ABOUT Us


Leadership

  • Caleb Groteluschen - Lead Pastor

    Caleb Groteluschen’s life was changed when he surrendered to Jesus at a young age. Growing up in Wyoming, Caleb desired to see Christ proclaimed in the west.

     

    Caleb met his wife, Courtney, while attending Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. He also holds a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

     

    The Groteluschen family enjoys the outdoors, fly-fishing, sports and barbeque. Their son, Grayson, was born in 2017.

  • Andrew Hardiman - Executive Pastor

    Andrew Hardiman grew up in south Alabama, where he accepted Jesus as his savior at the age of six. He has previously served the church as a Bible study teacher, summer camp counselor, and student ministry assistant.

     

    Andrew is a 2014 graduate of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received the Masters of Divinity degree in Christian ministry. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

     

    Andrew and his wife, Marisa, have one daughter, Laney, and a son, Luke, born in May 2017. The Hardimans love traveling, playing board games and cheering Auburn football.

Beliefs

Scripture

We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, written by man without error. It is God’s revelation, a true testimony of Jesus Christ and the redemption that He brings.


God

We believe there is only one living and true God who is the Creator, Ruler, Sustainer and Redeemer of the universe. He is perfect and all powerful. God reveals Himself through a triune relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Mankind

Man is created in the image of God as the crowning act of creation. God created humanity as part of the goodness of creation. Man was created innocent and given choice. Man sinned against God and brought sin upon all humanity.

 

All men inherit a nature inclined toward sin, and are born as condemned transgressors. Only by God’s grace can we be reconciled back to God and fulfill his creative purpose. As image bearers of God, people of every race possess full dignity and life worthy of respect.


Salvation

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man. It’s offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Christ obtained eternal redemption for all believers. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification and glorification. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Salvation is God’s work in redeeming man


The Church

The Church is a self-autonomous body of believers who have professed faith in Jesus Christ and have been baptized. Each local church operates under the Lordship of Christ, understanding each member as accountable to the Lord. Each church’s purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.


Baptism and the Lord's Supper

We believe there are only two ordinances that are to be observed by the local church. Baptism is by immersion for all believers. It symbolizes death to sin and being raised by Christ to obediently walk in new life. It also echoes Christ’s own death, burial, and resurrection. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act where believers memorialize the death of Christ and look forward to the day that He returns.


Last Things

God, in His own time and way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return in glory to the earth and judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. The righteous will receive their reward and dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.


Evangelism and Missions

We believe it is a privilege and responsibility of all believers to carry out the Great Commission—to make disciples of all nations. Missionary effort, both next door and across the globe, comes as a spiritual necessity of the new life in Christ.


The Family

The family is a God ordained institution composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood or adoption. Marriage is the union of one man and one woman under God’s framework. Marriage models the way in which God relates to His people. Also, children are a blessing from the moment of conception.


Gender

God created mankind male and female both created in the image of God. As such, they are equal in value, dignity and worth, but different in function. God instituted monogamous marriage as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. We perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament.