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About Us

Our church seeks to share biblical truth, not political correctness.  We also believe that Christ is coming soon to take home to heaven all Christian believers.  We embrace the Holy Bible as God’s absolute truth and believe salvation is available to everyone.

A House of Prayer

A while back, the Holy Spirit clearly and firmly spoke to me of the Father’s desire that His House be a “House of Prayer”. Not merely called one but actually be a “House of Prayer”. The pattern of His church was never intended to be one of mere formal programs, systems or high tech fund raising. No, the Lord’s house is designed to operate within the power and authority of prayer, simply. All other functions are secondary considerations.

I was provoked to ask, what would happen within a sincere group of Christians who regularly gathered to pray and seek the face of the Lord (See 2 Chron. 7:14). Would God show up in the midst of those called people of prayer? Would those who suffer with various mental, physical, or spiritual afflictions show up for prayer and actually see their needs met in the “House of Prayer”? Would lost souls who have no hope into his world come under the grip of conviction and surrender their hearts to Christ? What if these hurting seekers realized that the only motive behind these “House of Prayer” people was to provide a bridge for them to have a relationship with the God of the Universe? In addition, what impact would this group have should they also combine prayer with the truths represented by 1 Corinthians 13, the love chapter?

The Grand Experiment

Let’s call it the “Grand Experiment”. To go forward we sometimes need to look backwards to discover the secrets of the early New Testament Church. There we find a community of Christ followers who were intent on “having church” as they walked through life. For them, healings and miracles were not rare or occasional. They occurred on a daily basis. (See Mark 16:14-18 and Acts 8:6-7). Long before the Roman state and other doubtful entities invaded the church, the early Christians just believed God in powerful simplicity, without all the distractful trappings that are so prominent in modern churches. Also, the preachers of that day were more likely to be blue-collar workers than professionals. Even the Apostle Paul was a tentmaker. Furthermore, when the early Church made important decisions they did not count votes or consult opinion polls. Quite the contrary, they prayed and consulted the Holy Spirit. (See Acts 15:28) Today, with our dependence on modern techniques, people have a hard time believing that the early church “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6) without a handy dandy red-letter Bible, a large cathedral, the 700 Club, “Christian” comedians, the Christian Coalition, Zondervan Publishing or “Christian” rock groups, etc. Yet God moved powerfully in the midst of that humble but prayerful people called the Early Church (before there were denominations). Again, I provoke you with the question, what might happen with a group of people who….

-Pastor Doyle Passmore

James 5:16  “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availed much.”


Statement of Faith

  • We believe that all Scripture is inspired by God and we accept the canon of the Scriptures as originally given.
  • We believe in the Holy Trinity, the Eternal Triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His conception by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, the Savior of all men, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe Jesus was very God and very man.
  • We believe that for salvation of the lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a distinct experience subsequent to salvation, providing for a life of service.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the creation, test, and fall of man as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness apart from God.
  • We believe in the necessity of Water Baptism by Immersion.
  • We believe in the Table of the Lord, commonly called Communion of the Lord’s Supper, for believers.
  • We believe in the reality and personality of Satan and the eternal judgment of Satan and his angels in a real hell.
  • We believe in eternal life for the believer in Christ and eternal damnation for any who refuse such a great gift of life.