The first meeting was held on February 12, 2006. Rev. John Thompson was invited to lead the service. On Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, the group voted to become Freedom Baptist Church. The focus of this new work would be to reach the unchurched in the Lynchburg area.
On May 7, 2006 Rev. John Thompson was asked to become our first pastor. He accepted.
Our Purpose Statement: Why do we exist?
Freedom Baptist Church exists to be "united in fellowship, to know Christ freely and to freely make Christ known.
Our Mission Statement: What do we intend to do?
Worship - Matthew 4:10 - We will celebrate God's activity in our lives.
Fellowship - Ephesians 2:19 - We will bring people to God's family.
Discipleship - Colossians 1:28 - We will develop ourselves in Christ-like maturity.
Mission & Ministry - Acts 1:8 - We will discover and equip ourselves for Christ-like service.
Our Faith Statement: What do we believe?
We believe that the Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to humanity. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. It is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is Jesus Christ.
We believe that there is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being. He is Creator, Redeemer, Preserver and Ruler of the universe. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.
We believe that salvation involves the redemption of the whole person, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by the shedding of His own blood provides eternal redemption for the believer.
We believe that a New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believes who are associated with one another by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the ordinances of Christ, committed to implementing His teachings in their lives, using their spiritual gifts and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
We believe that there are 2 ordinances of the local church, Baptism and Communion.