who we are
OUR LEAD PASTORS
Pastor Justin and Chelsea Kenton
Pastors Justin and Chelsea Kenton are the dynamic duo who are on fire for Jesus! Their passion is to see God’s people see their full potential. Justin and Chelsea encourage people to press into their relationship with Jesus and explore and develop the unique gifts God has given them. Pastor Justin and Chelsea have been married for a little over a decade and are blessed with their two sons, Noah and Judah. Two of their greatest passions are marriage and the family unit!
our Vision & Mission
A church that is real, relevant and powerful! At its heart is the Great Commission; to win souls and make disciples of all nations. One that impacts the region and influences the nations towards Jesus Christ. We have a culture and atmosphere of faith, hope, and love that reflects the Kingdom of God. We are a church that develops leaders and empowers people to become all that God had purposed and destined for their lives.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.
He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King.
The Holy Spirit lives in each Christian from salvation.
The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He provides Christians with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer spiritual gifts when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God's Word to us.
People are the supreme object of God's creation.
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.
Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it.
We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
People will exist eternally with or without God.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence.
Baptism is symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, baptism is a way for us to publicly declare our new life in Christ. It is also a step of obedience based on God’s commands and allows us to follow the example of Jesus, who submitted himself to baptism to “fulfill all righteousness.”
In addition to Essential Beliefs, we have liberty in Non-Essential Beliefs.
Accept the one whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master servants stand or fall… So then each of us will give an account of ourselves to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.
Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22
“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.
1 Corinthians 10:23-4
We believe in the clear teaching of the Word of God, while allowing believers the personal freedom to have varying interpretations on theological issues that are not clearly presented in Scripture.
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