The Holy Scriptures
  • We believe the Bible to be, as it is in truth, the Word of God consisting of 66 books which make up the Old and New Testaments. – I Thessalonians 2:13
  • We believe that every word of the Bible is inspired by God, making the Bible infallible in its content, inerrant in its teaching, and sufficient as the foundation for life and ministry. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:128
  • We believe that God worked in inspiration through the person of the Holy Spirit moving men to write His words through their own personalities and writing styles. – 1 Corinthians 14:37; 2 Peter 2:1-2; 2 Peter 1:21
  • We believe that God’s work in inspiration ensured the purity of His Word as it was delivered and that God’s supernatural work of preservation has ensured a pure copy of His Word for every generation. – Psalms 111:7; Proverbs 30:5; Matthew 5:18
The Trinity
  • We believe that there is only one True God, and that He eternally exists in the form of Three Persons that are equal in every way and that possess the same Divine attributes. – 1 John 5:7; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14
  • We believe that these Three Persons, being equal in every way, are distinct from one another and have distinct roles in the redemptive work of mankind.
God the Father
  • We believe that God the Father is the First Person of the Trinity and is an infinite and intelligent Spirit, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of Heaven and earth, worthy of all honor and praise, and that all creation is made for His pleasure. – John 4:24; Revelation 4:11; Romans 11:36
  • We believe that God loved the fallen human race so much that He sent Jesus Christ to die for their sins. – John 3:16; Romans 5:8
  • We believe that God the Father is limitless in His natural attributes. He is self-existent. He is omnipotent. He is omniscient. He is omnipresent. He is immutable. He is eternal. – Exodus 3:14; Job 42:2; Hebrews 4:13; Psalm 139:7-10; Malachi 3:6; Psalm 90:2
  • We believe that God the Father is impeccable in His moral attributes. He is Holy. He is True. He is Love. – 1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 3:4; 1 John 4:7-8
God the Son
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is the Second Person of the Trinity, and has eternally existed as God in every way, that He was born of a virgin and thus became man without ever ceasing to be God; accepting all of the essential characteristics of man while never relinquishing any of the attributes of God, making Him the true God-man. – John 1:1-2, 14; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:18; Philippians 2:5-8; Colossians 2:9
  • We believe that Jesus was tempted like we are, yet without sin, that He voluntarily laid down His life on the cross, that He rose again from the dead three days later, and that the truth of His resurrection serves as the very foundation of the Christian faith. – Hebrews 4:15; John 10:17-18; Acts 1:2-3; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; John 20:24-28
  • We believe that Jesus, having ascended to heaven, is our High priest, and acts as our Intercessor and Advocate on the right hand of the Father. – Romans 8:33-34
God the Holy Spirit
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, has eternally existed as God in every way. – Acts 5:3-4; 1 John 5:7
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit is the person that reproves the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. – John 16:8-11
  • We believe the Holy Spirit is the supernatural Agent in salvation, indwelling and sealing the believer until the day of redemption. ~ Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:13-14
  • We believe the Holy Spirit empowers the believer to live a Christ-like life. – Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:16
  • We believe that certain gifts given by the Holy Spirit such as tongues, healings, prophecy (foretelling) and miracles were used to transmit the revelation of God and validate the message of Christ and the ministry of the Apostles and as such were temporary and have been replaced by the complete revelation of God, the Bible. – Hebrews 2:1-4; 1 Corinthians 13:8-10
The Fall of Man
  • We believe that man was created by God, in His image and likeness. ~ Genesis 1:26-27
  • We believe that in Adam all mankind fell, inherited a sinful nature, became alienated from God, and is totally incapable of doing anything to remedy his condition. ~ Romans 5:12; Romans 3:23
  • We believe that people are saved (reconciled to God the Father) by grace when they put their faith in Jesus and His work on the cross. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9, Acts 2:36; Acts 8:37; 1 John 4:10; Romans 10:13-14
  • We believe that a person, upon salvation, becomes a child of God and inherits eternal life in heaven, and that there is nothing a person can do to lose that inheritance. ~ Ephesians 1:12-14; Romans 6:23; 1 Peter 1:3-5
  • We believe that the Old Testament saints were also saved by grace through faith. ~ Romans 4:1-4

