Missionary Printer

Hello, my name is Mark Chartier. I came to the realization of my sin as a young boy, and remember the day that my mother sat down with me and showed me from the Bible how I could have my sins forgiven and not go to hell. In simple faith and the fear of the Lord, I fled from the wrath of God, and trusted in God’s Son to forgive me of my sins through His death, burial and resurrection.

At the age of 20, after getting back into church, I met Nickole. She started coming to Church with me, and one Wednesday night, after raising her hand that she was not sure she would go to Heaven, she was lead to the Lord by the pastor’s wife. That was in September of 2000. Soon after her salvation we felt it to be the will of God for us to be joined together in marriage. On July 14, 2001 we were joined in marriage at the Bible Baptist Church of Owosso, MI. Soon after our marriage, we had a desire to draw closer to God and went to Parker Memorial Baptist Church to attend the Lansing Baptist Bible Institute. On June 14th, 2004, God called me to full time service. Over the next few months of seeking God’s will, He led me to work with the Bearing Precious Seed and Local Church Bible Publishers ministries.

I quit my full time job and began working for the Lord. About a year into my service, Calvary Publishing was started, and the Lord has led me to be involved in this ministry along with the others. God has given me the ability to operate many different aspects of the ministry at Parker. I am not necessarily out in the limelight, but I am thankful for whatever the Lord has for me to do.

We appreciate everyone allowing us to print for them through Calvary Publishing. As you may know, I do not make any money off of the printing that I do. I completely rely on love offerings, and monthly support from God’s people. All that I ask from everyone is that you honestly pray and ask God what He would have you to do and give, and I will trust that it is the will of God for my life that you do what He tells you to do.

While visiting to fill the pulpit at Wolverine Baptist Church on December 20th, 2015, the Lord placed a burden on my heart to go and help this Church. After much prayer, seeking God’s will and council with my pastors we went and candidated at WBC. On February 21, 2016 I preached and the WBC voted us to become their pastor. The Lord allowed us to pastor there for almost four years. After much prayer, we knew the Lord was calling us back into full time Bible publishing work. We worked with the Church to bring in a new pastor and his family to take over where we left off.

At the start of 2020, we began deputation and look forward to helping, encouraging and exhorting churches in the area of world-wide missions.

We currently work as Missionaries with the Bearing Precious Seed, Local Church Bible Publishers and Calvary Publishing ministries.

After 17 years of marriage, in 2018, God blessed us with a beautiful baby girl named Hannah Rose Chartier. We truly are thankful to God for all His blessings!


What is Calvary Publishing?

Calvary Publishing (CP) is a non-profit ministry of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Jim Green. CP prints and publishes books, booklets, tracts, prayer cards, fliers, etc. to promote and encourage Baptists to write and publish books and other related material. CP prints at cost because it is a ministry and not a business.

CP strives to provide the most cost effective printing solutions for all of its customers. In order to do this:

  • Some projects are printed and assembled in-house
  • Some projects printing is out-sourced, while the finishing (trimming, folding, etc.) is done in-house
  • Some projects are completely out-sourced and shipped directly to you

To continue to provide these top-quality and inexpensive services, Calvary Publishing asks you to please consider a love offering in addition to the cost of your project.

CP is operated by Bearing Precious Seed missionary and printer, Mark Chartier. Bro. Chartier is supported solely by love offerings on printed projects and monthly missionary support.

What is Bearing Precious Seed?

Bearing Precious Seed (BPS) is a non-profit ministry of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Jim Green. BPS dedicated to printing the Word of God for free distribution to local church missionaries on the field. It is simply printing the Scriptures, and giving it freely to those who do not have it. The word of God has been committed to the local church (Romans 16:26). Therefore we believe the local church should have a major role in getting the printed Word of God to those who need it.

The goals of Bearing Precious Seed are:

  • to print the Word of God in every language of the world
  • to print enough Scripture portions for every person in the world


What is Local Church Bible Publishers?

Local Church Bible Publishers (LCBP) is a non-profit ministry of Parker Memorial Baptist Church, Pastor Dr. Jim Green. LCBP is not a business, but are equipping the saints with the Sword of the Spirit for the work of the ministry, by love serving one another. (Galatians 5:13)  We are able to provide you with all of these high quality King James Bibles at the cost of production partly because of our missionary families that keep our ministry running smoothly.

