The Church Covenant


On November 30th, 1952, we the members of the Primitive Baptists living in the vicinity of Greenwood, Mississippi met and entered into the following covenant:

"Forasmuch as Almighty God, by His grace, has been pleased as we hope, to call us out of darkness into His marvelous light, and we all having been regularly baptized on profession of our faith in Christ Jesus, and have given ourselves to the Lord and to each other in a gospel way, to be governed and guided by a proper discipline, agreeable, as we believe, to the word of God; we, therefore, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by his assistance, covenant and agree to keep  up the discipline of the church of which we are members in the most brotherly love and affection toward each other, while we endeavor, punctually, to observe the following rules; in and if need be, in the most tender and affectionate manner, to reprove each other if we discover anything amiss in a brother or sister, to take the direction given by our Lord in Matthew eighteen, and not be whispering and backbiting; we also agree, if not providentially hindered, to attend our church meeting, and especially not to absent ourselves from the Communion service without a lawful excuse; not to neglect the defraying of the expenses of the church, and not to depart from the fellowship of the church without a regular dismission.  These things we covenant and agree to observe and keep sacred, in the name and by the assistance of the Holy Trinity."

Articles of Faith


We believe there is only one true and living God; the Father, Son and

Holy Ghost, and these are one.


We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the

Word of God, and the only rule of faith and practice.


We believe in the doctrine of election, and that God chose His people

in Christ before the foundation of the World, and that they are regenerated by the direct and immediate work of the Holy Spirit in time according to God's eternal purpose; but we do most positively deny the doctrine that God predestinated sin and wickedness.


We believe that man is unable, of his own free will and ability, to

recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature.


We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God by the

imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ alone.


We believe in the final preservation of the saints in grace to Glory

and that none of them shall finally be lost.


We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of

Jesus Christ; that true believers are the only proper subjects and immersion the only true mode of baptism.


We believe in the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead, and a

general judgment, and that the joys of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be eternal.


We believe that no minister has a right to administer the ordinances,

only such as have been called of God and come under the imposition of hands by a presbytery.

10. We believe that the children of God should hold membership in no

religious society other than the Church of Christ; and we object to our members affiliating with any organization, secret or otherwise, that uses a religious ritual, as their guide or other institution organized by men in the name of religion.


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