Our Beliefs

Ephesians 4:11-16
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.


We, the Galilee Baptist Church Louisa, state that our purpose is:

  • To build up the people in the Kingdom of God
  • We will organize every area of our church to live out the commands instructed by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:18-20.
  • Faithfully worshipping the Lord in Spirit and in Truth through prayer, praise, and glorification. (John 4:24Heb 10:25)
  • To seek and to save that which is lost by witnessing to all people everywhere the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8Matt. 28:17-20)
  • Studying and teaching God's Word in order to enable believers to be more Christ-like for ministry and service. (Eph 4:12-13II Tim 2:15)
  • Fellowshipping with believers, caring for and encouraging one another in the faith according to the teaching and deeds of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. (I Thes. 5:11)
  • To minister in Christian love to the needs of our church family, our community, and the world. (Gal 6:10)
  • To educate, train, license, oversee and ordain ministers of the gospel and to engage in activities to accomplish this purpose. (John 15:16)

We believe...

  • In one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired, inerrant, and trustworthy Word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings, and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.
  • That human nature derives from two historical persons, male and female, created in God's image. They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering and death.
  • That the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ and His bodily resurrection provide the only ground for justification, forgiveness and salvation for all who believe, and only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit, are true members of the Church, and will spend eternity with Christ.
  • That the Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ, that He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and that He comforts, guides, convicts and enables believers to live in ways that honor Him.
  • In the literal and bodily coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ for His church without spot or blemish to live forever with him in a world without end.



Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love.

To strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines.

To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel throughout all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to educate religiously our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.

To walk circumspectly in the world, to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment, to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale or use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to seek it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.