Community groups are scattered local expressions of Third Coast Church. In these Groups you’ll discover more about God, develop friendships, serve the needs of our city and invite others to be a part of your group and our church.
The Bible: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired, and without error in the original manuscripts. It was written under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:16).
God: We believe in the Trinitarian God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – one God existing in three persons, together eternal, together equal in power (2 Corinthians 13:14) and of the same nature.
The Person and Work of Jesus: We believe Jesus is the Son of God, fully God and fully man. He is proof that God, who is Holy and above creation, wanted to be with His creation to save it. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died a bloody and awful death on the cross, and miraculously rose from the dead. Jesus paid the full penalty for our sin (penal substitutionary atonement), suffering the wrath of God (propitiation), and removing our shame (expiation) according to God’s predetermined plan. He has triumphed over the powers of Satan, sin, and death (Colossians 2:15).
The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity and came into the world to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ.
Humanity: We believe mankind was created in the image of God distinctly male and female, but through Adam’s sin all of mankind became separated from God by sin. As a result, men and women are born sinful, are radically bent towards evil and rebellion, are under the wrath of God, and they cannot save themselves. Everyone is in need of salvation that can only be supplied by the grace of God as it is revealed in the Gospel.
Chris and Erin are thrilled to serve Third Coast Church. Together, they have served in many ministry settings always with a desire to lead others to live a life fully devoted to Christ. Chris currently serves as the Vice President of Mission and Finance at Stark College and Seminary. Leading at the seminary while serving as Lead Pastor is an opportunity to blend his passion for discipleship with his education and desire to be a leader of leaders. Chris earned a Ph.D. in Ministry Leadership from Dallas Baptist University in 2018, and he also holds an MBA and Master of Arts in Christian Education from DBU. Erin serves as Special Education Teacher at Annapolis Christian Academy. They have two children: Emma is a student at DBU, and Caedmon is in high school.
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