We are a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a conservative Reformed and Presbyterian denomination.
- The Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
- There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
- All people are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
- Salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
- Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
- God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
- The Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
- Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
- We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
For more information on our beliefs read The Westminster Confession of Faith and Scripture proofs.
We desire to glorify God by fulfilling the Discipleship Imperative through the Apostolic Model of Ministry.
The primary purpose of WHPC is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. “For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:36, ESV).
The Discipleship Imperative
Before Jesus ascended to heaven he said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:18-20, ESV). Jesus gives one primary command, “Make disciples.” Three words “going,” “baptizing,” and “teaching” describe how to make disciples. So, Jesus calls his church to make disciples by evangelizing, enfolding people into the church, and studying the Bible.
The Apostolic Model of Ministry
The activities of a church making disciples are described in Acts 2. The church under the leadership of Jesus’ Apostles “devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…And all who believed were together and had all things in common…And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes…praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved” (Acts 2:42-47). Therefore, we seek to make disciples through Bible teaching, fellowship, corporate worship, and evangelism.