Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Champion Baptist Church is to worship God, edify and equip believers, as well as to evangelize at home and around the world. Our vision comes from the Word of God, where we find our priorities.   

We promote the study and application of the Scriptures for every day life. God’s Word gives necessary direction for regular ins and outs of life’s most complex issues. We believe that God has provided everything we need for life and godliness. 

Leadership Team

The leadership team of CBC recognizes the authority of God. We are His servants to the church. We serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. The Pastor is devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. His passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

The deacons assist the pastor in caring for specific needs of the church as they arise and other tasks needed for the regular operation of the church. Trustees care for the church building and property.

Keith T. Easton, Pastor Teacher

Pastor Keith has a passion for unpacking the truths of Scripture, spending time with the church, and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Keith graduated from The Masters Seminary in 2005. He and His wife Theresa have been at  Champion Baptist Church since September 2008.

 

What We Believe

The Champion Baptist Church Doctrinal Statement 

 

(a) Scriptures – We believe that the Holy Bible is the Word of God as originally written was verbally inspired, and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore has truth without admixture of error for its matter. We believe that it is the true center of Christian union and the only infallible rule for all human conduct, creeds, and opinions.   (II Timothy 3:16, 17 – II Peter 1:19-21 – Psalm 68:11).

 

(b) God – We believe that there is only one living and true God, infinite in every excellence; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three personal distinctions:  the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit – one in substance and equal in every Divine perfection.  (Exodus 20:2, 3 – Isaiah 45:2 – I Corinthians 8:6 – I John 5:7).

 

(c) Jesus Christ – The Lord Jesus Christ is both true God and perfect man, a unique, supernatural manifestation of God in the flesh (II Corinthians 5:10 – I Timothy 3:16), born of the virgin Mary after having been miraculously conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35), the only Savior of mankind (Acts 4:10-12 – John 14:6) and the proper object of worship.

 

(d) Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Divine person, equal with the Father and Son and of the same substance and nature; that He convicts men of sin, righteousness and judgment, bears witness to the truth, is the agent of the new birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses to, sanctifies and helps the believer, indwelling every true child of God. (John 14:16, 17 – John 16:12-15 – Romans 8:14-27 – II Corinthians 13:14).

 

(e) Devil or Satan – We believe in the distinct personality of Satan, that he is the god of this age, author and prince of all the powers of darkness and sin, and is destined to the judgment of all eternal justice in the lake of fire. (Matthew 4:1-3 – Matthew 25:41 – II Corinthians 4:4 – Revelation 20:10).

 

(f) Creation – We believe that God created the heaven and the earth in six literal 24 hour days, including all life, “each after its own kind,” by direct act and not by the process of evolution.  (Genesis 1:2 – Psalm 33:6-9 – John 1:3 – Colossians 1:16-17).

(g) The Fall of Man – We believe that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence, but by voluntary transgression fell into sin, thus plunging the whole race into condemnation and death, so that now all mankind is born in sin and shapen in iniquity (Psalm 51:5), and become practical sinners with the first expression of personal choice not only by constraint but by choice and so without excuse before God. (Genesis 3 – Genesis 5:1-4 – Romans 5:10 – Ephesians 2:1-3).

 

(h) Atonement – We believe that the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through the atonement wrought by Jesus Christ, when He voluntarily took upon Him a human body, being made in the likeness of man (Romans 8:3 – Philippians 2:7), yet without sin and by His sufferings, death and resurrection made full satisfaction to the justice of God for the sin of man (I Peter 2:24); that the blessings of this salvation are given on the grounds of grace to all who believe and that it is the immediate duty of all to accept these offers of mercy. (John 3:1-10 – Acts 4:12 – Acts 16:30-33 – Romans 10:9-13 – II Corinthians 5:17).

 

(i) Salvation – We believe that faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, whose death, burial, resurrection and ascension to the right hand of the Father, is the only promise of salvation (Ephesians 1:7 – Revelation 1:5); that this faith is begotten through hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17 – I Peter 1:18-25); that it is the free gift of God, wholly apart from human works (Ephesians 2:8-9); that by the new birth one dead in trespasses and sin is quickened into eternal life (Ephesians 2:1-3), made righteous, justified (II Corinthians 5:21), and is made partaker of the Divine Nature eternally secured unto the praise of His glory.  (John 10:28-31)

 

(j) Church – We believe every born-again believer is by the mystical act of God accorded a place in the body of Christ and that this body is Biblically identified as “the Church” (Ephesians 1:22-23 – Colossians 1:24 – I Corinthians 12:12-13). We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by covenant of faith and fellowship for the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in it by His Word; that its officers are pastors and deacons (Ephesians 4:11-12 – Philippians 1:1 – I Timothy 3:8-13 – Titus 1:6-9). That it has the absolute right of self-government directed by the Holy Spirit and is answerable only to Christ, and that in all matters of membership, policy, government, discipline and benevolence, the will of the local church is final. We believe in the absolute separation of Church and State (Matthew 22:21).

 

(k) Church Ordinances – We believe that there are two ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion).

1) Mode of Baptism – The pastor or some person authorized by the church shall administer the ordinance of baptism by a single immersion in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. It sets forth in a beautiful and solemn way our faith in a crucified, buried and risen savior, with its effects in our life of death to sin and resurrection to a new life. Baptism is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership.   (Romans 6:3-5)

2) Lord’s Supper  Communion) – The Lord’s Supper shall be served to the congregation by the pastor, or some person designated by the church through its deacons. Since it is the Lord’s table none who are His shall be barred, but the pastor shall state the scriptural order, and shall explain the meaning of the ordinance. (I Corinthians 11:23-32)

 

(l) The Lord’s Return – We believe in the bodily, personal, imminent, pre-millennial return of Jesus Christ; that He will come before the seven-year tribulation period to catch away His church, coming only into the air, and that He will come with His church at the close of the tribulation to judge the living nations and to set up His Kingdom. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18 – Matthew 25:31-46 – Revelation 19:11-21)

 

(m) Resurrection – We believe in the resurrection of the bodies of the dead, that believers who sleep in Jesus will be raised at the coming of Christ for His church and caught up with transformed living saints to meet the Lord in the air, and that the wicked dead will be raised at the close of the Millennium and stand in their bodies at the Great White Throne Judgment to receive their final sentence to doom. (John 5:21-30 – I Thessalonians 4:16 – Revelation 7:9-17 – Revelation 20:11-15)