Garfield Baptist Church seeks to share God's love, salvation through Jesus Christ,
and to provide Christian growth and ministry to all people.
Worship TimesSunday Mornings9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Blended Morning Worship
CONNECT GroupsMeet Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Location91 Hwy. 86, Harned, KY 40144
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Pastor Scot Bratcher & Family
L-R: Storm, Tracy, Sarah, Scot & Shayne
GBC Sanctuary, Sunday School Rooms, Nursery & Office
Contact GBC @ 270.756.2916 and leave message to arrange for a ride.
GBC offers Nursery and Toddler Care.
The following is a short summary taken from our 1993 Homecoming handout,
"Celebrating the Past and Anticipating the Future" - submitted by Elvis Ford Egge
Garfield Baptist Church was founded in approximately 1900. After many long hours of hard labor, and much cooperation from everyone, the church was completed and the formal organization meeting was held on September 20, 1902.
The first Revival was held in the Fall of 1902. During the Revival, approximately 75 people became Christians.
On January 18, 1903 the church met and elected its first Deacons, and in July of 1903 the church became a Charter Member of the then new Breckinridge Baptist Association.
What We Believe
ResurrectionWe believe that Jesus Christ died a physical death on the cross and that he rose from the dead. His resurrection is the central point of our faith. It provides salvation (Romans 10:9-10) and ensures the resurrection of believers. (1 Corinthians 15:20-28; 2 Corinthians 4:13-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:14)
Triune Godhead - We believe in the one true and living God, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and Ruler of all things. He is infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, and is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
God the Father
God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed, to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ, who will deliver them into the Father's hands. (Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 4:6)
God the Son
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. He accomplished this redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God's righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption and justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him. (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Romans 3:24-26; Romans 8:3)
God the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin: that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead: that He baptizes all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ: that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, and fills those who are yielding to Him. Every believer is called to live in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit so that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God. (John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)
We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (2 Timothy 3:16). We understand this to mean that the whole Bible or Scriptures are inspired, in that holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21) to write the very words of Scripture. In the Scriptures, God completely reveals himself to man. The Bible is perfect and true, without any error. It reveals the principles by which God judges us and is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tested. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is revealed in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace. It cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost. This is true of all men; and except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10, 23) Christ's death on the cross and His blood serve as the atoning sacrifice that allows sinful mankind to be reconciled to a Holy and Righteous God. This reconciliation is available to anyone who repents of their sin and through faith accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (John 3:3-21)
Baptism and The Lord's Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper. The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. (Matthew 3:13-17; 26:26-30; 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; 14:22-26; Luke 3:21-22; 22:19-20; John 3:23; Acts 2:41-42; 8:35-39; 16:30-33; 20:7; Romans 6:3-5; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 21; 11:23-29; Colossians 2:12)
God in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. According to His promise, Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly in glory to the earth; the dead will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. Those who have not accepted Christ as Savior will be consigned to Hell, the place of everlasting punishment. Those who have accepted Christ as Savior in their resurrected and glorified bodies will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.