FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH OF STRATHMORE, CALIFORNIA

MISSION OF FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH WANTS TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF HOPE AND SALVATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. WE BELIEVE THAT ONLY IN JESUS CHRIST IS THERE HOPE AND SALVATION. JESUS DIED ON A CROSS, SHED HIS PERFECT BLOOD TO PAY FOR OUR SALVATION. HE AROSE TO PROVE HIS DIETY, HE LIVES TODAY TO INTERCEEDE FOR US. IT IS ONLY BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST THAT WE CAN BE SAVED. EPHESIANS 2: 8 & 9

FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE THROUGH JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR

OUR CHURCH

Our church is two congregations in one. The English speaking and a Spanish speaking. the English meet in the sanctuary and the Spanish meet in the fellowship hall. Pastor Victor Ordonez leads our Spanish and the senior pastor leads the English and is head over both.

Both have the same meeting times. Our Sunday School starts at 9:45 am.. The morning Worship service is at 11:00am and our evening service is at 6:00 pm. We also have a mid-week Bible study and prayer service on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Our praise and worship consist of tradional hymns, songs and choruses .

We are a congregational governed church .

STATEMENT

We here at Faith place our faith, hope and trust in the Grace of GOD. Grace because it is through GOD’S Grace that we are here. He has assembled this body of Believers here in Strathmore to exalt His name and His son Jesus Christ. It is through the death of Jesus on the cross and the shedding of His precious blood that gives us peace with GOD by paying for our sins and giving us the hope of Heaven. It is by grace through faith that we receive the gift of salvation. Ephesians 2: 8 & 9.

MINISTRIES

Sunday School
9:45 am Sunday
a class for every age
toddler through senior citizen
a place where you can learn the truths of God’s word and be encouraged to live your faith

AWANA
Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30.
Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks, T’n’T and Trek;
2 year old through 8th grade.
AWANA is a boys and girls club.
AWANA is an acronym taken from “Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed”; II Timothy 2:15. Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him.

Youth
7th grade through 12th grade.
meets every other week on Saturday evenings.
Our goal is teach the truth of scripture,
to place before our youth a high view of GOD,
a humble view of ourselves and to be modest and respectful; through activities and events where GOD’s word can be applied and lived.

Women’s missionary circle
meets every first Thursday

Men of faith

STAFF

SENIOR PASTOR

We are currently without a senior Pastor. We are searching for a man of GOD that has a shepherds’ heart, a student of the Word of GOD, a man after GOD’S heart, a man with wisdom and understanding, a man with a love for GOD’S people, a man of truth, a leader, a man who preaches the Word of GOD with authority and conviction.

 

SPANISH PASTOR

Victor Ordonez is the Spanish Pastor. He leads the Spanish speaking people here at FBC or Iglesia Bautista La Fe. Both Victor and his wife Dora have been an important part of our church since May of 2002.

WE BELIEVE

– The Bible is the sole authority for Faith and practice. ( II Timothy 3: 16, 17)

-The soul liberty of believers. (Acts 5: 29  Romans 14: 5)

-The Priesthood of believers. (I Peter 2: 5, 9)

-Two church Ordnances (1) Baptism by immersion once in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (2) The Lord’s supper (communion). ( Matthew 28: 19, Romans 6: 4,  I Corinthians 11: 23-31)

-A regenerated Baptized church membership.( Matthew 28: 19,  Acts 2: 41, 47)

-The autonomy of the local church. (Acts 6: 3; 13:1; 15)

The separation of church and state. (Matthew 22: 21;  Romans 13: 1, 2)

 

FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH AT A GLANCE

We are the people of God here in Strathmore, California. We are part of the General Association of Regular Baptist churches. We have been here for over 60 years. A lighthouse to the community pointing lost souls to JESUS the Christ or Messiah, the Son of GOD, our Lord and Saviour.

 

OUR PURPOSE

  1. For the preaching of the Gospel and evangelizing of the world in accordance with the doctrines and usages of the Baptist church as set forth in the New Testament. (Matthew 28: 19, 20  ACTS 1: 8) and the New Hampshire confession of faith with the premillennial statement.
  2. To provide a place for worship, prayer, spiritual training and the observance of the Ordinances.
  3. To provide a place for spiritual fellowship for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ in our community by maintain an independent Baptist church. This church shall be an independent church with the right to cooperate with other groups on a voluntary basis.  It may participate in fellowship and activity with organizations of like doctrine for the promotion of the gospel as long as such participation does not infringe upon the independences or autonomy of this church. This church shall not affiliate nor cooperate with “Modernism” nor the Ecumenical movement, which seeks to mix both believers and unbelievers for a common purpose.
  4. Under no circumstances shall any bible version be used, referred to or indorsed which denies, either directly or by implication, the Virgin birth, resurrection, or deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, or which deletes, denies or obscures the importance of the shed blood of JESUS CHRIST.

