What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."
 - A.W. Tozer

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of Grenada Community Berean Church based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Gen. 1:1; Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10; Isa. 44:6; Isa. 45:22; Matt. 28:19; John 4:24; John 5:26;Col. 1:16-19; 1 Cor. 8:4


We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son who has neither beginning nor ending. He was conceived in the flesh by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is fully God and fully man. Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and arose bodily on the third day. He ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of God the Father as our only mediator, high priest and advocate. Matt. 1:23-25; John 1:1; John 14:3; Acts 4:12; 1 Cor. 15:3,4,20; Phil. 2:5-11; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Pet. 2:22

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit is God, the third person of the Trinity. He is a person, not a force. The Holy Spirit's ministries include convicting all people of sin; calling, regenerating, indwelling, and baptizing believers into the Body of Christ at conversion; setting them apart to a holy life; and guiding, teaching, keeping, and empowering them day by day. The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts to each believer according to His will for the building up of the church. We believe the primary evidence of the presence and filling of the Holy Spirit is the fruit of the Spirit rather than a miraculous sign. (John 3:5-8, 16:5-15; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4, 16:7-14; 1 Cor. 2:9-12, 3:16, 12:3-13, 13:8- 11; Gal. 5:16-25; Eph. 1:13-14, 5:18; Heb. 2:3-4)

The Bible

We believe the Bible, consisting of both the Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety, is the only divinely inspired, inerrant, objectively true, and authoritative written Word of God, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice. The divine inspiration of Scripture extends to each word of the original manuscripts, but not to the various copies or translations of Scripture. The Bible should be interpreted literally, grammatically, contextually, and historically. Deut. 29:29; John 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:15-17; 2 Pet. 1:21; 1 Cor. 2:13

The human race

We believe that both man and woman were created in the image of God to enjoy a personal relationship with Him. As a result of deliberate disobedience they fell from their sinless state, and they and all their descendants became sinners. Consequently, they cannot save themselves and apart from the grace of God in Jesus Christ, they are condemned to a place of eternal torment. Gen. 1:26-27; 2:7; Matt. 5:20-48; John 3:16-18,36; Rom. 2:6-16; 5:12-21; 6:23; 2 Thes. 1:6-9; Rev. 20:13-15


We believe we are saved solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ alone. This salvation was purchased by the substitutionary death and shed blood of Jesus Christ for the sins of every person and is offered to everyone as a free gift. The person who has trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior is eternally secure, and can enjoy the assurance of salvation. We believe that, at death, believers enter eternal glory and that unbelievers enter eternal torment. Acts 16:31; 20:20-21; Rom 3:28; 10:9; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; John 1:12; 3:16; 10:28; Eph. 2:8-9;Phil. 1:6

The Church

We believe that Christ is the Head of the Church, which is His body. All who have trusted in Him as Savior are members of it. Christians should commit themselves to worship, instruction, fellowship, stewardship, and service in a local church. The church is responsible to represent Jesus Christ in the world through godly living and evangelism. All believers are commanded to participate in two church ordinances, believers’ baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. Matt. 26:26-29; 28:18-20; Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:6-10; 4:11-13; 5:23-27; 1 Thes. 2:14; Heb. 10:25; 1 Pet. 2:9-10; 1 John 4:17


We believe that every believer has been sanctified, set apart with a perfect standing before God. As we yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit, we will experience spiritual growth in holiness, but we will not experience perfection in conduct. Future rewards are determined by our obedience to the Lord. Heb. 10:10; Phil. 3:12; Rom. 6:13-19; 1 Cor. 3:8

Ressurection (future events)

We believe, on a day known only by God the Father, Jesus will rapture His church to deliver it from the judgment that God will pour upon the earth. After this terrible period, the Lord Jesus Christ will return in glory to establish His Millennial Kingdom on the earth. This will be followed by the final judgment of the wicked in the lake of fire and eternal bliss for God’s children in a new heaven and a new earth. John 14:3; Acts 1:7,11; Rom. 8:1; 1 Cor. 15:20,23; 2 Cor. 5:10; Phil. 1:23; 1 Thes. 4:16-17; Rev. 11:15; 19:11; 21:5

For more information on what we believe and why please check out weareberean.org

Our History

The first gathering of believers under the name of Grenada Community Church took place in July, 1956. Two young men from Portland, Oregon, came to Grenada and held Vacation Bible School. The VBS stirred an interest in the community for a church, with the result that, on June 4, 1962, the Grenada Community Church was officially incorporated. The congregation originally affiliated with Village Missions.
In 1968 the church purchased the land we currently occupy, and built a new building (the current Children’s Wing), occupied on May 14, 1972. Under the ministry of Pastor Bob and Pat Daniels, the church grew to around 100.
In an exercise of faith, the congregation built a new Auditorium, (the current Youth room & Library) and occupied it in December of 1978. The church chose to join the Berean Fellowship in 1984. The new Worship Center was completed in 2004, and occupied on Easter Sunday that year.
Pastor John and Debbie Wetzig led the church from 1984-2016. Pastor Benji and Chelsea Hall served as Lead Pastor 2016- 2021. Pastor Phillip and Corrie Johnson became our current Lead Pastor in October, 2021.

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