What We Believe
God heard a cry, he heard a moan, and he heard a groan! A little Evangelist by the name of Evangelist Julia Beatrice Ricks had been petitioning God since 1968 after her relocation from Los Angeles, California to send someone to start a church in San Jose, California. Being a faithful dedicated Sabbath Keeper and Prayer Warrior she had Sabbath School and Bible Study in her home with her grandchildren and anyone who came to visit. When Apostle Larry Hamner and his wife Sandra, moved to San Francisco, in 1979 Evangelist Ricks thought that her prayer had been answered but God lead her to keep praying assuring her he would “send someone to San Jose.” In 1981 God lead Bishop Ronald Brown of Cincinnati, Ohio to move to San Jose. He, his wife, Connie, their six small children, and one of the young Lockland, Ohio members, Brenda Snell packed up and move 3,000 miles in answer to Evangelist Ricks’ prayer.
We Believe the entire Bible, both the Old Testament Scriptures (Masoretic text) and the New Testament (Textus Receptus), preserved for us in the King James Bible. It is the inspired, authoritative Word of God, therefore the supreme and final authority in all matters of salvation. (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:18-19).
We believe in repentance of sins and baptism in water by immersion. We also believe that one must be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38
Indwelling of the Holy Ghost
We believe that without the Holy Spirit, there is no salvation and that the baptism of the Holy Ghost and speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance is not an option in the life of the believer. Romans 8:9, Acts 19:2, I John 4:4
The Oneness of God
We believe that Yahweh is the only God and that he is one; we also believe that Jesus is the son of God and walked among us as the express image of the Father. Deuteronomy 6:4, Hebrews 1:1-3
We believe in observance of the seventh day Sabbath and the annual Holy Festivals of God. Leviticus 23:1-44
A God Given Diet
We believe in adhering to the biblical principle of a holy diet for a holy people. Hebrew scripture and the writings of the New Testament both prescribe dietary guidelines for believers. Leviticus 11:44-47, Acts 15:20, Acts 15:29, Acts 21:25
The purpose of this statement of faith is to set forth the five core principles of the common faith and salvation in which we believe. Be it also known that Christ and his love for man-kind are the foundation for our relationship with God, the focus of our faith, and the motivation for all we do as ambassadors of the body of Christ.