Our Mission

To Worship

Motivating the heart of the worshipper to meet with God in spirit and in truth, establishing humble hearts which give love, honor, and respectful adoration unto God, thus experiencing the depth of His love – professing that Jesus Christ is Lord.

To Train

Providing a systematic study of God’s Word for believers which gives guidance to new converts, disciplining that renews the mind and keeps the spirit of man burning bright, aiding them to turn from the deception of this world and assist in becoming obedient followers of Jesus Christ.

To Commission

Promoting the maturing of the Gifts of the Spirit and Ministry Gifts, thus, compelling believers to do the work of the Evangelist and edify the Body of Christ – therefore sending proven ministers to reach the lost people groups of the world including our local community.

To Support In Fellowship

Motivating the heart of the worshipper to meet with God in spirit and in truth, establishing humble hearts which give love, honor, and respectful adoration unto God, thus experiencing the depth of His love – professing that Jesus Christ is Lord.

To Support In Prayer

Interceding for one another, speaking the Word of God into the lives of those who need to be made whole; the lost saved, the sick healed, the broken repaired, and that freedom would be released to those who are oppressed.

To Empower

Whereby, Jesus Christ is lifted up as Lord, where excellence is pursued in all areas of life – including
personal and public, and where every tool available is used to reach every generation – using leaders who
oversee every department with integrity and who minister with the Throne of God in mind for the Cause of Christ!

What We Believe

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God and the revealed Will of God, it is the infallible rule and principle to live by and thus, should be read, taught, studied, and proclaimed. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Peter 1:23-25; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:21; and 1 Timothy 4:13).

The Godhead

There is one true Godhead comprised of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. All are equal an eternal. (Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; 1 John 5:17)


The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is God manifested in the flesh. The Scriptures declares, His virgin birth (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35), His life was sinless (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22), He performed miracles (Acts 2:22; 10: 38), He died for our sins on the cross (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21), He as bodily raised from the dead (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38; I Corinthians 15:4), He is exalted at the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11; 2:33; Philippians 2:9,10,11; Hebrews 1-3)


Man was created in the image of God. By his own choice he transgressed and fell and his only hope to be redeemed is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Genesis 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21)


Salvation of man: Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ death on the cross, provided both salvation and healing for mankind (Psalms 103:3). This salvation comes by one believing in their heart, that God raised Jesus from the dead and to confess with their mouth, that Jesus Christ is their Lord. (Romans 5:24; 10:8-10; Ephesians 2:8)


Salvation is by grace by faith in Jesus Christ and not by human works; however our works are our evidence of faith and will determine our rewards in eternity. (2 Corinthians 5:10; Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5-7; James 2:18)

The Holy Spirit

The inward evidence, to the believer, is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit. The outward evidence to mankind is a life lived in true holiness and love. (Romans 3:16; 1 John 3:23; John 13:35)


Baptism in water is an outward declaration to the world that a believer has died with Christ and has been raised with Him to walk in newness of Life. (Matthew 5:16; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4)


Holy Communion, the celebration of the Lord’s Supper, by eating of the bread and drinking of the cup, is a remembrance of Jesus. (1 Corinthians 11:24-30)

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of Jesus Christ. This Baptism comes with enduement of power for life and service, the bestowal of gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry: This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the New Birth. (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4-8; 2:38,39; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9; 1 Corinthians 12:28-31)


The evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Baptism of believer in the Holy Spirit is evidenced by the initial physical sign of Speaking with other tongues as He the Sprit gives utterance and by the subsequent manifestation of the power as He the Sprit empowers in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:2,6)

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ and each believer is an integral part made up of many members. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23)

Christ's Return

The Blessed Hope: Jesus is coming again together all His saints to Heaven. (1 Corinthians 15:51,52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1; Romans 8:23)

Who We Are

Pastor Don Stanton
Don and Norene Stanton

Pastor Don grew up in Ponca City, Oklahoma. That is also where he graduated and married Norene Cope Stanton. He has five children, 15 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Before becoming senior pastor over 33 years ago, he worked under the founder of the church Cecil Miller for 20 years. He is passionate about work, worship, and the Word.

He is always working hard whether it is out in his shop, in the kids’ ministry, or teaching adults how to live out scripture in their lives. He enjoys studying Hebrew and Greek to help him understand where we came from as a body of Christ.

He also enjoys working with his hands, oftentimes building and restoring furniture for his family and the church. He is an awesome husband, father, and grandfather, and he lives to love his church family and serve them all.

Kenny and Joyce Sherron
Children’s Pastors
Todd Rivers
Men’s Ministry
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Christy Harland
Ladies’ Ministry
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