These Bibles are on the average 1/3 of the price you would pay for them in a bookstore. We believe that it is the Local Church’s responsibility to publish the Word of God, and we do not feel that we should make merchandise (a profit) of the Bible.  If we have been a blessing in saving you money, please consider a love offering to allow this wonderful ministry to continue to provide these great products.  Please spread the word about what the Lord is doing here. Please pray also for the ministry and the missionary families that labour in this great work.

Personal support can be sent to:

Parker Memorial Baptist Church • c/o Mark Chartier
1902 East Cavanaugh Road • Lansing, Michigan 48910

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Doctrinal Statement of Mark Chartier:

The doctrines of Mark Chartier are those of Parker Memorial Baptist Church

To set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us…that thou mightest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed, we set forth the commonly believed confession of faith held among us, as follows:

I. Of The Scriptures
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men supernaturally; that it has truth without any admixture of error for its matter; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the age, the only complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and opinions should be tried.

1. By “The Holy Bible” we mean that the collection of sixty-six books, from Genesis to Revelation, which, as originally written does not only contain and convey the Word of God, but IS the very Word of God.

2. By “inspiration” we mean that the books of the Bible were written by holy men of old, as they were moved by the Holy Spirit, in such a definite way that their writings were supernaturally and verbally inspired and free from error, as no other writings have ever been or ever will be inspired. II Tim. 3:16, 17; II Pet. 1: 19-21; Acts 1: 16; Acts 28:25; Psa. 119:160; Psa.119:105; Psa. 119:130; Luke 24:25-27; John 17:17; Luke 24:44; Psa. 119:89; Prov. 30:5, 6; Rom. 3:4; I Pet. 1:2, 3; Rev. 22:19; John 12:48; Isa. 8:20; Eph. 6:17; Rom. 15:4; Luke 16:31; Psa. 19:7-11; John 5:45-47; John 5:39.

II. Of The True God
We believe that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite intelligent Spirit, the maker and supreme ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness and worthy of all possible honor, confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Ex. 20:2, 3; Gen. 17:1; I Cor. 8:6; Eph. 4:6; John 4:24; Psa. 83:18; Psa 90:2; Jer. 10:10; Ex. 15:11; Rev. 4:11; I Tim. 1: 17; Rom. 11:33; Mark 12:30; Matt. 28:19; John 15:26; I Cor. 12: 4-6; I John 5:7; John 10:30; John 17: 5; Acts 5: 3,4; I Cor. 2:10, 11: Phil. 2:5, 6; Eph. 2:18; II Cor. 13:14.

III. Of The Holy Spirit
That the Holy Spirit is a divine person; equal with God the Father and God the Son and of the same nature, that He was active in the creation; that in His relation to the unbelieving world He restrains the Evil one until God’s purpose is fulfilled; that He convicts of sin, of judgment and of righteousness; that He bears witness to the Truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony; that He is the agent in the New Birth; that He seals, endues, guides, teaches, witnesses, sanctifies and helps the believer. John 14:16, 17; Matt. 28:19; Heb 9:14; John 14:26; Luke 1:35; Gen. 1:1-3; II Thess. 2:7; John 16:8-11; John 15:26, 27: Acts 5:30-32; John 3:5, 6; Eph. 1:13, 14; Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 11:16; Luke 24:49; John 16:13; John 14:26; Rom. 8:14; Rom. 8:16; II Thess. 2:13; I Pet. 1:2; Rom. 8:26, 27.

IV. Of The Fall Of Satan
We believe that Satan was once holy, and enjoyed heavenly honors; but through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell and drew after him a host of angels; that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god of this world. We hold him to be man’s great tempter, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy; the lord of the anti-Christ, and the author of all the powers of darkness-destined however to be finally defeated at the hands of God’s Son, and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a place prepared for him and his angels. Isa. 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:14-17; Rev. 12:9; Jude 6; II Pet. 2:4; Eph. 2:2; John 14:30; I Thess. 3:5; Matt. 4: 1-3; I Pet. 5:8; Zech. 1:3; I John 3:8; Matt. 13:25; Matt. 37:39; Luke 22:3, 4; Rev. 12:10; II Cor. 11:13-15; Mark 13:21-22; I John 4:3; II John 1:7; I John 2:22; Rev. 13:13, 14; II Thess. 2:8-11; Rev. 19:11; 16:20; Rev. 12:7-9; Rev. 20:1-3; Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41.

