Who We Are
We believe in the Trinity, God in Three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17).
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16-17, James 1:25, John 17:17). It is the complete message from God to us and is to be studied (2 Timothy 2:15) understood (Ephesians 3: 3-4) obeyed (John 14:15) and defended (Jude 3).
We believe that God created the universe as described in Genesis chapter one and that He created Man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27).
We believe that sin separated man from God (Genesis 3). No one inherits the sin of Adam solely because he is human; rather, the inclination of each individual is such that rebellion against God will surely occur (Romans 3:23). The sinful state will result in the individual's eternal destruction (Romans 6:23).
We believe that we are saved by the Grace of God (Ephesians 2:8). There is nothing that an individual can do to secure his or her salvation without the intervention of God. This intervention was effected by the sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God (John 3:16-17).
We believe that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ allowed access to salvation to those who have a faith response to Him according to the example recorded in the Holy Scriptures:
- Exposure to the gospel message (Romans 10:17);
- Belief in that message (John 3:16; Hebrews 11:6);
- Confession of that belief (Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:10);
- Repentance of sin and renouncement of the sinful life (Luke 13:3-5; Acts 2:38 & 17:30);
- Burial with Christ in baptism for the remission if sins (Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38 Romans 6:3-4);
- Remaining faithful to His cause (II Timothy 4:7-8; Revelation 2:10).
We believe that when we are saved God adds us to His Church (Acts 2:47). The church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23) over which He serves as Head (Colossians 1:18); it was bought with the blood of His sacrifice (Acts 20:28). The Church is called to Unity (Ephesians 4:4-6).
|Reed Swindle — Pulpit
Reed Swindle grew up in Kingston, Tennessee, just outside of Knoxville. He attended Freed-Hardeman University were he earned his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He is married to Bridget Evans Swindle and has 2 children, Romand and Scarlet. Reed has worked with the church in Lewisburg, TN, Huntsville, AL and Lewisville, TX. He served as a Youth and Family Minster for 15 years before moving to Foote Street to serve as Pulpit Minister.
Mason Cothren — Youth
Mason grew up in Huntsville, AL. He attended Freed-Hardeman University from the fall of 2011 to the spring of 2015 and majored in Youth and Family Ministry. He married his wife, Brooke Smith Cothren, in May of 2014. Mason and Brooke also have one dog, a standard poodle named Millie. Mason has worked with the church at Foote Street as our Youth Minister since September of 2014.