Statement of Faith

New Hope Baptist Church is a Reformed Baptist Church which gladly holds to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith and which is striving, by God's grace, to worship, walk, and witness in a manner which pleases our Lord. We are a Christ-centered Church that is eager to exalt His Name in all that we do!


New Hope Baptist Church of St. Marys exists for the glory of God. We are committed to the proclamation of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. We embrace the orthodox, historic, and confessional faith handed down by our Reformation, Puritan, and Baptist forefathers. The confessional standard of our church is the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith.


Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the Law, suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose hand He ever liveth to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest and King of the Church, and Sovereign of the Universe.


Saving faith is the belief, on God's authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness.


Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickeneth the dead in trespasses and sins enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God's free and special grace alone.

What is a Reformed Baptist?

In this message, Pastor Savastio of the Reformed Baptist Church of Louisville, KY, highlights numerous key distinctives of Reformed Baptist churches over against broad evangelicalism.

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