We believe that God created mankind to have a relationship with Him. When that relationship was shattered by our sin, God pursued us. He sent His Son, Jesus, who lived a perfect life and was put to death on the cross. Three days later, God raised Him from the dead. We believe that anyone who confesses with their mouth and believes in their heart that this is true, repents of their sins, and proactively takes steps to follow Jesus, is supernaturally changed by the Holy Spirit. All who take these steps of faith become a new person and enjoy a restored relationship with God.
As Southern Baptists, we are an autonomous body that works in cooperation with other churches, the Columbus Baptist Association, the Georgia Baptist Convention, and the Southern Baptist Convention. A more detailed outline of our basic beliefs is found in the Baptist Faith and Message.