V. Of The Creation
We believe in the Genesis account of creation, and that it is to be accepted literally, and not allegorically or figuratively; that man was created directly in God’s own image and after His own likeness; that man’s creation was not a matter of evolution or evolutionary change of species, or development through interminable periods of time from lower to higher forms; that all animal and vegetable life was made directly, and God’s established law was- they should bring forth only “after their kind.” Gen. 1:1; Ex. 20:11; Acts 4:24; Col. 1:16, 17; Heb. 11:3; John 1:3; Rev. 10:6; Rom. 1:20; Acts 17:23-26; Jer. 10:12; Neh. 9:6; Gen. 1:26, 27; Gen. 2:21-23; Gen. 1:11; Gen. 1:24.

VI. Of The Fall Of Man
We believe that man was created in innocence under the law of his Maker, but by voluntary transgression fell from his sinless and happy state, in consequence of which, all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but of choice; and therefore under just condemnation without defense or excuse. Gen. 3:1-6, 24; Rom. 5:12; Rom. 5:19; Rom. 3:10-19; Eph. 2:1, 3; Rom. 1:18; Ezek. 18:19, 20; Rom. 1:32; Rom. 1:20; Rom. 1:28; Gal. 3:22.

VII. Of The Virgin Birth
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Ghost in a miraculous manner; born of Mary, a virgin, as no other man was ever born or can ever be born of woman, and that He is born the Son of God, and God, the Son. Gen. 3:15; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; Mark 1:1; John 1:14; Psa. 2:7; Gal. 4:4; I John 5:20; I Cor. 15:47.

VIII. Of The Atonement For Sin
We believe that salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God, who by appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin, honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made full and vicarious atonement for our sins; that His atonement consisted not in setting us an example by His death as a martyr, but was the voluntary substitution of Himself in the sinner’s place, the Just dying for the unjust, Christ, the Lord, bearing our sins in His own body on the tree; that, having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven and united in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfection. He is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate and an all-sufficient Saviour. Eph. 2:8; Acts 15:11; Rom. 3:24; John 3:16; Matt. 18:11; Phil. 2:7; Heb. 2:14; Isa. 53:4-7; Rom. 3:25; I John 4:10; I Cor. 15:3; II Cor. 5:21; John 10:18: Phil. 2:8; Gal.1:4; I Pet. 2:24; I Pet. 3:18: Isa. 53:11: Heb. 12:2; I Cor. 15:20; Isa. 53:12; Heb. 9:12-15; Heb. 7:25; I John 2:2.

IX. Of Grace In The New Creation
We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be born again; that the new birth is a creation in Christ Jesus; that it is instantaneous and not a process; that in the new birth the one dead in trespasses and in sins is made a partaker of the divine nature and receives eternal life, the free gift of God; that the new creation is brought about in a manner above our comprehension not by culture, not by character, nor by the will of man but wholly and solely by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the gospel; (f) that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith and newness of life. John 3:3; II Cor. 5:17; Luke 5:27,28; I John 5:1; John 3:6-7; Acts 2:41; Acts 16:30-33; II Pet. 1:4; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:1; II Cor. 5:19; Col. 2:13; John 3:8; John 1:12-13; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 5:9.

X. Of The Freeness Of Salvation
We believe in God’s electing grace; that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by a cordial, penitent and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth but their own inherent depravity and voluntary rejection of the gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation. I Thess. 1:4; Col. 3:12; I Pet. 1:2; Titus 1:1; Rom. 8:29, 30: Matt. 11:28; Isa. 55:1; Rev. 22:17; Rom. 10:13; John 6:37; Isa. 55:6; Acts 2:38; Isa. 55:7; John 3:15, 16; I Tim. 1:15: I Cor. 15:10; Eph. 2:4, 5: John 5:40; John 3:18; John 3:36.

XI. Of Justification
We believe that the great gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as believe in Him is Justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the gift of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done; but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood His righteousness is imputed unto us. Acts 13:39; Isa. 53:11; Zech. 13:1; Rom. 8:1; Rom. 5:9; Rom. 5:1; Titus 3:5-7; Rom. 1:17; Hab. 2:4; Gal. 3:11; Rom. 4:1-8; Heb. 10:38.

XII. Of Repentance And Faith
We believe that Repentance and Faith are solemn obligations, and also inseparable graces wrought in our souls by the quickening Spirit of God; thereby, being deeply convicted of our guilt, danger and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ and openly confessing Him as our only and all-sufficient Saviour. Acts 20:21; Mark 1:15; Acts 2:37, 38; Luke 18:13; Rom. 10:13; Psa. 51:1-4; Psa 51:7; Isa. 55:6, 7; Luke 12:8; Rom. 10:9-11.

