What We Believe
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God’s revelation of Himself to man.
We believe that there is only one true and living God without division of nature, essence, or being but who reveals Himself to us in three distinct Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God the Father is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who was made provision for the redemption of mankind from sin, and will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God who exalts Christ, convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment.
We believe salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.
We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers of the Lord Jesus Christ who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, committed to His teachings, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an obedient act symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, remember the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
St. Paul History
March 1948 – St. Paul started out as a mission, with twelve members. Services were held in the home of the Roberts.
October 1948 – Under the leadership of Rev. G.C. Northern, the church moved from the home of the Roberts to 2417 Burnett Way.
April 1957 – In January 1957, St Paul agreed to purchase the property of First Southern Baptist Church. On April 7, 1957, our church marched from 2417 Burnett Way to its new home at 4020 12th Avenue.
May 1971 – On May 24, 1971, Rev. Ephraim Williams was elected as Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.
May 1981 – On May 24, 1981, St. Paul burned its mortgage.
August 1991 – On August 25, 1991, St. Paul broke ground for the new edifice.
July 1993 – On July 11, 1993, St. Paul marched to the new edifice at 3996 14th Avenue.
November 2000 – On November 12, 2000, St. Paul burned the mortgage for the current location and moved into the new century with a debt-free edifice.
July 2004 – St. Paul breaks ground on the Family Life Center. Construction begins with a completion date of October 2005.
October 2005 – The Capital Stewardship Campaign hosts a banquet for funds to pay off the Family Life Center mortgage loan.
Our work continues . . .