We chose the name, Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, to succinctly express our identity as a local church:
"Sovereign" is a biblical term expressing the supreme rule and reign of God over all things. We affirm God's sovereign control and the outworking of His eternal purpose which cannot be thwarted by man nor devil. Moreover, because God is sovereign, there is nothing that can happen outside of His will. All things, great and small, come to pass only because God has ordained them for His glory and the good of His people
"Grace" is a biblical term expressing God's unearned, unmerited, and uninfluenced favor which He chooses to bestow upon sinners. We particularly affirm the doctrine of God's grace in salvation. This means that we cannot take any credit for being accepted by God and brought into the joy of His salvation. As sinners by nature, we are only deserving of God's just condemnation due to our sin and rebellion against Him. Moreover, left to our sinful nature, we would only be inclined to break God's law and reject the only hope we have of salvation, which is through our Lord Jesus Christ. However, in spite of our sin and what we deserved, God granted us salvation in the work of Christ and by the Spirit which is based purely and only on His "sovereign grace"
"Church" is a biblical term expressing that we are a family of Christian believers who have been called out of the world by God's sovereign grace in Jesus Christ, and baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ who is our Ruling & Living Head. Formally and publicly as a local church of Jesus Christ we have covenanted together to love and serve the Lord our God and to love and serve one another whereby Christ will be most exalted and glorified