ARTICLES OF FAITH

THE SCRIPTURE

We believe that the Holy Bible as originally written was verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit and the product of spirit controlled men, It has therefore truth without any admixture of error for it’s matter. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creed and opinions should be tried. ( II Timothy3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)

OF THE TRUE GOD

We believe there is only one true GOD, an infinite, intelligent spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of the heavens and the Earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. (Exodus 20: 2,3;  I Corinthians 8:6;  Revelations 4: 11;  I John 5: 7;  John 10:30;   II Corrinthians 13:14)

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature; that he was active in the creation; that in his relation to the unbelieving world he restrains the Evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that he convicts of sin and of righteousness. That he inspires preaching and testimony; That he is the agent in the new birth; That He seals, baptizes, endues, guides, teaches, sanctifies and helps the believer.( John 14: 16-17; Matthew 28: 19; Hebrews 9:14;  John 3:5-7, 14: 26, 16:8-11;  Ephesians 1: 13-14 )

THE DEVIL OR SATAN

We believe in the personality of Satan, that he is the unholy god of this age, and the author of all the powers of darkness, and is destined to judgement of an eternal justice in the Lake of fire. (Matthew 4: 1-3; Mark 1: 13; II Corinthians 4: 4; Ephesians 2: 2; Revelations 20: 10)

CREATION

We accept the Genesis account of creation and believe that man came by direct creation of GOD and not by evolution.  (Genesis 1 and 2; Colossians 1: 16-17; John 1: 3 )

THE FALL OF MAN

We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse.  (Genesis 3:16, 24; Romans 1:18, 32; 5:12,19; 3:10-19; Ephesians 2:1; Galatians 3: 22 )

THE VIRGIN BIRTH

We believe that JESUS CHRIST was begotten of the HOLY GHOST in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or ever can be born of a woman and that He is both the Son of GOD, an GOD the SON.  (Geneses 3: 15; Isaiah 7: 14; Matthew 1:18-24; Luke 1: 35; John 1: 14)

THE ATONEMENT FOR SIN

We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of GOD, who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death, made a full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that his atonement consisted not in setting us an example by his death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of himself in the sinner’s place, the just dying for the unjust; Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in his own body on the tree; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven, and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient savior. ( Ephesians 2:8; Acts 15:11; Romans 3:24; John 3:16; 10:18; Matthew 18:11; Philippians 2:7; Hebrews 2:1)

GRACE IN THE NEW CREATION

We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a new creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth one dead in trespasses and sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension, not by culture, nor by character, nor by the will of man, but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance, faith and newness of life. (John 1:12-13; 3:8; II Corinthians 5:17; I John 5:1; Acts 16:30-33; II Peter 1:4; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-11; 5:9; II Corinthians 5:19; Colossians 2:13; Galatians 5:22 )

JUSTIFICATION

We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in him is justification; (A) that justification includes the pardon of sins, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; (B) that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the redeemer’s blood, his righteousness is imputed to us.  ( Acts 13:39; Isaiah 53:11; Zechariah 13:1; Romans 4:1-8; 5:1,9; 8:1; Titus 3:5-7; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 )

FAITH AND SALVATION

We believe that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only condition of salvation. (Acts 16:31 )

THE LOCAL CHURCH

We believe that a local church is a congregation of immersed believers, associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by his laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by his word; that its officers are pastors/elders whose qualification, claims and duties are clearly defined in the scriptures; we believe that the true mission of the church is the faithful witnessing of Christ to all mankind as we have opportunity. We hold that the local church has the absolute right of self-government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ, through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with one another in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and method of its cooperation; on all maters of membership. of polity. of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final. ( Acts 2:41-42; 15:13-18; 20:17-28;  I Corinthians 11:2;  Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:11; 5:23-24;  I Timothy 3:1-7; Colosians 1:18)

BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

We believe that biblical baptism is the immersion of a believer in water (face up) to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried and risen savior, with its effect in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life , that it is a prerequisite to the privileges of a church relationship. We believe that the Lord’ supper is the commemoration of Christ’s death until he comes and should be preceded always by solemn self-examination. ( Acts 8:36-39; John 3:23; Romans 6:3-5; Matthew 3:16; Colossians 2:12; I Corinthians 11:23-28 )

THE SECURITY OF THE SAINTS

We believe that all who are truly born again are kept by the Father for Jesus Christ. ( Philippians 1:6; John 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39;

THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED

We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and sanctified by the Spirit of God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost. (Malachi 3:18; Genesis 18:23; Romans 6:17-18; 7:6; 6:23; I John 5:19; Proverbs 14:32; Luke 16:25; Matthew 25:34-41; 7:13-14 )

CIVIL GOVERNMENT

We believe that the civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the Kings of the earth. (Exodus 18:21-22; II Samuel 23:3; Psalms 72:11; Daniel 3:17-18; Matthew 23:10; 22:21; 10:28; Acts 4:19-20; 5:20; 23:5; Romans 13:17; Philippians 2:10-11; Titus 3:1; I Peter 2:13,14,17; Revelations 10:16 )

THE RESURRECTION PERSONAL VISIBLE, PREMILLENIAL RETURN OF CHRIST, AND RELATED EVENTS

(a) We believe in the bodily resurrection. ( Matthew 28:6-7; Luke 24:2-6,39; John 20:27; I Corinthians 15:4)

(b) The ascension. ( Acts 1:9; Luke 25:51; Mark 16:19; Revelations 3:21; Hebrews 12:2)

(c) The high priesthood. ( Hebrews 8:6; 2:17; 5:9-10; I Timothy 2:5; I John 2:1)

(d) The second comming. ( John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thessalonians 4:16; James 5:8; Hebrews 9:28 )

(e) The resurrection of the righteous dead.(I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:42-44,52 )

(f) The change of the living in Christ. (I Corinthians 15:51-53; I Thessalonians 2:13-18; Philippians 3:20-21)

(g) The throne of David. ( Luke 1:32; Isaiah 9:6-7; Acts 2:29-30)

(h) The millennial reign. ( I Corinthians 15:25; Isaiah 32:11; 11:4-5; Psalms 72:8; Revelations 20:1-4,6 )

CONTACT FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH

19661 Roth Rd, Strathmore, CA 93267, USA

E-mail: StrathmoreFBC@ocsnet.net

(559) 568-1610 ENGLISH (559) 568-1614 ESPANOL

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