About Us

Mission Statement

Our mission at MPBC is to be the “Storehouse of God” utilizing believers’ passionate gifts to love God and to love others, fulfilling the mission of Christ Jesus and making the Great Commission and the two Greatest Commandments our ONE Mandate! (Matthew 28:19, 20; Matthew 22:34-40).

We emphasize the following:

Take the Gospel to the lost – EVANGELISM.

Introduce new believers to the ministry – ASSIMILATION.

Provide personal spiritual development – DISCIPLESHIP.

Develop leaders within – LEADER DEVELOPMENT.

Match resources with needs – MISSIONS.

House corporate worship – WORSHIP.

Promote a spiritual family atmosphere – FELLOWSHIP.

Encourage sacrificial service – MINISTRY

Core Values

LOVE – Matthew 22:37, 38 “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.” John 15:12, 13 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

TEACH – Matthew 4:23 “Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”

WITNESS – 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT) “For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others.”

FAITH – Matthew 17:20 “…I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

SERVE – Matthew 20:28 “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

TRUTH – John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” John 3:21 “But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”

CARE – Matthew 9:36 “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”

UNITY – John 17:22 “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

ACCEPT – John 13:20 “I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.”

FORGIVE – Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

EQUIP – Hebrews 13:20, 21 “May the God of peace, … equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”

OBEY – John 14:21 (NLT) “Those who obey my commandments are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them, and I will love them. And I will reveal myself to each one of them.” “I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.” John 13:15

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Holy Scripture is the infallible, inspired Word of God and is the all-sufficient guide to faith and practice for the believer.

We believe that there is only one God; eternal (Jehovah God), sovereign (Elohim), infinite, not limited by space or time, perfect, holy, the ultimate in power, love, mercy and grace – revealed in three persons; the Sovereign God (the Father), the Incarnate God (the Son), and the transforming power of God (the Holy Spirit).

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, God’s only true Son and in His virgin birth and sinless life. We believe that Christ died for our sins, arose from the dead, and is coming again.

We believe that all are sinners and, apart from Christ Jesus, are destined for eternal separation from God and His eternal plan for restored joy.

We believe that spiritual restoration and eternal life comes by surrendered faith alone in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, by His sacrificial death and resurrection which conquered death and sin for anyone who believes.

We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells, guides, equips and empowers sinners who are saved by grace through faith in Christ Jesus to live holy and productive spiritual lives.

We believe that believer’s baptism by immersion is an authentic symbolic expression of obedience to the Lord Jesus and demonstrates a public profession of faith in God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We believe that by observing the Lord’s Supper we are obeying our Lord as He commanded us, remembering His sacrifice and expecting His return.

We believe that being active in the Body of Christ, His Church, is one of the essential elements for living a fulfilled, Christ-centered lifestyle through worship, prayer and study.

We believe that there is a global mission for the Church of Jesus Christ to seek those who are lost, to share the love of God and His merciful and gracious sacrifice for us, to lead them in knowledge and faith to a commitment of trust and devotion to Him, and to model the lifestyle of obedience through faith in Jesus Christ by example.

FOUNDATIONAL STATEMENT ON SIN: As a body of believers in Christ Jesus, Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Inc., will not condone known, open, rebellious sin by any member. As a matter of Biblical discipline, any such member will be lovingly encouraged toward renewal (Matthew 18:17; I Thessalonians 4:7).

FOUNDATIONAL STATEMENT ON EQUALITY: We believe and hold to be true that there is no distinction between race, ethnicity, age or gender in the Divine perspective; therefore, everyone shall be treated equally in this body of believers (Galatians 3:28).