St. Stephen Primitive Baptist Church in Decatur, AL is a Primitive Baptist ministry that organizes religious activities to help you learn more about God’s love and sacrifices for us. We believe that it is our responsibility to lead our community closer to the Lord. Allow us to help heal your wounds and guide you in your spiritual journey. Come and join us as we study the Gospel and rejoice in His glory.
What We Believe
We believe in only one true and living God, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29-30; 1 John 5:7)
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16; Romans 15:4; 2 Peter 1:2 0-21)
We believe in the doctrine of election that God chose His people in Christ before the foundation of the world. (Ephesians 1:4-6; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15; Titus 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:9)
We believe in the doctrine of original sin. (Genesis 3:6; Romans 3:12, 3:23, 5:12; Psalms 51:5)
We believe in man’s impotency to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature of his own free will and ability. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:22; 1 Peter 2:24)
We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Christ. (Romans 3:22-25, 5:8-9; Titus 3:5)
We believe that God’s elect shall be called, converted, regenerated, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:29-30; Malachi 3:17; II Thessalonians 2:13-15; 1 Peter 1:2; 11 Timothy 1:9)
We believe that the saints shall be preserved in grace and never fall finally away. (John 10:27-29; Romans 8:38-39; 11 Timothy 1:9; 1 Peter 1:4-5)
We believe in baptism, the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet are ordinances of Jesus Christ and that true believers are the subject, and the only true mode of baptism is by immersion Baptism. (Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19-20; Acts 8:36-38; Lord’s Supper, Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Washing of the Saints Feet, John 13:1-17)
We believe in the resurrection of the dead, the eternal judgment, and the punishment of the wicked and the joys of the righteous will be eternal. (2 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 14-15; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:41, 34, 46; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
We believe that no minister has a right to administration of the ordinances only such as are regularly baptized, called, and come under the imposition of hands of the Presbytery. (Acts 13:2-3; Titus 1:5)
We believe that none but regularly baptized members have a right to commune at the Lord’s Table. (1 Corinthians 11:24; Exodus 12:43)
We invite you to be a part of our Primitive Baptist ministry. Our church looks past the boundaries of race, social status, age, and gender because we believe that we are equal in the eyes of the Lord. Come by our church and expect us to welcome you with both arms open wide. If you need intercessory prayers, don’t hesitate to approach our one of our church leaders. Contact us to learn more about our Primitive Baptist congregation.