ABOUT OUR CHURCH
We are an old-fashioned Bible believing church. We practice Old Time Religion style worship. We sing hymns with a piano and other brass and woodwinds when they are available. The goal of every service is to magnify and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. He is the focus of everything that we do, all the time. We seek to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit so that each service can have its greatest benefit to each and every believer present.
We strive to meet the biblical standard of a church and satisfy the spiritual needs of each member and visitor. The Bible teaches us that we are to win people to Christ, baptize them, and train them to do likewise.
THE HOLY SCRIPTURES
We believe that the Bible (KJV) is the inerrant, preserved, Word of God, given to us by God through inspiration (it is inspired both verbally and plenary.) We believe that the Bible is the sole authority in all matters our life: in faith and conduct. II Timothy 3:16-17 II Peter 1:21 Romans 3:2 Rev. 22:18-19
Victory Baptist Church uses the King James Version of Bible for all services and classes.
THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man that he was begotten by the Holy Spirit, was born of a virgin, and was sinlessly perfect. John 1:1-2, 14, 18 Heb 1:8 Isa. 7:14; 9:6
We believe that Jesus Christ died as a payment for sins on the cross at Calvary. I believe that this death was for the whole world, and that it is only an atonement for sins, until the person places their faith in Christ, and then they are justified. I also believe that nothing can be added to Christ’s finished work on the cross. John 3:16 2 Cor. 5:21 Rom 3:23-24 Eph 1:7
We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the Church, and that Christ will later come back with the Church to establish His earthly kingdom. John 14:1-3 Acts 1:9-11 I Thess. 4:13-17 Titus 2:13
THE PERSON AND THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, and indwells the believer at the moment of salvation. We also believe that the Holy Spirit has several ministries that have been appointed to him in the Church age: He convicts, enlightens, guides, teaches, seals us until the day of redemption, and comforts us. We believe that we can never lose the Holy Spirit. II Cor. 13:14 John 3:5-6 I Cor. 6:11 Rom. 8:9
We believe that Speaking in tongues, healings, and other miraculous signs have ceased to be used since the end of the apostolic age. I Cor. 14:21, 22 Isa. 28:11, 12 Heb. 2:3-4
We believe that man was created in the image of God, with creature perfection. When Adam sinned, he lost his innocence and, as a result, the whole human race fell. We believe that man is now born a sinner, and continues to practice sin throughout his life; unable in himself to remedy his condition. Through the belief in Christ man can be saved. Gen. 1:26-27 Gen. 2:7 Rom. 5:12; 3:10-19, 23 Psalm 14:1-3; 51:5
We believe that salvation is a free gift from God; that it comes by the grace of God through a genuine faith of a person. The person must trust Jesus Christ as the only way for forgiveness of sins and eternal life. When this takes place, there is an immediate transition of the believer from spiritual death to spiritual life.
We believe in the eternal security of the believer that nothing can separate a man, once genuinely saved, from the love of God and his salvation. We do not see this as a liberty for the Christian to live a life that is not pleasing to God just because he is eternally saved. Eph 2:8-9 John 3:16 Romans 8:35-39 Romans 6:1 Titus 3:5 Acts 16:31
We believe that as believers we are to be set apart from the world unto God. We believe that we, as Christians, have an example to live by and that is Christ, and living a worldly life harms our testimony and the testimony of other Christians.
We believe that as Christians we also have to remain separate from other false religious groups and organizations for the reasons that we are supposed to be set apart to keep the Church pure. Rom. 8:12-13; 12:1-2; 13:14; 15:16 II Cor. 6:14-17 I John 2:15-17
We believe in the local church comprised of those that meet together as believers. Jesus Christ is the head of each autonomous church. I do not believe in the ecumenical movement that we all make up one invisible church. Matthew 16:18 I Peter 2:4-8
We believe that the Church, since it is united, should live like they are united, and truly love each other and work together to accomplish the task that the Lord has given us, which is to spread the Gospel to all. And this mission should continue until Jesus comes back at the rapture. I Cor. 12:12-13 Eph. 1:20-23; 2:15, 4:3-10, 5:25-32 Rom 12:5
We believe that there are only two ordinances that are commanded by Christ for us to do (and they have nothing to do with salvation.) first is water baptism by immersion, which is for believers only, and the Lord’s Supper which is done in remembrance of Jesus Christ. Acts 14:27; 20:17, 28-32 Luke 22:17-19
We believe that all of those who fail to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior in this time will be doomed to Hell for all eternity which includes eternal torment, misery, and separation from God. These souls will eternally suffer; they will not be annihilated. There is also no way for the unsaved dead to be saved. Rev 20:11-15 Matt. 25:46 John 3:18-36
THE FUTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN
We believe that once a person trusts in Jesus Christ for his or her salvation, they are then passed from death unto life and saved from an eternity of punishment in Hell. The person is now able to spend all eternity with God in Heaven. When the Rapture comes, all those that have died will resurrect from the grave, to be followed by all the Christians still alive at the time, we will have a new body in the likeness of Christ, and we will be with him forever. John 1:12-13; 5:24 1 Cor 15:51-52 II Cor 5:8 I Thess 4:16-18
We believe that Satan is an actual being with a real personality. He, at one time, held the highest position before God of all of the created beings. However, through pride, he fell, he was judged, and in the future, will be cast into the lake of fire for all eternity where he will be tormented constantly.
We believe that he is the enemy of God and of the believer, in that he accuses the believer before God. I believe that Satan did not fall alone, but was accompanied by fallen angels, whom share the same future as he. Psalms 148:2-5 Col. 1:16 Isaiah 14:12-20 Heb 1:14 Ezekiel 28:14
We believe that Christ will come back for his own in an event known as the Rapture of the Church. This event will be followed by the Judgment Seat of Christ. 1 Thess. 4:16-17 1 Cor. 15:22-23; 51-52 2 Cor. 5:10 1 Cor. 3:11-15
THE SUPREMACY OF THE SCRIPTURES
All of these above statements are based off of what the Scriptures present. This summary is not the final authority, the scriptures are. This statement is just a summary of what the scriptures say concerning the doctrines listed, for the complete doctrine, the Holy Scriptures (the Bible) must be consulted.
Pastor Maness accepted the call to pastor Victory Baptist Church on July 21, 2019. He has a beautiful family: two boys (Mickey and Tucker), and a baby girl named Victoria. His family is devoted to the cause of Christ.
Pastor Maness graduated from Landmark Baptist College in Haines City, FL in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology. He has been in full time ministry work since 2014.
Marissa Maness, our pastor’s wife, passed away on February 2, 2021, from a Glioblastoma Brain Tumor. She was treasured by the members of Victory Baptist Church and her legacy lives on in the hearts of the Church. We miss her dearly!