About Us

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:30-31

Our Mission

Because we have been redeemed and made new in Christ, we are compelled to proclaim the gospel, the only hope for the billions who have never heard of Jesus.

Psalm 96:3 – “Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.”

Our Core Values

Prayer

Believing that prayer is the greatest weapon given for our spiritual warfare, we desire to become a people of genuine prayer. Real prayer produces real encounters with God as we do life together.

Psalm 145:18 – “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.”

Matthew 21:13 – Jesus said, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a ‘den of thieves.”


Promoting The Gospel

Believing it is the Gospel, the Good News of Jesus, and His love for all mankind that matters, we are committed to sharing the gospel with our community and the world.

Acts 1:8 – “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Preparing For The Harvest

Believing that God will answer the prayers of His people, we will look to the future with great expectation and prepare to receive the harvest of souls that God will add to His church. We seek to become disciples who will make disciples, who will then in turn make disciples.

Matthew 28:19-20 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Meet The Team

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Rusty Craig

Senior Pastor


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Mike Vickers

Minister of Music & Education

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Allen Hamlin

Interim Youth Minister


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Cathy Parker

Financial/
Administrative Assistant

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Lydia Stewart

Administrative Assistant

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Naomi Hill

Church Pianist

What We Believe

We believe that Jesus has eternally existed as the Son of God. As a part of the narrative story of God’s redemption, Jesus became human. In other words, God became one of us. The church describes this as the Incarnation. The redemption narrative, which we call the Bible, continues as Jesus not only becomes human, but is born to a virgin and lives a sinless, perfect life on earth, allowing him to make right everything that had been done wrong in Adam. Jesus chose to die on a cross as a sacrifice for the penalty that should have been ours and his resurrection three days later made new life possible for us in this life and the next. What Jesus did during his time on earth and the character of his being provide a consistent reminder of what we should be about with our lives.
We believe that God has eternally existed. God himself shows us his desire for relationship by being relational in himself. He has continually revealed himself as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each part of what we know as the Trinity has distinct personal attributes, but these do not divide the nature or essence of God’s being. Being created in God’s image means that God is in himself relational and that He created man to be in relationship with Himself.
In our worship celebrations or gatherings, as some people call them, there are two recurring symbols: baptism and the Lord’s Supper (also known as the Eucharist). In Scripture, baptism followed the decision of a person to surrender one’s self to God for salvation in Jesus Christ. Through baptism, we announce our commitment to the church and our desire to live a life following the example of Jesus Christ. In the Lord’s Supper, we celebrate the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross, through which we have the forgiveness of our sins. We believe that this meal is a memorial to that sacrifice. We do not subscribe to the idea that Christ is present in the elements themselves, but we do believe in the presence of Christ with and in His church as they share this meal as His body. Both of these are important symbols that refocus us on the center of our lives: Jesus.
We believe that God created man in the image of God. Because of this, each and every human being possesses great dignity and is worthy of our respect and love. God confirms his love for each and every person when He sent His own son to die on the cross so that we might be able to be in relationship with Him through salvation in Jesus. In Genesis, God created man to rule over the earth; therefore we are stewards of the earth and the resources it contains. We believe that we will be held accountable for that stewardship, along with the stewardship of our gifts, talents, and the provision God makes in our lives on a regular basis.
The church has never been, nor will ever be perfect. However, its shortcomings cannot deter us from our purpose as God’s primary instrument of change in the world. We know that we were designed for community with other people, and the place of greatest community in the world should be the church. The church is not a corporation or a massive company. It is a new humanity created by the resurrection of Jesus Christ that expresses itself as a community of faith in Christ. The Scriptures describes it as a body or a family. Our church takes seriously our role to serve our community and exist as a place that offers people hope and purpose, even as we challenge people to discover and live a Christ-centered life.
By confessing your sin to God, putting your trust in Jesus and what His death and resurrection made possible for you, and surrendering your life to God’s purposes, you can begin a personal relationship with Jesus. We believe that when we begin that relationship, the Spirit of God enters our being – we call it the Holy Spirit – and that Spirit not only becomes our guide, but it continues the process that began at our point of surrender – moving us from a life of sin to a life where we resemble the person of Jesus Christ.

Get in Touch


We always love to hear from our community. Feel free to drop in or contact us during our business hours.

Service Times


Sunday School9:30am

Sunday Morning Worship 10:30am

Sunday Evening Worship 5:30pm


Contact


Address 83558 Hwy 9, Ashland, AL 36251

Phone 256.354.7958

Email fbcashlandal@gmail.com