Section 1: Policy.  The government of this church is vested in the body of the believers who compose it.  It is subject to the control of no other ecclesiastical body, but it recognizes and sustains the obligations of mutual counsel and cooperation, which are common among Baptist churches.  Insofar as it is practical, this church will cooperate with and support the association and state convention affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
Section 2:  Doctrine.  This church receives the scriptures as its authority in matters of faith and practice.  Its understanding of Christian truth as contained therein is in essential accord with the belief of the Baptist churches as indicated in the affirmation of faith as adopted by this church.


The membership of this church shall consist of persons who confess faith on the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior, who have been baptized by immersion and who give evidence of regeneration by living consistently with their profession and with the views of faith, doctrine and practice of this church.