THE BIBLE: The scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the complete, divinely inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible is the supreme authority and guide for our Christian faith and living.
THE GODHEAD: There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
THE FATHER: The first person of the Godhead orders and directs all things according to His own purpose and pleasure. He authored, created, and sustains all things in the universe without any means other than His own pure power. By His grace, He involves Himself in the affairs of men, hears and answers prayer and saves from sin and death all that come to Him through Jesus Christ.
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST: He existed eternally as the second person of the Godhead. By His virgin birth, He came to earth as fully God and fully man, living a sinless life. His death on the cross made atonement for man's sin, evidenced by His bodily resurrection from the dead. He physically ascended to the right hand of God the Father, and He will return in power and glory.
THE HOLY SPIRIT: The third person of the Godhead convicts men of sin, regenerates, baptizes, indwells, instructs and sets apart believers unto a holy life. We encourage all believers to seek a life of obedience to the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We believe this step is essential for empowering believers for victorious living and ministry through the gifts given by the Holy Spirit.
THE NATURE OF MAN: Man was directly created in God's image, voluntarily fell into sin by personal disobedience to the will of God; consequently, all men are spiritually dead apart from Jesus Christ. The fall of man was a once-for-all historical fact. Its effect spread to all men, each of whom is born with a sinful nature and is in need of salvation.
SALVATION: Salvation is by grace, a gift of God apart from works. Salvation requires repentance; a turning from one's own way to God's way. All who receive Jesus Christ as Savior are born again, regenerated by the Holy Spirit and become children of God. We all manifest true salvation by a changed life.
THE CHURCH: The church is the body of believers consisting of all born-again persons without respect to race, culture, or background. Directed by Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Church is taking the Good News of salvation to the whole world.
David R. Bess
Pastor David is our lead pastor. He and his wife Jackie are native West Virginians and have served three churches over 42 years of ministry. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Cameron Temple is our teaching pastor. He and his wife Abigail have 2 daughters. Cameron and Abigail are both graduates of Liberty University. Cameron and Abigail also direct our student ministry with the assistance of volunteers.
Vickie M. Henson
Children Church Director
Vickie Henson is our director of children’s ministry. She coordinates the curriculum and supports our teachers. She is full of energy and ideas that encourage those who work with her. Vickie and her husband Tim have two sons and one grandson.