XIII. Of The Church
We believe that a church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers associated by a covenant of faith and fellowship of the gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governing by His laws; and exercising the gifts, rights and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its officers of ordination are pastors, elders and deacons, whose qualifications, claims and duties are clearly defined in the Scriptures. We believe the true mission of the church is found in the Great Commission: First, to make individual disciples; Second, to build up the church; Third, to teach and instruct, as He has commanded. We do not believe in the reversal of this order; we hold that the local church has the absolute right of self government, free from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations; and that the one and only superintendent is Christ through the Holy Spirit; that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other in contending for the faith and for the furtherance of the gospel; that every church is the sole and only judge of the measure and the method of its cooperation; on all matters of membership, of policy, of government, of discipline, of benevolence, the will of the local church is final. Acts 2:41; Acts 2:42; I Cor. 11:2; Eph. 1:22, 23; Eph. 4:11; I Cor. 12:4, 8-11; Acts 14:23; Acts 6:5, 6; Acts 15:23; Acts 20:17-28; I Tim. 3:1-7; I Tim. 3:8-13; Matt. 28: 19, 20; Col. 1:18; Eph. 5:23, 24; I Pet. 5:1-4; Acts 15:22; Jude 3-4; II Cor. 8:23, 24; I Cor. 16:1; Mal. 3:10; Lev. 27:32; I Cor. 16:2; I Cor. 6:1-3; I Cor. 5:11-13.

XIV. Of Baptism And The Lord’s Supper
We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer; in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; with the authority of the local church to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem of our faith in the crucified, buried and risen Saviour, symbolic of our death to sin and resurrection to a new life, that is a pre-requisite to the privileges of a church relation and to the Lord’s supper; in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and wine are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination. Acts 8:36-39; Matt.3:6; John 3:23; Rom. 6:4, 5; Matt. 3:16; Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12; Acts 2:41, 42; Matt. 28:19, 20; I Cor. 11:23-28.

XV. Of The Perseverance Of The Saints
We believe that such only are real believers as endure unto the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and that they are kept by the power of God through faith unto eternal salvation. John 8:31, 32; Col. 1:21, 23; I John 2:19; Matt. 13:19-21; Rom. 8:23; Matt. 6:30; Psa. 121:3; Heb. 1:14; I Pet. 1:5; Phil. 1:6; John 10:28; John 10:29; John 16:8; Rom. 8:35-39.

XVI. Of The Righteous And The Wicked
We believe that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in His esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse and this distinction holds among men both in and after death, in the everlasting felicity of the saved and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost. Mal. 3:18; Gen. 18:23; Rom. 6:17, 18; Prov. 11:31; I Pet. 4:18; Rom. 1:17; I Cor. 15:22: Acts 10:34, 35; I John 2:29; I John 3:7; Rom. 6:16; I John 5:19; Gal. 3:10; Rom. 7:6; Rom. 6:23; Prov. 14:32; Luke 16:25; Matt. 25:34, 41; John 8:21; Luke 9: 26; John 12:25; Matt 7:13, 14.

XVII. Of Civil Government
We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interest and good order of human society; that the magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the King’s of the earth. Rom.13:17; II Sam. 23:3; Ex. 18:21; Acts 23:5; Matt. 22:21; Titus 3:1; I Pet. 2:13, 14; I Pet 2:17; Acts 5:29; Acts 4:19, 20; Dan. 3:17, 18; Matt. 10:28; Matt. 23:10; Rev. 10:6; Phil. 2:10, 11; Psa 72:11.

