GRACE, FAITH, & SCRIPTURE


What We Believe

With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God. – Source LCMS Website

WORSHIP SERVICE

All over the world, Lutherans gather to worship. But what makes Lutheran worship different?

Lutheran worship is a continual conversation between God and the believer, in which we focus on Jesus, who is present with and for us through His Word and Sacrament. Through the hymns, liturgy, and prayers in the Divine Service, we receive the precious gifts our Lord desires to give us: the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.

Worship expands on the topic from Lutheranism 101, presenting background information on the development of Lutheran worship, a deeper look at the parts of the worship service, and an understanding of why Lutheran worship is both consistent with the way Christians have worshiped over the centuries as well as a unique expression of Lutheran theology. – Source LCMS Website

PURPOSE/GOALS

The purpose of this congregation :

  1. to seek the honor and the glory of God.
  2. to carry out his will
  3. to manifest the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior,
  4. to spread the kingdom of God,
  5. to foster Christian fellowship and love.


The congregation will strive to accomplish these purposes by preaching of the Word of God. By the administration of the Sacrements, by the religious instruction of all its members, and by reaching out to all people in love according to the confessional standard.

Source: Church Constitution & Bylaws

MISSION STATEMENT


To provide an open, friendly, Christian atmosphere where people of all ages can be helped and empowered for the betterment of their lives wholistically.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

It is our purpose through our ministries to lead people into a Christ-centered way of life. God helping us, we accomplish these ministries through direct and referral assistance and spiritual guidance. It is our desire to mentor and disciple people into the mainstream of Christian Life.

STATEMENT OF FAITH


We believe in the commission to Baptize and Disciple all People without showing favoritism.
JOHN 4:1 – 42; REVELATION 7:9 – 10; MATTHEW 28: 19-20; ACTS 1:8; 10:34 – 36; 11; and 13

We believe the Word of God and the Sacraments are the means through which the Holy Spirit works among us and works faith and forgiveness in people.
MARK 14:12 – 21; LUKE 22:7 – 13; john 13:21-30; ACTS 2:38-42; AND 10: 44-48

We believe in free grace through faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ
JOHN 3:16

We believe in prayer and that God answers prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 18, II Chronicles 30:27

We believe in striving for earthly and eternal justice
LEVITICUS 25:35 – 39;

We believe in preparing God’s people for works of loving service to our neighbors through discipleship and mentoring
LUKE 10:30-37; ACT 4; ROMANS 12:4 – 8 , 1 Corinthians 12; 13; and Ephesians 2:10

We believe that we are called and chosen to be effective witnesses to individuals and to be the change agent to bring our communities under God’s rule.

We believe in being an incarnational, reproducing a new Christians and new churches.
Act 8, 14; 11; 13; 14:21; 15:21; and 19:9-10

Church Leaders

Pastor: Michael Shannon
President: Robert Conway
Vice President: Hugh Bradford
Secretary: Lolitha Shepard
Treasurer: Anthony Thomas
Financial Secretary: Glynnis Davidson
Board of Elders: Tim Brobst, Anthony Ford, Robert Jelks, Luellyn Lee, Debra Thomas, Robert Ferguson
Board of Finance & Stewardship: Arlene George, Anthony Thomas, Glynnis Davidson
Board of Trustees: Willie Combs, Alvin Coco
Board of Education: Brenda Baker, Arlene Ferguson, Tara Taylor
Board of Evangelistm/Outreach/Social Welfare: Gladys Harris, Charles Nelom. Hattie Stroughter, Eddie Swift
Board of Specialized Ministries: Pamela Shannon, Lori Brobst, Mellanie McKeever, Larry & Barbara Gerth
Sunday School Superintendent: Frances Parker
Youth Ministry: Shamanda Edwards, LaKeisha Owens
Service Leaders: 

  • Michael Shannon, Pastor
  • Robert Jelks, Worship Assistant
  • Board of Elders, Communion Assistant
  • Wanda Davis, Bulletins
  • Glynnis Davidson, Anthony Thomas Jr., Media Ministry
  • Claudette Combs, Linda Jamison, Lueallyn Lee, Marilyn Lee, Linda McNeil, Claudia Wade, Victor Wilson - Ushers/Greeters
  • Hugh Bradford, Tim Brobst, Glynnis Davidson - Music Ministry