We trace our roots to the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, which later produced the Westminster Confession of Faith. This Confession, together with the Westminster Assembly's Larger and Shorter Catechisms, summarizes the system of doctrine taught in the Bible. This statement of Bible teaching is sometimes called 'The Reformed Faith.'
We believe that the Bible alone gives us the truth about who God is, what He has done, and how we may please Him. The Bible teaches that God the Father gave up His Son, Jesus Christ, to death on the cross to pay the penalty for the sins of His people.
We want to share with you the blessings that come from a personal relationship with God through the risen Lord Jesus Christ. We seek to do this through preaching the Word of God and personal example.
Why the name 'Orthodox'?
The 'ortho' in our name comes from the Greek term for 'straight.' The 'dox' comes from the Greek term for 'thinking.' At Sovereign Grace Church you will find straight preaching and teaching of the Word of God.
Why are we called 'Presbyterian'?
The Bible says groups of godly men with experience and wisdom, 'elders' are to exercise oversight of God's people in the local church. Presbyterian is derived from the Greek word 'Presbuteros,' which is often translated 'elder' in the Bible. Our members take comfort from the loving care of the elders of Sovereign Grace.
Our worship is classical.
We are not tied either to the past or to the present, but to the Word of God. We believe it is very important to worship God exactly in the manner He has commanded us to worship. We want everything in the worship service to be God-centered, and therefore done to please Him. Worship at Sovereign Grace Church is simple, dignified, and joyful!
Sovereign Grace Church is a place where both young and more mature Christians are challenged to grow in faith and devotion to Jesus Christ.