About

Who We Are

Our Prayer is that this page be helpful to you. The church of Christ lives by no man-made creed; therefore, what is below is not a creed of any kind – It is only a list of common questions others have about the church. We have provided with them answers that we feel the Bible answers for us. Please take your time as you look through this page and email us, call us, or come by and see us with any questions you may have.

It is our desire to follow the commands as found in the Bible and to be as near like the church founded in the first century.  We are Christians based on obedience to the gospel of Christ exactly like those on the day of Pentecost.  There is no authority except God, who has given us his inspired word to obey.

Now that you are aware of a church in the 21st century which is built according to the blue prints of Christ’s original church, why not become a member of it? In becoming a member of it, you will be called upon to do nothing which you cannot read in the New Testament. You will then live and worship just as the apostle-guided Christians of the first century did.

Not only is this return to New Testament Christianity a wonderful basis upon which all believers in Christ can unite, it is absolutely solid ground. If we do just what our Lord commanded we know that our salvation is certain. Come with us as we go back to the Bible, back to Christ and his church!

Email us at office@westmainchurch.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the West Main congregation of the Lord’s church is to carry on the mission given to the church you read about in the New Testament. We seek to:

  • Glorify and honor God through prescribed worship (John 4:24)
  • Preach the gospel of Christ to all the world (Matthew 28:19-20)
  • Equip and build up fellow Christians (Ephesians 4:1-17)
  • Help the poor and down-trodden (Matthew 25:35-40; James 1:27).

Core Beliefs

  • Jehovah God is Sovereign, the creator of the Universe, and it is our duty to love Him as our Father with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.
  • Jesus is the Christ, the son of God, who died on the cross for the remission of our sins and is seated at the right hand of God in Heaven
  • The Holy Spirit is one of the Godhead with God the Father and Jesus the Christ; He is given as a gift after baptism, He is our assurance of eternal life.
  • The gospel is the good news concerning the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, there is salvation in no other.
  • Salvation is received through individual obedience to the gospel call by believing that Jesus is God’s only son, repenting of sins, confessing that Jesus is the Christ, being baptized by immersion in water for the forgiveness of sins and then pursuing a faithful life with Jesus as Lord.
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God and is the sole authority given for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be adequately equipped for every good work.

Answers

The church of Christ lives by no man-made creed; therefore, what is below is not a creed of any kind – It is only a list of common questions others have about the church. We have provided with them answers that we feel the Bible answers for us. Please take your time as you look through this page and email us, call us, or come by and see us with any questions you may have.

The word baptize comes from the Greek word “baptizo” and literally means, “to dip, to immerse, to plunge.” In addition to the literal meaning of the word, immersion is practiced because it was the practice of the church in apostolic times. Still further, only immersion conforms to the description of baptisms as given by the apostle Paul in Romans 6:3-5 where he speaks of it as a burial and resurrection.

No. Ministers or evangelists of the church have no special prerogatives. They do not wear the title of Reverend or Father, but are addressed simply by the term Brother as are all other men of the church. Along with elders and others they do counsel and advise those seeking help.

It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord’s day. A central part of the worship is the eating of the Lord’s supper (Acts 20:7). Unless providentially hindered, each member considers this weekly appointment as binding. In many instances, as in the case of illness, the Lord’s supper is carried to those who are hindered from attending the worship.

As a result of the distinctive plea of the church – a return to New Testament Faith and practice – acapella singing is the only music used in the worship. This singing, unaccompanied by mechanical instruments of music, conforms to the music used in the apostolic church and for several centuries thereafter (Ephesians 5:19). It is felt that there is no authority for engaging in acts of worship not found in the New Testament. This principle eliminates the use of instrumental music, along with the use of candles, incense, and other similar elements.

Yes. The statements of Christ in Matthew 25, and elsewhere, are taken at face value. It is believed that after death each man must come before God in judgment and that he will be judged according to the deeds done while he lived (Hebrews 9:27). After judgment is pronounced he will spend eternity either in heaven or hell.

Each first day of the week the members of the church “lay by in store as they have been prospered” (1 Corinthians 16:2). The amount of any individual gift is generally known only to the one who gave it and to the Lord. This free-will offering is the only call which the church makes. NO assessments or other levies are made. No money-making activities, such as bazaars or suppers, are engaged in. A total of approximately $625,000 is given at the WMCC on this basis each year.

No. At least, there is no creed in the usual sense of the word. The belief of the church is stated fully and completely in the Bible. There is no other manual or discipline to which the members of the church of Christ give their allegiance. The Bible is considered as the only infallible guide to heaven.

In the salvation of man’s soul there are 2 necessary parts: God’s part and man’s part. God’s part is the big part, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift if God; not of works, that no man should glory” (Ephesians 2:8-9). The love which God felt for man led him to send Christ into the world to redeem man, (John 3:16). The life and teaching of Jesus, the sacrifice on the cross, and the proclaiming of the gospel to men constitute God’s part in salvation.
Though God’s part is the big part, man’s part is also necessary if man is to reach heaven. Man must comply with the conditions of pardon which the Lord has announced. Man’s part can clearly be set forth in the following steps:
Hear the Gospel. “How shall they call on him whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe him whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14).
Believe. “And without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing unto him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that seek after him” (Hebrews 11:6).
Repent of past sins. “The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent” (Acts 17:30).
Be baptized for the remission of sins. “Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit’” (Acts 2:38).

  • “And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord…” (Acts 10:48)
  • “…we are buried with Him in baptism…” (Romans 6:4 & Colossians 2:12).
  • “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free – and have all been made to drink into one Spirit” (1 Corinthians 12:13).
  • “There is also an anti-type (a like figure) which now saves us, namely baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,” (1 Peter 3:21).

Live a Christian life. “Ye are an elect race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that ye may show forth the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Mark 16:15-16 "And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.""

Our Leaders

Chuck Tharp

Chuck Tharp

Elder

Earl Nichols

Elder

Ronnie Crosswhite

Elder

chris cox

Chris Cox
Adult Education

danny cox

Danny Cox
Property Management

Bill Almon
Edification

Curry Harsin
Personal Work

Mark Carnathan

Mark Carnathan

Charles McGee

Charles McGee
Caregiving

Duke Loden
KIT Teams

Jeff Welford

Jeff Welford
Accounting

Jimmy Spencer
Electronic Media

James Taylor
Missions

Brad Crosswhite

Brad Crosswhite
Missions & Benevolence

Corey Cagle

Corey Cagle
Finance & Worship

Blaine Holliday

Blaine Holliday
Youth Education

Chris Johnson
Youth