WHAT WE BELIEVE
Since their earliest beginnings, have adopted professions of faith that express consensus with churches that adhere to the same doctrinal beliefs and convey to other Christians and society at large what Baptists believe and practice. Further, the doctrines adhered to are the standard for instruction, counsel and fellowship for the membership. In continuity with our immediate forefathers and the larger fellowship of Baptists throughout history, we seek to practice and propagate by God’s grace the following convictions:
We believe the Bible is God’s Word given by divine inspiration, the record of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity.
We believe in the one living and true God, perfect in wisdom, sovereignty, holiness, justice, mercy and love.
We believe God created an order of spiritual beings called angels to serve Him and do His will.
We believe God created man in His own image to have fellowship with Himself and to be steward over His creation.
We believe salvation is redemption by Christ of the whole person from sin and death.
We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members.
We believe religious liberty, rooted in Scripture, is the inalienable right of all individuals to freedom of conscience with ultimate accountability to God.
We believe Christians, individually and collectively, are salt and light in society.
We believe the Bible teaches that marriage refers to the covenant relationship between one man and one woman, as instituted by God in the beginning, to the exclusion of all others.
We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring all things to their appropriate end and establish the new heaven and the new earth.
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OUR vision & mission
To be a loving community of committed followers of Jesus Christ
To reach, teach and equip people to love, know and serve Jesus Christ
Brian Russell- Senior Pastor
With over 30 years of pastoral ministry, Brian brings a relevant approach to God's word and how it is to be our foundation for living to please God. He enjoys Jazz music, the outdoors and classic vehicles and loves his family and the activities and time he has with them enjoying this adventure called life. Pastor Brian has been serving as Senior Pastor at McDermot since 2001 and enjoys the diversified community here at McDermot.
Kevin Lariviere- Youth/Assistant Pastor
Kevin is married to Colleen and has 2 wonderful boys. He is serving at McDermot as Assistant Pastor of Youth and Congregational Care. He's been serving McDermot since 2009.