About Us

We Are A Church

The first and most foundational statement about our identity is that we are a local church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus came to build His Church (Matt. 16:18). As a husband loves his bride, so Jesus loves His Church and gave Himself for her (Eph. 5:25). This is why Jesus is appropriately the Head and Savior of the Church (Col. 1:18). Therefore, we who have been baptized into Christ, weekly partake in the Lord’s Table and trust in Him for the forgiveness of sins, and joyfully submit to Jesus Christ as the Lord of the Church.

We Are A Reformed Church

AAPC Celtic Cross LogoTo say that we are a Reformed church is an abbreviated way of saying that we are “Reformed according to the Word of God.” This means that we are a church that seeks continually to reform our beliefs and practices so that they might be securely anchored in the authoritative standard of the Word of God, the Bible (Heb. 6:10). We locate ourselves within the mainstream of historic Christianity and firmly believe, confess and teach the orthodox Christian faith as summarized in the Nicene and Apostles’ Creed.

Carrying forward the Reformation tradition, we subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, which contain a more detailed expression of what the Bible teaches about God, man, this life and the life to come.

We Are A Reformed Presbyterian Church

The word “Presbyterian” is derived from the New Testament word that means “elders” (Acts 14:23). We are a church that is governed by the service of Ministers and Ruling Elders. These men are recognized by the members of the Church as those who have been called by the Holy Spirit to lead and care for the Church, both at the local and regional levels. You can learn more about our form of church government by reading chapter 31 of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

We Are A Congregation in the C.R.E.C.

The Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC) is a coalition or federation of churches who are focused on building communities of believers that begin each week with serious worship and then joyfully extend that worship into every day of the week through our families and callings. The church is the Body of Christ, and from this central truth flow all the issues of life. The CREC has steadily grown and expanded her gospel ministry throughout the world over the last few years and seeks to work together effectively for the reformation of the church and the redemption of the world.