Who We Are
Scott Craven, Senior Pastor
Pastor Scott was called to FBC in 2007. Scott and Kristi are both graduates of Maranatha Baptist University. Kristi has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and Scott has a bachelor's in Missions. Scott is also working on a master's degree in Biblical Counseling.
Through twelve pastors, two buildings, and one hundred and ten years, our goal has always been the same: To bring the love of Jesus and the Word of God to the Mission Valley.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God (Genesis 1:26,27).
We believe in the death, burial, resurrection and physical ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is now seated at the right hand of God the Father as our Mediator (Acts 1:8-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20; 1Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 9:24).
We believe in the personal, premillenial return of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).
We believe salvation is by grace through faith and is a free gift of God, neither merited nor secured by any virtue or works of man, but is received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8,9).
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Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God; to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of our Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant one with another,as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful to our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, back-biting and excessive anger; to abstain from all forms of activity which dishonor our Lord Jesus Christ ( I Cor. 10:31) which may cause a fellow believer to stumble (I Cor. 8:9) or hinder the winning of a soul to Christ ( I Cor. 10:27-28); and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.