What We Believe
The 66 books of the Bible are the inspired Word of God as originally written. The Bible is the only infallible source of truth by which we evaluate everything else.
There is one true God who is manifested in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three have existed from all eternity.
God created humans in His image to bring glory to Himself, but sin has separated us from Him. As a result of our sinfulness we are by nature alienated from God, headed for destruction, and in need of salvation.
God has lovingly provided salvation through His son who entered into this world in the person of Jesus Christ. He was born of Mary who was a virgin at that time. He lived a perfect life, died on the cross to pay the price for our sin, was buried, and rose from the dead. He ascended to heaven and will one day return to set up His kingdom on earth.
Salvation is available to all who repent and place their faith in Jesus. It is a free gift that is not earned or deserved, and is only available through Jesus.
There is a literal, eternal, heaven and hell.
He is the husband of Christy (46 years); the father of Kelly, Karis, Ben, Rachel, Megan, Katie, and Allison; the proud grandfather of 18 beautiful grandchildren.
He has been pastor of the Lockport Church for the last 31 years. Before that he attended Moody Bible Inst., Graduated from Grace College, and received his MDiv. from Grace Theological Seminary.