About Gum Spring Baptist
INDEPENDENT ~ MISSIONARY ~ FUNDAMENTAL
"A church is more than four hard walls."
"We will never change the world by going to church, we will change the world by being the church."
"The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints."
- Timothy Keller
The church is not the building, it's the people. It's not just the gathering, it's also the scattering.
- John Wimber
"Church is not a place, it's a body-- a family with blood ties through Jesus Christ."
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge and holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive under; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in the feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that, when we remove from this place, we shall as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.
Ordained in the summer of 2019. Matt is the pastor of Gum Spring Baptist. He and his wife, Mae, are pictured above.
Voted in as Assistant Pastor in May of 2020, he and Matt seek God in leading the church together. He and his wife, Melanie are pictured above.