Who we are and what are we about

Most people who connect with Open Door would describe us as a church that loves well, leading with genuineness and authenticity. Also, many have added that we are a place of healing and one of the healthiest churches they have come to know. For over 50 years, Open Door has held firm to the belief that…God desires an authentic, intimate relationship with every person, regardless of their past sins, old wounds, or church experience. The absolute best way to get to know us is spend a few weeks with us and checking out all the Open Door family has to offer. Who we are is best reflected by our values below:

  • Go make disciples

    ~ By intentionally reaching out to others and sharing the love of Jesus with them.

    Matthew 28:19-20

    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

  • Grow in our faith

    ~ By learning and applying the word of God, centered in the Good News of Jesus Christ

    2 Tim 3:16-17

    All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

    ~ By serving one another faithfully and selflessly

    1 Peter 4:10

    Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

  • Love God and others

    ~ By growing in our relationship with God

    Matthew 22:37,39

    Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

    ~ By intentional authentic relationships with others

    1 Peter 1:22

    ".......love one another deeply, from the heart."

What We Believe

The Bible...

We believe only the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the supreme and final authority in faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21)


We believe in one God existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are coequal and coeternal. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19)

Jesus Christ...

We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, who became man without ceasing to be God. We believe in His virgin birth. We believe in His substitutionary and sacrificial death as the necessary atonement for the sins of all mankind -- making salvation free and available to all who trust only in Him. We believe in His bodily resurrection and ascension; and in His personal, visible, premillennial return to earth to reign as King and to consummate God's plan for history. (John 1:1; Luke 1:34, 35; I Peter 2:24; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 20:4-6; John 1:29; I John 2:2)

The Holy Spirit...

We believe in the personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit. We believe in His ministry of convicting the world of sin and interceding for and permanently indwelling every believer for a life of victory and service. His mission is to occupy our minds with Christ, not with our own experiences. (John 14: 16, 17; John 16:7-15; Romans 8:26, 27)


We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God. We believe that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, in the case of those who reach moral responsibility, become sinners in thought, word, and deed. (Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:12)


We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are, at that moment, justified on the grounds of His shed blood, born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God, having passed from death unto everlasting life.(John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8, 9; Romans 5:1; I John 5:13)

Human Destiny...

We believe in the eternal blessing of believers in God's presence and the eternal, conscious punishment of unbelievers. (John 10:27-29; Luke 16:22-31; Mark 9:43-49)


We believe Christ instituted the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper to be observed by all believers until His return. (Matthew 28:19, 20;I Corinthians 11:23-26)