History of Crawford Road Baptist Church
Crawford Road Baptist Church began as a mission of “Westside Baptist Church“ now (Lakewood Baptist Church) in 1947. The initial meetings were held in a tent near the intersection of “Crawford Road” now Highway 80 West and the 280 By-pass.
The church soon purchased nearby property
and began building their worship facility.
Our church values it’s history. The vision of the
original founders was to reach people with the saving message of Jesus.
That vision thrives in our current congregation today.
Belief and Purpose
What Crawford Road Baptist Church Believes;
About God – God is the creator and ruler of the universe. has eternally existed in three persons-
The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2:2; 1 Corinthians 13:14
About Jesus – Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heavens glory and will return again to earth to reign as; King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Mathew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-15, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
About The Holy Spirit – The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:1
About Man – Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of Gods creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called SIN his attitude separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27, Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
About Eternity -Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal live. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelations 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
About Salvation – Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self improvement or good works only by trusting in Jesus Christ as Gods offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sins penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Security – Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About The Bible -The Bible is Gods word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
About Baptism – Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus
and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation,
it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ.
Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2:8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
Lords Supper – The Lords Supper or Communion is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember His sacrifice for us and symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine or juice are symbols of Christs broken body and shed blood. The Lords Supper is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believers faith in the atoning work on the cross.
Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Our Purpose and Mission -Crawford Road Baptist Church Is to be faithful to the Great Commission. We would encourage you to join us in this effort by becoming a part of the G.R.O.W Team. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
“Matt 28:19-20 NIV