We spur one another to Love God, Love our Neighbors, and Love people from all Nations.


Statement of Faith

The Trinity – We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; we believe that these are equal in every distinct perfection, and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption. (Deuteronomy 6:4; John 10:30).

Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is God’s eternal Son, who has precisely the same nature, attributes and perfection as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We believe further that He is not only true God, but true man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven, His priestly intercession in heaven, His priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible return from heaven. (John 1:1; John 1:14; I Peter 1:18-19; I Corinthians 15:4-7).

Unity – We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (John 17:20-22; Acts 4:32; I Corinthians 1:10, 12:13; Romans 12:4; Galatians 5:14-15; Ephesians 4:3-6, 16; I John 2:9-11).

The Last Things – We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and lost, the eternal existence of all people either in heaven or hell, in divine judgements, rewards and punishments. (John 3:16; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15).

Separation of Church and State – We believe that each local church is self-governing and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority. We further believe that every human being is directly responsible to God in matters of faith and life and that each one should be free to worship God according to the dictates of conscience. (Acts 5:29).

Our Creed

The West Salem Baptist Church Family

We gather together because we believe we have a relationship with God, our Creator, and Father, through Jesus Christ, his Son, and our Savior.

He, though absolutely innocent, took upon himself all our sins and sinfulness in his death on the cross. He was then raised from the dead as the forerunner of God’s gift to us of eternal life; life forever in relationship with God.

We now enjoy an intimate and growing relationship with our Father in heaven and are empowered by God’s Holy Spirit to live as God first intended; to live lives that please Him in every way.

Although, at times, we stumble and fall, relying upon God’s love and patience, and acknowledging our failure, we continue on knowing that God has forgiven our sin and continually cleanses us from every kind of wrongdoing.

We are committed together to cooperating with the Holy Spirit and others to bring at least one pre-Christian one step closer to Jesus Christ this week.