ABOUT US

THE ESSENTIALS WE BELIEVE

1. About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1,26-273:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 3:14

2. About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-514:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

3. About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make man aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer at least one spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-1314:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:123:16; Ephesians 1:135:18; Galations 5:25

4. About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:161:13; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105160; Proverbs 30:5

5. About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This “fallen nature” separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a59:1-2; Romans 3:23

6. About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty, (eternal death). When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one received Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

Romans 6:235:1; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:61:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26

7. About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this eternity.

John 10:28-29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:2510:10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

8. About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:1614:17; Romans 6:238:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

OUR MISSION

“That Stamping Ground / Scott County might know Christ”

It is our mission to follow the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. (Matthew 22:37-40 & Matthew 28:18-20)

That includes the five great purposes of the church which are:

To “Love God with all your heart” = Worship

To “Love your neighbor as yourself” = Ministry

To “Go…. make disciples” = Evangelism

To “Baptize believers” = Bring into the Fellowship

To “Teach them…all things” = Discipleship

A NOTE FROM OUR PASTOR

I want to take this opportunity to introduce you to Cedar Grove Baptist Church. It is our desire to lead our community and world to faith in Christ and prepare each individual to serve others in ways that would glorify God and bring people to trust in Christ.

Our church is involved with missions at home and around the world through the various programs in our church. We have taken several mission trips to Lynch, KY where we reached out to the community with many different projects for the families there.

Our home mission outreach includes UPWARD Basketball and Cheerleading. We at present are the home of Scott County Upward. It is our desire to provide a fun, learning time of the sport and at the same time bring children to faith in Christ through devotions and Scripture memorization during their practice time and their parents and guests during half time devotions on game days.

We are also involved with missions in Africa and India through Global Mission Fellowship supporting mission outreach and hands on building programs.

Cedar Grove is a family friendly church and we seek to meet the needs of families, young and old. We are excited to offer many opportunities for families in Sunday School classes, Junior and Little Church services and worship services, with nursery provided.

We also have Wednesday evening classes for our young people: Hands on Bible (2yrs – K); Children in Action (1st & 2nd grade); and Worship Arts Ministry or WAM (3rd – 6th grade). Our youth group meets on Wednesday evenings as well. There is a Men’s and Woman’s Bible study class that meet separate as well on Wednesday nights.

We would love to have you worship with us. If you have any questions about our church please feel free to contact me by calling the church or coming to visit anytime.

We pray God’s riches blessing upon you as you seek to find God’s place of service in His Kingdom work.

Darrell Taylor, Pastor

502-535-5147

OUR STAFF

DARRELL TAYLOR

PASTOR

Office (church): 502-535-5147

Cell: 859-533-1891

Brother Darrel Taylor has served as our Pastor since 1973.  In fact, Cedar Grove is the only church he has ever Pastored.  Brother Taylor is married to Judy Taylor Tucker.  They have 3 children (Scott, Jeff and Stacy Taylor Hawkins) and seven grandchildren (their joy in life).

God has blessed throughout the years.  When Brother Taylor first arrived, Cedar Grove Baptist had a simple box frame building constructed in 1880 and still used outhouses.  Under Brother Taylor’s leadership the church moved to its present location (2 miles from its original facilities) which consists of 15 acres.  In 1990 Cedar Grove built their first building on the property, an 8,000 square foot worship building which now serves as the Preschool, Children, and Student Ministry building.  In 2002 the church constructed a Multi-Purpose building that currently houses the Worship Center, Gym, Kitchen/Fellowship, and Adult Discipleship space.

Brother Darrel has also lead the church to conduct 10 mission trips to South Africa (where they have built 9 churches), 3 trips to Guatemala, 1 trip to India and Brazil.  Because of his love for Sunday School he has lead Cedar Grove to develop a strong multi-generational Sunday School program.  Because of his love for outreach and evangelism he has lead the church to develop the strongest Upward Program in our area.  Brother Taylor is active in the community by serving on the staff of Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgetown as well as having served as a deputy coroner in Scott County.  Brother Taylor’s hobbies includes wood working and reading the Bible as he has a deep deep love of the Word.

Cedar Grove is blessed to have a Pastor that loves God, preaches Jesus, believes the Bible, and loves his congregation!  He has faithfully done this at Cedar Grove for over 45 years and desires to continue do so for many years to come.  To God be the Glory!

JULIE POPP

WORSHIP LEADER

JENNIFER CELESTINO

CHILDREN’S DIRECTOR

DEACONS

“Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.” – 1 Timothy 3:8-12

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