What We believe

“Your word is a lamp for our feet, a light for our path.”
Psalms 119:105

We don’t have any creeds, doctrinal statements, rule books, or any other guidance for our church.  

We subscribe only to The Holy Bible. We believe that God's Word, as recorded in the Bible, is complete and sufficient. We speak where the Scriptures speak, and are silent where they are silent.

Our members come from many backgrounds but have found a common identity and future

as simply Christians, people who have given their lives over to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

just as the Apostles did over 2000 years ago. 

We believe in the concept of membership as being part of the church family, where we love, 

encourage, strengthen, and support one another.

So, if you have been looking for a church that believes and practices Bible’s principles, rejoice! 

You have found what you are looking for! 

Below we share some of the core beliefs from God's Word:

  • Jesus Christ is the one and only son of God, and that He died and arose from the dead. (I Corinthians 15:1-8, Hebrews 1:1-3)
  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God: a lamp for our feet, and a light to our path. (II Timothy 3:16, Psalms 119:105)
  • Every person - regardless of their past, race, or social standing - has great worth as a creation of God, and is therefore of great worth to us. (John 3:16)
  • All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
  • Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to all who take Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Acts 4:12 )
  • Those who recognize Christ as their Lord will repent of sin, publicly acknowledge their faith in Him, and be baptized into him. (Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-4)
  • The church is the body of Christ on earth, and that it is empowered by the Holy Spirit, and exists to reach the lost and strengthen the saved. (Ephesians 4:1-16)
  • Water Baptism

    In keeping with the example of Jesus we believe it is imperative to present ourselves to be baptized once we have repented of our sins.  Water baptism is not itself the door to salvation, but rather is an outward sign of the new birth which God has fashioned in our heart.  It proclaims to the world that you have taken Christ Jesus as the Lord and Savoir of your life and that it is your purpose to always obey Him.


    Before we baptize, we ask questions to help you understand the significance of the step you are taking:

    Do you believe in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit? 

    Do you believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son and that He suffered on the cross, that He died for your sins, and rose again?

    Do you believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God?

    Have you repented of your sins?

    Once positive responses are given, we baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


    We believe water baptism to be a sacrament of the church, commanded by Christ, administered to believers, and ordained as a means of grace when received through faith.  It is a token of our profession of faith and signs of God’s gracious ministry toward us and work in us.  Water baptism is a symbol of the new covenant of grace and signifies acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ as we declare our faith in Him as our personal Savior.  Baptism is important and it demonstrates our faith and confirms our faith by being baptized in Jesus’ name.

    Matt. 3:13-17; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 3:5, 22, 26; 4:1-2; Acts 2:38-39, 41; 8:12-17, 36-38; 9:18; 16:15, 33; 18:8; 19:5; 22:16; Rom. 6:3-4; 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:27-29; Col. 2:11-12; Titus 3:4-6

  • The Lord's Supper

    How often do you celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion)?

    There is no clear command in Scripture as to how often we are to partake of the Lord’s Supper.  Since no one wants communion to lose its special meaning and just become routine, some churches decided not to offer it weekly. 

    We at WHCC understand that but also wondered if someone reads the Bible and prays often, does that mean it becomes just routine and lose its meaning?  We do not think so.  All these acts of worship do not lose their significance because we practice them frequently.  The only way the Lord’s Supper could lose meaning is if we do not acknowledge the significance of the crucifixion and resurrection as we participate.

    We are warned in 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 (NLT), “So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. 29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.”

    So, if your relationship is alright with the Lord, you can celebrate His Son’s sacrificial love in communion.  If your relationship is not in a right place with the Lord, pass on receiving the elements, or better yet, repent of your sins and celebrate with us.  Communion is the sacred centerpiece of our weekend worship services and remembering Christ is at the center of our lives.  It reminds us of the supreme sacrifice Christ offered and the New Covenant that is now available to us through the shedding of His blood.  And that is worth celebrating, at least once a week.

    In Acts 2:42 it explains that one of the key activities to which the early church was devoted as often as they gathered was the breaking of bread, they ate together and remembered Christ’s sacrifice.  Acts 20:7 (NLT) records, On the first day of the week, we gathered with the local believers to share in the Lord’s Supper (Greek, to break bread).  Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight.”  Even though we’re not commanded to observe communion each week, the teaching of Scripture indicates that believers shared the Lord’s Supper often, some as often as they gathered. 

    When we observe communion each week during our worship services, it allows us to reflect and focus on the cross of Christ.  It also reminds us of His promised return and that Jesus is our eternal peace, hope, and joy.  During communion, seekers are confronted with the gospel as they see and hear of the work of Christ portrayed before them.  The unsaved are also being reminded that the benefits of the New Covenant are only available to those who trust and follow Jesus.  As believers we symbolically partake of the body (bread) and blood (juice) of Jesus.  The Lord’s Supper is of such value, importance, and significance to the gathered church, that WHCC likes to celebrate it each week.


just ask.

We would love to hear from you if you have any further questions or want to know more about what we believe here at WHCC. Feel free to reach out to us so we can begin to help you feel right at home.