Welcome to Faith
Faith Baptist Church’s sole mission is to preach the truths of God’s word in love. Our purpose is two-fold. Our first mission is to know Christ. Not only do we believe in the importance of understanding exactly who Christ is and what He did for us but we also recognize the extreme importance of living out what it means to be a Christian in our everyday living. Our belief is that we examine God’s Word for the answers to the many questions we face. We hold a supreme view of Scripture. It is by Scripture that we receive instruction on who God is, who Christ is, and what He has called us to do today. The second aspect of our purpose is to make Him known. We believe we are to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We recognize God’s Word as the source of our power and we believe that the message of the Bible is truly what changes lives.
(Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature)
Our Approach to Preaching:
Our practice is to systematically study through books of the Bible in a “verse-by-verse” fashion. We fully believe that it is the Word of God that holds the life-changing power, therefore we put this into action by working carefully through Bible passages to understand the text’s context and proper meaning. Over time, this method completely covers the whole of Scripture. We believe every Word of God is important and worthy our attention (2 Timothy 3:16). God’s word makes all the difference.
Salvation is essential to why we exist as a church body. We believe that because of our sin, we stand in desperate need of salvation. Since we are sinners, we all stand in great need of salvation. The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ came to earth, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and ultimately died for all men. Jesus graciously gave himself as a substitute for our sin. Jesus Christ loved each one of us enough to give his own life for us. (Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.) This gift of salvation is not earned, it is given. It is only by God’s grace and through a heart of faith that this gift is accepted.
Growing in Grace
After coming to Christ for salvation we believe it’s important that you grow. The Bible calls this “growing in grace” (2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen) What this means is that we learn more about what a Christian should look like, how they are to live, and how they are to behave. This growth takes place through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with other believers.
Pastor Josh was raised in South Louisiana. He and his wife, Leah moved to Kilgore in May of 2021 after they both felt God’s clear direction moving them from their church in Louisiana, where Pastor Josh served as an assistant pastor and music leader.
“Our prayer is that we make a difference. We simply desire to please the Lord in all that we do. We anticipate seeing many souls come to Christ and many lives changed by the power of the gospel. To God be all the glory for what He will do in Kilgore.” -Pastor Josh
“And of some have compassion, making a difference”
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