---Statement of Faith

 
As a church family, we are united in our core beliefs.
We invite you to study and learn about God’s direction for your life.
 
Jesus Christ is the one and only sacrifice for our sins and he arose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 3:16).
 
The Bible is the inspired Word of God – a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (2 Timothy 3:16; Psalm 119:10).
 
Every person has worth as a creation of God, but all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). Forgiveness of sins and the promise of eternal life are available to those who trust Christ as Savior and Lord (John 3:16).
 
Those willing to obey Christ should repent of sin, confess their faith and be baptized into him for forgiveness of sins (Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38).
 
The church is the Body of Christ on earth, is empowered by the Holy Spirit and exists to save the lost and edify the saved (Ephesians 4:1-16).
 
Jesus Christ will one day return to take God’s children to be with him forever (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
 
 
 
 
 
---Sheperds/Elders
We believe that the Bible clearly tells us to have shepherd, or elders, lead the local congregation (1 Peter 5, 1 Timothy 3).
These men are dedicated to leading like the good shepherd – Jesus.
 
 
 
 
Guy Hufstedler
 
 
 
 
 
 
Warren Rivers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shane Sawyer
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jerry Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kirk Collier
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dean Smith
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
---Ministry Staff
Often seen as the face of the church, our church staff has been hired to fulfill the tangible, day to day ministries of the church. Our shepherds have hired this staff to move us forward in our mission and purpose to reach others with the gospel of Jesus.
 
Jake Perkins 
Preaching Minister
More than anything Jake and his wife Allison want to see people come alive to the message of Jesus.  He loves the city of Canadian and the people in it.  He and Allison have two boys.
Barry Hobson
Youth Minister
Barry loves teens and it shows.  Having worked with our church family for almost 1.5 decades, Barry, Olivia and Trell are passionate about seeing the kingdom of Jesus come alive in the next generation.
Lori Rutledge
Childrens Minister
Lori is our newest, and in many ways our most important staff member.  The kingdom of heaven belongs to children, so how we impact and teach children matters greatly.  Lori and her husband Chaz have two beautiful children.
 
---Deacons
Our deacons perform the everyday work of servants.  These men, their wives, and their families serve so that we can better serve others.
 
 
 
Doug Boyd
 
 
 
David Calabrese
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shannon Cochran
 
 
 
Cody Culwell
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dan Dockray
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geoff Dockray
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Will Douthitt
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Hallum
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colby Leach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cody Mathews
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chaz Rutledge
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rodney Throgmorton
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelley Ward
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Josh Watts
 
 
DeWayne Wilkinson
 
 
Rick Zenor
 
 
 
 
Jay McCook