Baptism is not required to go to heaven, but it is a sign of obedience to God and a beautiful way of publicly declaring your decision to follow Christ. Christ commands His followers in Matthew 28:19 to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Remember that nothing we do will earn us salvation. Salvation is not about our actions, but about what Christ has done for us—the fact that He died for our sins. We must recognize our sin and ask forgiveness for it, but the Bible says that we are saved “by grace … through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). Grace is God’s undeserved mercy.

For more questions about Baptism or to schedule a time to be baptized, contact our staff below.


Chuck Locke

Executive Pastor: Pastoral Care & Missions

office: 334-792-9406 x2226