the full truth of God’s Church. The Holy Ghost revealed. Not a new denomination based in human fallacy, but a continuation of the original New Testament Church.
Over the last century, the Church has continued to faithfully follow the doctrines and teachings of the Bible as we strive for holiness, as outlined by the scriptures. Christ will one day “…present it unto himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” Ephesians 5:27. We have grown to a worldwide organization with hundreds of congregations, each one an important part of the Body of Christ.