Brief Description of the Church

Founded in 1975 in St. Louis County, Missouri. Moved into our church building in August 2009. Seats about 130. Governed by the Board of Deacons. Sunday School for children ages nursery up to age 12. Bible classes held at 9:30 and 11:00 AM on Sundays and at 7:30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Presently presenting an exegetical study of the Letter of James. Joe Griffin Media Ministries produces books, MP3s, and Web-site broadcasts of live and streamed Bible classes and also contains about 4,000 former studies, with visuals, and class notes.

Church Denomination: Independent Baptist

Church Programs

Sunday Morning Worship
Mid-Week Bible Study

Scripture’s View

Inspiration: Verbal Plenary Inspiration – “Every Word Counts”
Scripture Version used from the pulpit: New American Standard Bible
Sufficiency of Scripture: God speaks through Scripture alone

Theological View

Gifts of the Spirit: Sign gifts have ceased
Israel: Israel rejected God and lost her place in the fulfillment of prophecy
The Kingdom of God: Is the future millennial Kingdom.
The Rapture: Takes place before the Tribulation
The Tribulation: The seven-year period of Jacob’s Trouble
Interpretation of Scripture: A Scripture passage is to be taken literally whenever possible
Soteriology: Moderate Calvinist
Church Polity: Congregationally Governed
Primary Purpose of the Church: To teach and train Believers
The Law: Was for Israel and is not an obligation of the church
Tithing: Was an Old Testament requirement


Physical Address: 1821 South River Road, St. Charles, MO, 63303-4124, United States
Pastor’s Name: Joe Griffin

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