Because we are a Christian church, our worship service is uniquely focused on the person of Jesus Christ. You'll probably hear us talk a lot about Him. That's not to make you feel uncomfortable or guilty. We are just overwhelmed by God's grace and seek to express our gratitude and devotion to him in tangible ways. That's why we sing, pray, read Scripture, receive communion, and give generously. These simple practices have sustained Christian communities for centuries, and we are repeatedly reminded of their importance as we read both the Old and New Testaments.
Sunday Morning Service: 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.
Youth Class: Wed. 7:00 p.m.
Pre-School & K-5th Grade Class:
Sun. 10:00 a.m. & Wed. 7:00 p.m.
Junior High 6th-8th Grade Class:
Sun. 10:00 a.m. & Wed. 7:00 p.m.
Our vision is very simple. We want to help people discover who they are in Christ and what belongs to them as a child of God. Also, to help people find God's plan and purpose for their individual lives and equip them to successfully fulfill their purpose. Our church is a family. We want to function as a family - the family of God. Our desire is to minister to every member of each individual household that is associated with our church body. We believe the church should function to strengthen and bless every individual, every marriage, every home, and every family. We also want to reach out to others so they might enjoy the fellowship we have with the Father , and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Jesus came that we might have life more abundantly.
Ephesians 2:10 (Amplified Bible)
Through the new birth we are created in Christ to do good works and live the good life ("we are God's (own) handiwork, (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, (born anew) that we may do those good works which God predestined...that we should walk in them, (living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live.")
The Scriptures - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:21
The Godhead - Our God is one, but is manifested in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being co - equal.
Matthew 3:16-17, Philippians 2:6-11, Matthew 28:19
Man, His Fall, and Redemption - Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression, sin came into the world.
Romans 5:12-14, Romans 3:23
Salvation - is the gift of God to man, made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Water Baptism - Baptism in water is by immersion, is a command of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.
Romans 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Colossians 2:12, Acts 8:36-39
Baptism in the Holy Ghost - is a gift from God as promised by the Lord to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the New Birth.
Matthew 3:11, John 14:16-17, Acts 2:38-39
Divine Healing - Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith.
Matthew 8:17, Mark 16:18, James 5:14-15
The Return of Our Lord - "This same Jesus...shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." His coming is imminent.
Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
Hell - The Lake of Fire is literal. The one who physically dies without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the Lake of Fire, and has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The terms "everlasting" and "eternal" describes the duration of punishment of the damned.
Hebrews 9:27, Revelation 19:20
Pastor David Gray was born again in a jail cell in Dyersburg, TN in 1980. At that time, he attended Mid-America Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, MO where he overcame drugs and alcohol through the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1982, he attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, OK. In 1983, he returned to his hometown and began to help in the church. In 1986, he became pastor and married Tammy Chessor. Together they have pursued pastoring and ministering in the same local church since that time. Pastor David was ordained through Rhema Ministerial Association International in 1990 and in 2004 began to serve as a Rhema Alumni Team Leader for West TN. In 2006, he began serving as RMAI District Director for West TN. In April of 2015, he was appointed RMAI Regional Director: Mid-South Region. His wife Tammy has been used to help develop children's ministry from nursery to college age. Growing up as a pastor's daughter, she saw the need for the pastor's wife to be actively involved in the ministry. They live in Ridgely. Their daughter Anna went home to be with the Lord in September of 2017. They have son-in-law (Josh) and daughter-in-law (his wife Hayley).