Our Core Values


Our Purpose

Westpointe Baptist Church exists to glorify God through a biblically based ministry committed to gathering people for Christ, growing people in Christ, and going to people with Christ

Our Core Values - Acts 2:41-47

The Authority of Scripture - We are striving to highly esteem the Bible and keep it central to our entire ministry. We are committed to its fervent and faithful proclomation. It determines our convictions and directs as our compass. (vv. 41,42)

Ongoing Discipleship - We are committed to the fulfillment of Gods plan to multiply his Church through training of believers in the Word of God, encouraging them toward growth in Christ and service for Christ (V. 42)

Authentic Fellowship - We are committed to open identification with Christ and the brethren. Our time, talent, and treasure will be invested in meaningful relationships united through the Gospel. (vv. 41,42,44-46)

Reverent Worship - We are passionately in pursuit of glorifying God personally and corporately with lives and lips that exalt Christ, extol his truth, and expose his grace and goodness. (vv. 43,47)

Effective Outreach - We will give ourselves to faithful and fervent outreach that is gospel centered, Spirit directed, and soul-reaching (v.47)

Our Beliefs

The Scriptures 

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Bible, as it is in truth, the Word of God (I Thessalonians 2:13). We believe in verbal plenary inspiration in the original writings, and God's preservation of His pure words to every generation (II Timothy 3:16; Psalms 12:6-8). We acknowledge the sixty six books of the Bible as our sole authority for faith and practice.  

The Godhead 

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14).  

Jesus Christ 

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men (John 1:1-2, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; 7:14; Philippians 2:5-8).

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His finished work on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice for our sins; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24-25; I Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; I Peter 1:3-5).

We believe that Christ ascended to Heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 9:24; 7:25; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2). 

The Holy Spirit 

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Person who reproves the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13-14).

We believe that the sign gifts of Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and healing, were temporary. We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing (II Corinthians 12:12; I Corinthians 13:8; Hebrews 2:3-4; Mark 16:17-20; I Corinthians 1:22; 14:21-22). 


We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that apart from the grace of God, man is not able to remedy his lost condition (Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 3:22-23; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12).

The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image and is mindful of him, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every individual possesses dignity and is worthy of repect and Christian love (Psalm 8:4-9; Colossians 3:9-11). 


We believe that the clear message of salvation is "repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 20:21). We believe that salvation is "by grace" plus nothing. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only through the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who purchased our redemption through the shedding of His blood on the cross. We believe that once a person is saved he has eternal life and, kept by the power of God, is secure in Christ forever (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19; John 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; I Peter 1:4-5). 

The Church 

We believe that the Church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons of this present age which began with Christ and the Apostles, was empowered at Pentecost, and will be caught up to be with Christ at the Rapture. We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament. We believe the local church is to be autonomous, free of any external authority or control. We recognize the biblically established ordinances of believer's baptism by immersion in water and the Lord's supper as means of testimony for the Church in this age (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 2:41-42; 18:18; I Corinthians 11:23-26). 

Biblical Separation 

We believe in both personal and ecclesiastical separation. We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord. We believer that God has command His children to separate from apostasy and all worldly and sinful pleasures, practices and associations. Corporately we are to separate from any fellowship or affiliation with those who deny the basic fundamentals of the faith, those who teach and practice extra-Biblical traditions and doctrine, those that practice inclusivism and any form of apostasy (II Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2; 14:13; I John 2:15-17; II Corinthians 6:14-7:1; James 4:4; Ephesians 5:10; II TImothy 2:16-19; I TImothy 6:3-6; Romans 16:17; I Timothy 1:18-20; II Thessalonians 3:6, 14; II John 9-11; Galatians 1:8). 

The Return of Christ 

We believe the "Blessed Hope" of our Lord's return is literal, personal, visible, imminent, premillennial and pretribulational. He will rapture His Church prior to the seven years of tribulation, and at the end of the tribulation Christ will return with His saints to establish His thousand-year reign on the earth ( I Thessalonians 4:13018; Titus 2:13; I Thessalonians 1:10; Revelation 3:10; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-6; Psalm 89:3-4). 

Our Eternal State 

We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life, and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment. We believe that the souls of the redeemed are, at death , absent from the body and present with the Lord, where in a conscious bliss they await the first resurrection, when spirit, soul, and body are reunited to be glorified forever with the Lord. We believe that the souls of unbelievers remain, after death, in conscious misery until the second resurrection, when with soul and body reunited they shall appear at the Great White Throne Judgment, and shall be cast into the Lake of Fire, not to be annihilated, but to suffer everlasting, conscious punishment (Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13; Luke 23:43; II Corinthians 5:8; Philippians 1:23; 3:21; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Luke 16:19-26; Matthew 25:41-46; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Jude 6-7; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 20:11-15).