My name is Eric D. Coates Sr., Pastor here at Southern Christian Ministries.
What a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You’ll discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you can have a life-changing experience with God.
At Southern Christian Ministries, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. We are a life-giving, multicultural church and our goal is to infuse life and God’s love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.
Together, we’re striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there’s relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.
So, if you are still just checking out the “church scene” and investigating the claims of Jesus Christ, thank you for allowing us to help you in your search. Or, if you are a committed Christ-follower who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Southern Christian Ministries.
We invite you to listen to our services. We offer services on-line, for your convenience, each week on Sunday. Just click on the Sermons link in the menu and you will be redirected to our online sermon studio.
Please contact us if you have any questions, or prayer requests .
God bless you,
Eric Coates – Pastor
Southern Christian Ministries
Southern Christian Ministries Statement of Beliefs
We believe - that Jesus Christ was the son of God, is God, was born of a virgin, was crucified for the sins of mankind, was resurrected on the third day, ascended into heaven, and is coming back soon to rule and reign for evermore.
We believe - that we are all by nature sinners. We can be only justified by grace through faith in the finished work of Christ on the cross, to receive redemption through his blood.
We believe - that the only way to eternal salvation is through personal belief that the blood of Jesus is all-sufficient for the penalty of sin and an acceptance of him into your life as Lord and Saviour.
We believe - in salvation by grace alone, and that salvation is immediate and eternal upon acceptance of Jesus as a one-time sacrifice for your sins, and not obtained through any works, sacraments, traditions, church membership, or merits of our own.
We believe - that once we have received that grace of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ, that we are forever held in His hand. Because our salvation is dependent on Him alone, we can never lose that salvation.
We believe - that by baptism we confess our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and testify of our death to sin and of our purpose to walk in newness of life. It is by immersion in water, an affirmation of faith in Jesus, and evidence and confession of repentance of sin. It is an outward symbol to the world, and an inward symbol of our faith, and a teaching of Jesus that all believers should follow.
We believe - in the Trinity: That God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit are three Persons present in one God.
We believe - that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead who convicts and calls sinners to repentance.
We believe - that the Bible is the original manuscripts and is the inspired Word of God, inerrant, authoritative, and accurate in all matters.
We believe - that those who die without Christ will have to endure an eternal and conscious existence in infernal agony, regret, and suffering God's wrath.
We believe - in the literal, second coming of Christ. In the resurrection of the righteous to everlasting life and the commitment of the unrepentant sinner unto everlasting punishment.
We believe - in the Supreme Authority of Jesus Christ, before whom every knee in heaven and on earth will bow, and that there is no other name under Heaven to approach the one and only true God, except through Jesus Christ, the one and only mediator between God and man.