These essentials are important to us, and an integral part of the beliefs in our denomination, the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church). When reading the essentials, we also keep the EPC motto in mind: “In Essentials Unity, in Non-Essentials Liberty, in All Things Charity.”

We believe that the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is the final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm seven essentials of our faith:


We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Jesus Christ is God in the flesh who walked among us, died on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins, and on the third day arose bodily from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and is now our High Priest and mediator.


The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He gives us new life, empowers and imparts gifts to us, guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.


Being separated from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God’s free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.


The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ.


Jesus Christ will come again to the earth-personally, visibly, and bodily-to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.


The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations.