Statement of Faith

Our Beliefs


The family of believers at Pioneer Baptist Church hold dear to the following beliefs:


God – We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Jesus – We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, who was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose in bodily form from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.  We believe Christ will literally return to earth again.


Holy Spirit – We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.


Bible – We believe the Bible is the Word of God without any error, and is the sole authority for life and faith.


Man – We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and are in need of salvation.


Salvation – We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


Assurance – We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.


Eternity – We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ will spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.


Baptism – We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.


Communion – We believe that communion is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is symbolic of the broken body and shed blood for mankind.


Church – We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus as the Head.


Prayer – We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.



The Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention

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