This is St. John’s Reformed Church…
A loving, welcoming and warm fellowship of believers in Christ, who strive to seek God and follow His word – to love Him with all our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We are a Biblically-based traditional church with a forward focus.
St. John’s endeavors to bring words from the Bible that can help our members and guests in their lives and encourage them towards a strong relationship with God. Christianity is not about specific rules, or clothes, or even activities. Christianity is about a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Our mission is to minister to all people with love and compassion by knowing Christ, growing in Christ, and going with Christ.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
St. John’s Reformed Church believes and acknowledges the following based on Biblical teachings:
The Sovereignty of God
We believe that all things are under God’s rule and control and that nothing happens without His direction or permission. He is never frustrated by circumstances. God is Supreme, He is the Almighty, He cannot be defeated.
We believe in one God that exists in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
God, the Father, who created and sustains his creation;
God the Son, Jesus Christ, who came to earth as a human, lived a sinless life, was crucified, buried and rose on the third day that we might inherit, “by grace… through faith,” the gift of salvation;
God, the Holy Spirit, who is for believers who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, a source of comfort, wisdom and assurance.
The Authority of Scriptures (The Bible)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and it is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.
Salvation by Grace
The gift of God’s grace is freely given to all who are willing to accept it. It cannot be earned through works or good deeds. The only way to salvation is through accepting Jesus Christ, by faith, as Lord and Savior.
We believe that as Christians we must proclaim and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Knowing and understanding what Jesus did for us, we have an obligation to teach others, so they, too, can come to know Him and be saved. The “Great Commission” (Matthew 28:19-20), clearly teaches that we are to “go and make disciples,” locally and in “all nations.”
Meet Our Pastor
Dr. Chris King has been the Pastor of St. John’s since 2016. A native of Newnan, GA, he holds Doctorate of Ministry and Master of Theology degrees, and is an ordained Reformed Anglican minister with the UECNA. He is a clergy member of the Evangelical Association and a Board Certified Crisis Response Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. Chris is a dedicated family man and the proud father of five children and grandfather to seven grandchildren. He and his wife, Lori, moved to Kannapolis from Virginia when they felt God’s call to relocate and were led to serve at St. John’s. Dr. King is a gifted teacher and is passionate about Biblical study as well as admitting to being an ardent bibliophile (as his personal library confirms). He continually strives to share God’s word in a manner that is meaningful and relevant.