We Believe...

We Believe…
 

We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.

Our Core Values

We Are a Christian People
As members of the Church Universal, we join with all true believers in proclaiming the Lordship of Jesus Christ and in embracing the historic Trinitarian creedal statements of Christian faith. We value our Wesleyan-Holiness heritage and believe it to be a way of understanding the faith that is true to Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience.  more >>

We Are a Holiness People
God, who is holy, calls us to a life of holiness. We believe that the Holy Spirit seeks to do in us a second work of grace, called by various terms including “entire sanctification” and “baptism with the Holy Spirit”-cleansing us from all sin, renewing us in the image of God, empowering us to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbors as ourselves, and producing in us the character of Christ. Holiness in the life of believers is most clearly understood as Christlikeness. more >>

We Are a Missional People
We are a sent people, responding to the call of Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to go into all the world, witnessing to the Lordship of Christ and participating with God in the building of the Church and the extension of His kingdom (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 6:1). Our mission (a) begins in worship, (b) ministers to the world in evangelism and compassion, (c) encourages believers toward Christian maturity through discipleship, and (d) prepares women and men for Christian service through Christian higher education. more >>

For more information about the Church of the Nazarene and to find our Articles of Faith, please visit www.nazarene.org.

Meet Our District Superintendent

Pastor Chuck was elected by the Louisiana District Church of the Nazarene to serve as their District Superintendent at the 2014 District Assembly.  He and his wife Marsha reside in Alexandria, Louisiana where the district office is located.  He was born in Tennessee and grew up overseas on the mission field. He spent most of his formative years in the countries of Panama and Barbados. After graduating from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee, he completed his Master’s Degree at Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, where he was awarded the prestigious Clyde W. Meadows Church Administration Award (the highest honor, given each year to one graduate student, excelling in church administration) and then to Capella University where he has completed all but two of the classes to complete his PHD in Administration of Non-profits.  He is a graduate of the School of Large Church Management (tract 3) sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene, the Master’s Plan For Making Disciples sponsored by the Cali, Columbia Casa de Oracion (House of Prayer) Church of the Nazarene and is certified as a pastoral mentor / coach by the Leading to Serve organization, personally trained by Dr. Tom Nees, as a part of a pilot program for the denomination.

The Fountains have two children; Chip and Heather both of whom are married and each of them have children. They have five wonderful grandchildren Avery, Liam, Casey, Callum and Evangeline.

Pastor Chuck pastored for 35 plus years in Greenville, SC; Baltimore, MD; Bluffton, IN; and congregations in North Carolina and Alabama

Pastor Chuck loves to travel and meet new people.  He is passionately multi-cultural and missional.