Our Core Principles

The Baptist Distinctives


B-ible is the sole authority in all matters of faith and practice.

You will not find visions, revelations, tongues, or extra Biblical “messages from God” at Liberty Baptist.— 2 Tim.3.16-17; Heb. 4:12; 2 Pet. 1:21

A-utonomy or self-governing power of the local church

 Our church is completely self-governed outside of a denomination.— 1 Tim. 3:15; Col. 1:18; Acts 20:19-30

P-riesthood of believers

Every believer has equal and instant access to God.  This means that each believer is his own priest and has direct access to God’s truth and God’s will for his life.— 1 Tim. 2:5; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:5

T-wo offices  within the church

Liberty Baptist Church has two offices of leadership – Pastors and Deacons.  Scripture refers to the office of pastor with terms such as elder, bishop, and pastor.  It is the responsibility of the Pastor’s to serve the church by  leading, teaching, and overseeing the church work.  It is the responsibility of deacons to serve the church family through assisting with care and the provision of special needs.— 1 Tim. 3:1-13; Tit. 1:6-9

I-ndividual Soul Liberty

Every man and woman must choose personally to come to Christ for salvation. This is what’s known as liberty of conscience, you can’t force someone against their will to believe something. —Rom. 14:1-8; 10:17

S-eparation of Church and State

The state should have no power to intervene in the free expression of religious liberty. —Matt. 22:21; Acts 5:29-31; Rom. 13:1-4

T-wo Ordinances

We practice two simple ordinances at LBC – baptism and the Lord’s table (communion).  These ordinances have no part in salvation and only serve as pictures of what Christ did for us. —Matt. 28:18-20; Acts 2:38-43; Acts 8:36-38

S-aved Membership Only

There must be a conversion experience which would exclude infant baptism. —Acts 2:41