What kind of church are we?












First Christian Church in an independent (non-denominational) Christian Church within a movement commonly referred to as the Restoration Movement. Below you can read what we believe and more about our history in Baldwyn. But to put it simple terms;  Scripture is our standard and Jesus is our Savior.

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what we believe

+ That Jesus is God’s Son and the only means of salvation. (John 3:16, 14:6; Acts 4:12)
 
+ That the Bible is God’s inspired Word. (Psalms 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:16)
 
+ That man was created by and for God, but that all have sinned and fall short of God’s standard. (Romans 3:23, 6:23)
 
+ That those accepting God’s gift of salvation should; turn from their sins, confess their faith in Christ, and be baptized. (Acts 2:38, 8:35-38, 22:16) Click here  to watch a message about baptism.
 
+ That the church on earth is the Body of Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit to carry out the will and work of God. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
 
+ That Jesus will one day return to earth to take His faithful church to heaven. (John 14:2,3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)


Click HERE for a more detailed description of our beliefs and practices


Click HERE to view a document detailing our views on Baptism


Click HERE to view a manuscript from a sermon about Eternal Security





Church history

Several families, after meeting together at various places from 1868, organized First Christian Church in Baldwyn in 1874.  During the same year the first church building was erected.  After 51 years the building was replaced with a brick structure, which was destroyed by a tornado in 1942, but quickly rebuilt.  In December 1999, new facilities were built on an 18 acre site at the south end of town where old highway 45 intersects Pratt Road.  In 2006 the Church built a family life center and named it the “Lighthouse”.
 
During the early years of the church it was served by famous restoration preachers such as E.G. Sewell, Jacob Creath and T.B. Larimore.  For more than 145 years the Lord has richly blessed the work of the congregation, and all credit and glory go to Him.  We look forward to serving Christ until He returns!


For pictures, notes, and more history click here.