We believe that grace, being the unmerited favor of God, is the necessary means by which salvation is provided to man as there is nothing in man to merit the favor of God. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 4:3-4; Romans 11:6


We believe that a person must have a change of mind regarding the identity of Jesus as the Christ and His sole sufficiency as the only way to heaven in order to be saved, and that this change of mind is called repentance. ~ Acts 2:36-38; Acts 8:36-37; John 14:6

The Blood of Christ

We believe that the shedding of Jesus’ blood was necessary for the atoning of man’s sin and that without the shedding of blood there can be no remission. ~ Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 9:12-14, 22


We believe that all mankind is born alienated from God by sin and that atonement for sin, provided by Jesus’ death on the cross, is applied to any individual that puts their faith in Him. ~ Romans 3:23-26


We believe that man is justified by faith alone and his works are merely a manifestation of that faith. ~ Romans 3:28; Romans 5:1; James 2:18, 21-22

The Church
  • We believe that Jesus established the first local New Testament church during His earthly ministry, and that He intends to continue His work through churches, operating as the head of each. ~ Matthew 16:13-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 5:23
  • We believe that a New Testament church is a local, visible, self-governing, assembly of baptized believers organized to carry out the work of the ministry. ~ Acts 2:41; Ephesians 4:11-12; Acts 6:1-3 (see also Acts 13:1-4)
  • We believe that the only two offices of the church are pastor and deacon, and that the pastor is responsible for taking the oversight of the church, leading and feeding (spiritually) its membership according to the Word of God and the Chief Shepherd Jesus Christ, while the role of the deacon is to aid the pastor with the practical cares of the church enabling the pastor to focus on his role in prayer and the ministry of the Word. ~ Acts 6:1-3; Ephesians 4:11-12; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 1 Peter 5:1-4
  • We believe that the two ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • We believe that baptism is merely the first step of obedience to Christ, symbolizes the believer’s death burial and resurrection in Christ, is to be by immersion, is the doorway to local church membership, is to be carried out under the authority of the local church, and is only for and for all saved. ~ Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 6:3-4; Acts 8:36-37; Acts 2:41
  • We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic ordinance, picturing Christ’s body broken for our sins and His blood shed for our redemption, and that participation is to be reserved for the membership of the local church administering the ordinance. ~ Mark 14:22-23; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
Biblical Separation

We believe that saints are to separate themselves unto Christ, developing His mind, being conformed into His image, and that genuine effort toward this end will naturally cause separation from this world, this world’s system, this world’s philosophies, and this world’s way of life such as was manifest in Christ’s life. ~ John 15:18; 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; Matthew 6:24; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Ephesians 2:2-6


We believe that the Great Commission given to churches includes the work of starting churches in an effort to evangelize the world, and that churches participate in this by sending out and supporting missionaries and church planters as the Holy Spirit leads. ~ Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 13:1-4; 2 Corinthians 8-9


We believe that the universe was created by God in six literal, 24-hour days, and that the earth was “good” as God pronounced, needing no evolutionary process to bring it to completion. – Exodus 20:11; Genesis 1-2

Civil Government

We believe that God has ordained and created all authority consisting of three basic institutions: (1) the home, (2) the church, and (3) the state. Every person is subject to these authorities, but all (including the authorities themselves) are answerable to God and to be governed by His Word. God has given each institution specific Biblical responsibilities and balanced those responsibilities with the understanding that no institution has the right to infringe upon the other. The home, the church, and the state are equal and sovereign in their responsive Biblically assigned spheres of responsibility under God. – Romans 13:1-7; Ephesians 5:22-24; Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 2:13-15

Weekly Schedule at Forest Hills


9:00 AM or 11:00 AM