Providence Baptist Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior,

And on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,

We do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We commit, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the spiritual development of this body and the advancement of this church within the will of God;

To sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines;

To contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the church, its ministries, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also commit to maintain family and personal devotions, to religiously educate our children, and to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances.

In Christian love, we seek to support one another and carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

Our Beliefs:

We believe in the authority of Scripture in matters of faith and practice. We believe the Bible, under the Lordship of Christ, is central in the life of the individual and church. We affirm the freedom and right of every Christian to interpret and apply Scripture under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the priesthood of all believers. We affirm the freedom and responsibility of every person to relate directly to God without the imposition of creed or the control of clergy or government.

We believe in the autonomy of every local church. We believe Baptist churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to order their worship and work, to ordain whomever they perceive as gifted for ministry, and to participate as they deem appropriate in the larger Body of Christ.

We believe in freedom of religion, freedom for religion, and freedom from religion. We support the separation of church and state.



Text of Charter:

 Providence Baptist Church

Established on the eleventh day of August in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred ninety-six

We the undersigned do hereby establish this church, which shall be known as Providence Baptist Church of Cookeville, Tennessee. We are a fellowship of Baptist Christians who share a passion for the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and a commitment to Baptist principles of faith and practice. Our mission is to worship and work together for effective missions and ministry in the name of Christ. May God direct our efforts, light our path, and bless our service to others as we seek His Providence.

Glenn W. James   Gayle Haggard
Carl Pruett   Roger L. Haggard
Susan Pruett  
Sara Pruett  
Joyce Glover  
Stephen W. Glover  
Cheryl G. Rodgers  
William H. Roden, Jr.  


Our Charter

Providence Baptist Church Charter