OUR MISSION

TO

SEE

EVERY PERSON

SAVED

AND

EVERY

SAVED PERSON

GROW

Our Pastor

My name is Eugene Terpay. One of my greatest passions is to see each person get to know Jesus and become more like him. I think the best way to do this is through, and in, the local church. Yes, the local church is a big deal and I'm incredibly blessed to lead Mercy Church. I've been married to my best friend Albina  for over a decade and together we've been blessed with 4 boys - Zeke, Daniel, Elliot, and Lucas. My hobbies revolve around my faith - listening to great preachers from the past, reading biographies, and learning about leadership. One of my favorite things about ministry is getting to meet so many incredible people and hear their stories. I would love to meet you.

Our Commitments 


Evangelism


We have been entrusted with getting the good news out to our city. 

God's Word


God's Word transforms us, so we gather in large and small community around the Word. 

Prayer


We cannot achieve any Kingdom advancement without the Spirit's power that comes through prayer. 

Discipleship


We have been entrusted with getting the good news out to our city. 

Community


People grow through accountability. 

Outreach


Meeting the hurting and broken is part of our calling as a local church.

Planting Churches Locally


Planting churches locally is the means to getting the Gospel to our city.

Organizational Excellence


A well ordered house maximizes the effectiveness of a believer's calling.

Care


Resources and crucial care must be extended to those who are going through difficult times.

Hospitality


Hospitality is the cure for loneliness. 

Every Age Ministries


Elementary, Middle School, and High School ministries are vital for discipling the youger generation.

Worship


Triune God is the one we adore and worship and he is central to everything we do. 

Our Beliefs


Bible

 

We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, verbally inspired by God, and without error in the original manuscripts. We believe that God’s intentions, revealed in the Bible, are the supreme and final authority in testing all claims about what is true and what is right. In matters not addressed by the Bible, what is true and right is assessed by criteria consistent with the teachings of Scripture.

Jesus

 

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Savior of all people, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, true God, and true Man. We believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and rose bodily again on the third day, and physically appeared to His disciples. We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven where He is exalted at the right hand of the Father.

Creation

 

We believe that God created the universe, and everything in it, out of nothing, by the Word of His power. We believe Adam and Eve were created by God in His image and likeness and are the historical parents of the entire human race; that they were created male and female equally in the image of God, without sin. They were appointed for differing and complimentary roles in marriage as a type of Christ and the church. Thus, marriage as designed by God is between one man and one woman.

Salvation

 

We believe Jesus Christ is the Good News. He came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions and was raised on the third day in victory. Thus, there is no other name nor means by which we are saved. Salvation is a gift of God received by faith alone. Faith is thus the sole instrument by which we, as sinners, are united to Christ, whose perfect righteousness and satisfaction for sins is alone the ground of our acceptance with God. This acceptance happens instantly when we believe.

The Church

 

We believe it is God’s will that the universal Church find expression in local churches in which believers agree together to hear the Word of God proclaimed, to engage in corporate worship, to practice the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to build each other’s faith through the manifold ministries of love, to hold each other accountable in the obedience of faith through Biblical discipline, and to engage in local and world evangelization. The Church is a body where each member matures and grows in their likeness to Christ. And each member should find a suitable ministry for His gifts; it is the household of God in which the Spirit dwells; it is the pillar and foundation of God’s truth in a truth- denying world; and it is a city set on a hill so that men may see the light of its good deeds – especially to the poor – and give glory to the Father in heaven.

Trinity

 

We believe in one living, sovereign, and all-glorious God, eternally existing in three infinitely excellent and admirable Persons: God the Father, fountain of all being; God the Son, eternally begotten, not made, without beginning, being of one essence with the Father; and God the Holy Spirit, proceeding in the full, divine essence, as a Person, eternally from the Father and the Son. Thus, each Person in the Godhead is fully and completely God.

Holy Spirit

 

We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, the Third Person of the Trinity; He convicts people’s hearts and brings them to repentance; He indwells those who confess that Jesus is Lord; He gives gifts to the Church. We believe that the gifts of the Spirit are manifested in the Church today as they did in the Early Church; the spiritual gifts are given to various members of the Church to build up the Body of Christ.

Fall

 

We believe that the first humans, Adam and Eve, were created by God in His image and were originally innocent but rebelled against God’s will and fell into sin. All of their descendants inherit the sinful nature, which hinders them from being fully human, which is to reflect God’s image. All persons are thus corrupt by nature, enslaved to sin, and morally unable to delight in God and overcome their own proud preference for the fleeting pleasures of self-rule.

Sanctification

 

We believe, nevertheless, that the faith, by which the gift of salvation is received, does not remain alone in the person saved, but produces, by the Holy Spirit, the fruit of love and leads necessarily to sanctification. We believe that God calls us to live in holiness and in His will, which we are able to fulfill only with the help of the Holy Spirit and through growing knowledge of God.

Future

 

We believe that when Christians die, they are made perfect in holiness, are received into paradise, and are taken consciously into the presence of Christ, which is more glorious and more satisfying than any experience on earth. We believe in the blessed hope that at the end of the age Jesus Christ will return to this earth personally, visibly, physically, and suddenly in power and great glory; and that He will gather His elect, raise the dead, judge the nations, and establish His kingdom. We believe that the end of all things in this age will be the beginning of a never-ending, ever-increasing happiness in the hearts of the redeemed, as God displays more and more of His infinite and inexhaustible greatness and glory for the enjoyment of His people.

What we hope to achieve by God's power. 

We would love to see you this Sunday!