About Us

We are a Bible based, family oriented and community minded congregation in affiliation with the Christian Baptist Fellowship International (CBFI), the North Central Florida Baptist Association, the Florida Baptist Convention and the Great Commissioned Baptist Convention.  We have an intense desire to do all we can to demonstrate the love of God to others and leading them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Mission Statement

Greater Faith Baptist Fellowship has an intense desire to seek the lost, rebuild families, and instill hope to many in a bewildered culture.  In John 14:12, Jesus say’s “Greater works you shall do because I go to My Father”, if you believe!  It takes a greater faith to know that we can, because He did!  We believe that lives will be transformed…

  • By loving and caring
  • By ministering and healing
  • By proclaiming and teaching
  • By witnessing and testifying
  • By sharing and discipling
  • By evangelism and outreach

 

What We Believe and Practice

We believe an authentic experience of God is manifested by:

  1. Honoring Christ as the Head of His Church. We exist to glorify God and everything we do has His glory as its origin and goal. (Rom. 11:36; Eph. 1:22-23)
  2. Acknowledging the absolute, authoritative truth of Scripture. We study His inerrant word to learn of His Person and His Purpose for our lives. (Acts 2:42; 2 Tim 3:16)
  3. Participating in authentic worship. We desire to celebrate God’s presence in our midst in spirit and in truth. (Jn. 4:24; Acts 2:47)
  4. Proclaiming the good news of salvation to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida the United States, and the world. (Acts 1:8, 2:47)
  5. Fellowshipping with one another. Our relationship should be characterized by love, encouragement, accountability, and self-sacrifice. (Acts 2:42-46)
  6. Praying, confessing our sins and sharing our praise, thanksgiving, sins, and desires with our Father. (Act 2:42)
  7. Making disciples. We seek to establish men and women in a walk of holiness with Christ and to equip them to do the work of the ministry. (Eph. 4:11-12)
  8. Maintaining unity. We are to be one in purpose and essential beliefs. (Jn. 17:21; Eph. 4:3-6)
  9. Recognizing the uniqueness of an individual. God has given each of us special gifts to be discovered, developed, and deployed under His authority to display His character to the world. (Rom. 12:4-8)