XVIII. Of The Resurrection And The Return Of Christ and Related Events
We believe in and accept the sacred Scriptures upon these subjects at their face and full value. Of the Resurrection, we believe that Christ rose bodily “the third day according to the Scriptures;” that He ascended “to the right hand of the throne of God;” “That this same Jesus which was taken up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven…” bodily, personally and visibly; that the “dead in Christ shall rise first;” that the living saints “shall be changed in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump;” “that the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of His Father David;” and that “Christ shall reign a thousand years in righteousness until He hath put all enemies under His feet.” Matt. 28:6, 7; Luke 24:39; John 20:27; I Cor. 15:4; Mark 16:6; Luke 24:2, 4-6; Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Luke 24:51; Mark 16:19; Rev. 3:21; Heb. 8:1; Heb. 12:2; Heb. 8:6; I Tim. 2:5; I John 2:1; Heb. 2:17; Heb. 5:9, 10; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; I Thess. 4:16; Matt. 25:13; Jas. 5:8; Mat. 24:42; Heb. 9:28; I Cor. 15:42-44; I Cor. 15:51-53; I Thess. 4:17; Phil. 3:20, 21; Luke 1:32; Isa. 9:6, 7; I Cor. 15:25; Isa. 32:1; Isa. 11:4, 5; Psa. 72:8; Rev. 20:1-4; Rev. 20:6.

XIX. Of Missions
The command to give the gospel to the world is clear and unmistakable and this commission was given to the churches.

Matt. 28:18-20, “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

John 20:21, “…as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.”

Acts 1:8, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Rom. 10:13-15, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”

XX. Of The Grace Of Giving
Scriptural giving is one of the fundamentals of the Faith.

II Cor. 8:7, “Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.”

We are commanded to bring our gifts into the storehouse (common treasury of the church) upon the first day of the week.

I Cor. 16:2, “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.”

Under grace we give, and do not pay, the tithe- “…Abraham gave a tenth part of all…” “…Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.” Heb. 7:2, 4

And this was four hundred years before the law, and is confirmed in the New Testament; Jesus said, concerning the tithe, “…these ought ye to have done…” Matt. 23:23.

We are commanded to bring the tithe into the common treasury of the church. Lev. 27:30. The tithe is the Lord’s. Mal. 3:10, “Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

In the New Testament it was the common treasury of the church. Acts 4:34, 35, 37, “…and brought the prices of the things there were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet…Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.”

Additional Statements of faith:

The King James Bible
We believe that the Holy Scriptures are the final authority in all matters of faith and practice for the Christian. We believe that the originals were given by God as holy men of God spake by the Holy Ghost (II Pet 1:21). We believe that all Scripture is given by inspiration of God (II Tim 3:16), and that the Holy Scriptures for English speaking people are found solely in the Authorized Version (commonly called the King James Version). We believe the Bible does not just contain the “principles”, “thoughts”, “ideas” or “message” of God, but that the Bible is a BOOK that you can hold in your hand, containing the 66 books of inspired canon, preserved for God’s people (Psa 12:6-7).

We believe in dispensationalism, that is, there are definite divisions in Scripture that must be observed (II Tim 2:15). We believe these periods of time are not ways of salvation, but rather are divinely ordered stewardships by which God directs man according to His purpose. We are pre-tribulational, pre-millenial, and believe in the literal return of Jesus Christ at the Second Advent (Rev 19). We believe all of these prophetic teachings are to be taken literally, so we reject the doctrines of amillenialism and post-millenialism. We believe there will be a literal White Throne Judgment of the dead, but that believer’s in Jesus Christ will not be judged there. We believe that all believer’s throughout the Church Age will be personally judged at the Judgment seat of Christ (II Cor 5, Rom 14:10-12).

Dress Standards
We believe that men should dress like men and ladies should dress like ladies, and that cross dressing is an abomination to the Lord (Dt 22:5). We believe that men and ladies ought to be modest in their own personal life as well as in the house of God. (I Tim 2:9, I Cor 14:40) We do this so that we may represent Jesus Christ to the best of our ability (Col 3:23, II Cor 5:20).

We do not believe that femininity and modest are only issues of the heart, lest it be in the heart and not manifest itself outwardly. The Bible commands modesty of apparel, not the heart (I Tim 2:9). We believe that a lady ought to be of a meek and quiet spirit and humble in the way she presents herself (I Pet 3:4).

We believe that men should be clean in appearance, and should present themselves as ambassadors for the Lord Jesus. (II Cor 5:20).

We believe in traditional, conservative music, in serving the Lord with reverential songs that lift up the spirit and have an emphasis in the music on the spirit. We believe in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs for the Christian (Eph 5:19, Col 3:16). We believe that it is NOT only the words that matter in a song, but also the music, that it be both reverential, strengthening for the child of God, and encouraging of spiritual activity. We disagree with the philosophy of using the music and beat of the world and giving it a “Christian spin”. This is our definition of “Contemporary” christian music.



Chartier 2020 Deputation Letter (download .pdf)

Pastor Jim Green Recommendation Letter (view/download.pdf)