A PLACE TO KNOW, LOVE, AND LIVE FOR GOD

We’re just some regular folks who love Jesus.  Not a whole lot of fancy, but a whole lot of real.

If you are looking to have a real relationship with God and others, this is the place for you.  Gospel Mission Baptist Church in Knapp is the place for you to know, love, and live for God.

More detailed information about what we believe can be found below in our Statement of Faith.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

What can I expect if I come to a service?

Our services are a mixture of worship through song and teaching from God’s word.  Our song worship is God-centered with a combination of traditional hymns and modern praise and worship.  Pastor Tim’s teaching is clear, expository, and taken directly from the Bible.  Each message is designed to bring the listener closer to God and leave with practical application to their lives.

Do I have to be Baptist to attend there?

No.  While we are Baptist in origin, we recognize that people who know, love and live for God can come from various denominations.  Our church is more focused on your relationship with God, than the religion you came from.

What should I wear to your services?

We have no dress code at our church.  We expect people to wear whatever they are comfortable wearing.  For some that means a pair of jeans, and for others it means a dress shirt.  Just come as you are.

If I am divorced, can I still attend your church?

We get this question a lot.  Yes, you can attend our church no matter what your marital status is.

Do you have classes for kids?

Yes, our discipleship hour has classes for all ages.  We have a nursery available during our worship service.

Statement of Faith

What We Believe

The Bible
We believe the Bible is verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and is truth without error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)

The Father, The Son, The Holy Spirit
We believe there is only one true and living God, infinite in every excellence. The Godhead has three personal distinctions – the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Exodus 20:2-3; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 John 5:7)

We believe in the absolute deity of the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Being completely God as well as being completely man he was begotten of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. (John 1:1,2; 1 John 5:20; Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:26-28)

We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with the Father and the Son. He convicts of sin, righteousness, and judgement. Bearing witness to the truth, in the agent of the new birth while sealing, guiding, teaching, comforting and helping the believer in their walk with God. (2 Corinthians 13:14; John 14:16,17; Romans 8:14-27)

Creation
We Believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by direct act. (Genesis 1,2; Colossians 1:16,17; John 1:3)

Mankind
We believe that man, in the person of the first Adam, was created in innocence but by voluntary transgression fell into sin, plunging the whole race in condemnation and death. Because of this, all mankind is now born in sin and become willful sinners with the first expression of personal choice, and are now without excuse before God. (Genesis 3; Romans 5:10-19)

Salvation
We believe the only escape from the condemnation of sin is through redemption by Jesus Christ, when He voluntarily took on Himself a human body and nature, yet without sin; and by His death and resurrection made full payment for our sin if we are willing to believe in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection as we confess and repent of our sins.  This salvation offers complete security in our God. (John 1:1-3,14; Acts 16:30-33; Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 10:9-13; John 10:28-29)

The Church
We believe the Church is a New Testament institution, established by Jesus Christ, who is its sole head. Its purpose is to glorify God, strengthen the Christian body, spread the Gospel to the world. (Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 6:4,5; 7:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-15)

We believe the Church is manifested through the local church which is a group of immersed believers, brought together by faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by His Laws; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in it by His Word; that its officers are Pastors and Deacons; that it has the absolute right of self-government directed by the Holy Spirit, and it answers only to Christ, and  that in all matters of membership, policy, government, discipline, and benevolence the will of the church is final (Matthew 18:15-17; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 6:4,5; 7:17; 1 Timothy 3:1-15)

The Ordinances
We believe there are two church ordinances: baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water for the sole purpose of proclaiming one’s faith and trust in the salvation given by God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
The Lord’s Supper is the commemoration of our Lord’s death until He comes and our continual fellowship with Him. We do not believe the acts of these ordinances saves an individual or gives special graces to that person.  (Acts 8:36-29; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)