Calvary Baptist Church

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950 Old Kentucky Road / Cookeville, TN 38501
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Godhead eternally exists in three Persons- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections; and are worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence and obedience.

Genesis 1:1; Genesis 1:25; John 1:1; John 14:16-17; 1 Timothy 3:16.

Section 3. Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

We believe in the essential deity and virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ; that He was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary not having human father, and is true God and true man; that He is man’s only hope of salvation from sin, being the only mediator between God and man; that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day for our sins according to the Scriptures; that His return for His Church, the Body of Christ, which He will take with Himself into heaven is imminent; and that He will come to this earth to set up His millennial reign.

Isaiah 7:14; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-4; John 10:30; John 14:6; I Timothy 2:5-6;
I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20:4-6.

Section 4. Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit to be co-equal with the Father and with the Son. He is a Person. He came to this earth as the fulfillment of Christ's promise. He convicts, regenerates, indwells, seals, in fills, empowers, and guides the believer.

John 16:7-13; John 3:3-5; Acts 1.8; I Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 1:13-14;
Ephesians 5:18.

Section 5. Doctrine of Man.

We believe that God created man in His own image and that man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death which is conscious and eternal separation from God. We believe that all men are born with a sinful nature, evidenced by sinful acts; that man is totally depraved; and that if he is not born again, he is eternally lost.

Genesis 1:26-27; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Luke 16:23; Revelation 21:8; Romans 3:10-23; Romans 5:12; I Corinthians 15:21-22; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8.

Section 6. Doctrine of Salvation.

We believe that a person is saved when he repents of his sin and exercises faith by accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. The believer is kept by the power of God and is eternally secure in Christ.

We believe that the scope of salvation includes forgiveness of all our sins past, present, and future; a perfect standing before God as in Jesus Christ; and the changing of our earthly body to be conformed like unto the body of our Lord at His return for His own.

We believe that the attitude either of reconciliation or enmity toward God is eternally fixed at death. We further believe that there is an appointed day for the judgement of the wicked when they will be cast into the Lake of Fire, there to remain in everlasting conscious punishment and torment.

John 1:12; John 5:24; John 10:28-29; Romans 6:23; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9; I John 5:17; Romans 8:19-23; I John 3:2, II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Hebrews 9:27; II Peter 2:9; Revelation 20:12-15; Revelation 21:8.

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Statement of Faith

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Section 1. Doctrine of the Bible


We believe in the Bible as the verbally (every word) and plenary (completely) inspired Word of God as contained in the original manuscripts; that all portions of Scripture are equally inspired and contain no contradiction; that the Scriptures are to be the only rule of faith and practice for the believer in Jesus Christ; and that the Canon, the sixty- six books of the Bible, is complete. Nothing shall be added to it nor taken from it. It is preserved in the English language in the King James Bible.


II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 1:1; II Peter 1:20,21; Revelation 22:18-19.


Section 2. Doctrine of God


We believe that the

Church Covenant

Calvary Covenant


Having been led by the Holy Spirit to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour and on the public confession of our faith, having been immersed in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We purpose, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to attend its services regularly; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to give it 


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Matthew 28:19-20

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Our Missionary in Selfridge, North Dakota


A Christian missionary can be defined as "one who is to witness across cultures". The Lausanne Congress of 1974, defined the term, related to Christian mission as, "to form a viable indigenous church-planting movement". Missionaries can be found in many countries around the world.

Jesus instructed the apostles to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19–20). This verse is referred to by Christian missionaries as the Great Commission and inspires missionary work.