Education with Eternity in View

At Peoples Baptist Academy, our goal is to partner with parents for the best interest of the child. Our school is a ministry of Peoples Baptist Church. Founded by Pastor David McCoy in 1995, it carries his philosophy that the church and school should be an extension of the Christian home. It is our goal to provide excellent academic training integrated with a Biblical view of God and the world. We uphold the precepts set forth in the Word of God as the basis for all knowledge, and we endeavor to teach students not only how to make a living but also how to live. PBA exists to assist parents in helping their children to realize that it pays to serve God!

 

The Peoples Baptist Academy Statement of Faith

We believe that the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired of God
and are inerrant. We believe that God not only inspired His Word but preserved it,
and that the 1611 King James Version of the Bible is the preserved Word of God for us.
(II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:19-21)

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
equal in essence, while distinct in personality and function.
(Matthew 28:19; I Corinthians 8:6)

We believe that God created the heaven and the earth, according to the Genesis account of creation.
(Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of Mary, a virgin, and is the God-man.
(John 1:1, 14; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 7:14; Galatians 4:4)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as the substitutionary sacrifice for all men and
that His blood atonement is unlimited in its power to save.
(Isaiah 53:4-11; II Corinthians 5:14-21; John 3:5-8; I John 2:12)

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into Heaven,
and in His position there as High Priest and Advocate.
(Matthew 28:1-7; Acts 1:8-11; I Corinthians 15:4-9; Hebrews 4:14-16)

We believe that man was created in the image of God,
that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but spiritual death
which is separation from God, and that death passed upon all men.
(Genesis 1:26-27; 3:1-6; Romans 5:12, 19; 3:10-13; Titus 1:15-16)

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again
into the family of God. 
(John 1:12-13; 3:3-16; Acts 16:31; Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the agent of the new birth through conviction and regeneration
and that He seals, indwells, and baptizes every believer into the body of Christ at the moment of conversion.
We believe that the Holy Spirit fills, empowers, and distributes service gifts to believers,
but that sign gifts were restricted to the Apostolic Age.
(Genesis 1:1; Exodus 20:11; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 11:3)

We believe in the eternal security of the believer,
that one who is saved is kept forever by the power of God.
(John 6:39, 49; 10:28-29; Romans 8:35-39)

We believe in "that blessed hope"--the personal, pre-millennial,
pre-tribulational and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  
(Titus 2:13; John 14:1-3; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; I Corinthians 15:51-58; II Thessalonians 2:1-13)

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust,
the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
(Matthew 25:31-46, Luke 16:19-31; I thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 21:1-8)

We believe that the local church is the agency through which God has chosen
to accomplish His work in the world. A New Testament Baptist church is an organized body
of believers, immersed upon a profession of faith in Jesus Christ, having two offices (pastor and deacon),
congregational in polity, autonomous in nature, and banded together for work, worship, edification,
the observance of ordinances, and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.
(Acts 2:41-47; Ephesians 3:10; Matthew 28:18-20; I Timothy 3;
I Peter 5:1-3; Ephesians 1:22; Romans 16:17)

We believe that the scriptural ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord's Supper;
that baptism by immersion is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
and that the Lord's Supper should be partaken of by baptized believers,
who have acted in obedience to Christ's command, to show forth His death "till He come."
(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; 8:26-39; I Corinthians 11:26)