ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Pastor Danny Sinquefield from Faith Baptist Church in Bartlett, TN had a vision to plant a church in the Arlington area. Surveys were compiled and showed that nearly 80%, of the ten thousand people living in Arlington, were unchurched. After much prayer and encouragement from Pastor Danny, Faith Baptist Church sent seventy five people to put into motion the vision that would soon become Faith Baptist Arlington (FBA).

As of April 1, 2012, Faith Baptist Arlington was officially its own entity. In our short time, we have seen many baptisms, many families making FBA their home, relationships rebuilt, families restored, and lives changed for the Kingdom of God.

While our growth and progress can be reflected with numbers, let us be ever aware that our true goal is about people and winning others to Christ. It is our prayer that we will stay faithful to the Great Commission. God has been so good to us. Now may we be faithful with the responsibility at hand.

As you scroll through this site, whether you are reminiscing or learning about us for the very first time, please know that we give ALL of the glory to our amazing God! Come join us and see first-hand what the Lord is doing!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE SCRIPTURES

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:9; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35; Matthew 4:4

GOD – ONE TRUE GOD

There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

Deuteronomy 4:35, 39; Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Samuel 7:22; 1 Chronicles 17:20; Psalm 86:10; Isaiah43:10,11; Mark 12:29-34; John 17:3

TRINITY

Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Genesis 1:1-2; Romans 14:17-18; Isaiah 44:6

GOD THE FATHER

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 8:6; Ephesians 4:6; Matthew 23:9; Psalm 68:5; Isaiah 63:16; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; John 14:10; Deuteronomy 32:6; Isaiah 9:6

GOD THE SON

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

1 Corinthians 15:28; Psalm 2:7; Matthew 3:17; 1 John 4:10; John 14:13; Hebrews 5:5; Romans 1:4; Luke 9:35

 GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Matthew 1:18; John 14:26; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19; Romans 5:5; Romans 8:26-27; Acts 2:38

MAN

Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:6; Genesis 9:6; Genesis 5:2; Genesis 3; Romans 5:8;Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 16:15

SALVATION

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

Luke 19:10; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; Romans 10:13; John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Acts 4:12; Acts 16:31; Psalms 62:1; Acts 2:21; 2 Peter 3:9; 1 Peter 1:8-9; Mark 16:16; Matthew 7:13-14; Hebrews 9:28; Psalm 62:7; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 5:12; John 10:10

BAPTISM & THE LORD’S SUPPER

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.

Acts 10:48; Acts 22:16; Luke 3:16; Galatians 3:27; Mark 1:4-5; Acts 16:31-33

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.

Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 11:26; 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

EVANGELISM/ DISCIPLESHIP & MISSIONS

It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations… to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by verbal witness undergirded by a Christian lifestyle, and by other methods in harmony with the gospel of Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Matthew 24:14; Psalm 96:3; Revelation 14:6-7; Isaiah 6:8; Romans 1:16; Acts 1:8
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MISSION

The mission of Faith Baptist Arlington is to love God and glorify Him through the teaching of His Word, intentional disciple making, effective evangelism, and authentic worship.

CORE VALUES

LoveGod

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” -Deuteronomy 6:5

At Faith Baptist Arlington, we love God. Jesus echoes this as the most important commandment (Mark 12:29-30), and while love is universally understood, it is also universally challenging.

Love is often thought of as a feeling of affection, but Deuteronomy 6 tells us to love God not simply with our minds, but with our entire being. We show affection for the Father through our perceptions, thoughts, and passions, but we also show our love of God in the things we say, the places we go, the way we react to challenging situations, and how we use the things we have at our disposal. The command begins with the heart and extends outward to include our whole being and all our resources as well. While we fall short of this commandment frequently, we must acknowledge that God loved us first. While were sinners, ill-deserving of His grace and mercy, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8). So this love is not simply an unreachable standard that God commands from us; it is a reaction to the grace He has shown. We don’t offer our love in order to obtain His, we offer our love in response to the love He has already given.

MakeDisciples

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

Disciple is defined as “one who adheres to the teachings of another.” In our case, it is someone who is learning from God’s word to live like Jesus and to love Him ultimately and completely. In short, a disciple is a Christian (Acts 11:26), or “little Christ” in the Greek.

Our desire is not just to bring people to faith in Jesus Christ, but also to help each other grow in faith, knowledge of the Bible, and our relationships with God. We want to mature in our walk with Jesus so we can face all of life’s blessings and challenges with confidence in our Savior. Just as Jesus came to serve (Mark 10:45, John 13:14-15), we want to serve one another by the Holy Spirit to become more like Jesus.

At Faith Baptist Arlington, we make disciples through worship, teaching and preaching, Bible Fellowship classes (where we have group discussions, study the word together, and get to know one another), and through many other activities.

ShareTheWord

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

The Word is the good news of God. So good that we are commanded by Jesus to share it with all the world. And so good that we want to share it with others.

We have God’s Word today in the Bible. We believe that it is divinely inspired and completely relevant to the world today. It is our Guidebook to life. We want to share these guiding messages of God’s love with others through outreach to our community and missions to the world.

ServeTheWorld

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)

Jesus calls us to serve others. He taught us by example by ministering and healing those around Him.

At Faith Baptist Arlington, we follow that example of service in many ways. We serve each other in our church. We serve the community through events like Arlington in April, our church without doors initiative and “adopting” Donelson Elementary School to pray for them throughout the year. And we serve the world by going on mission trips to Guatemala.

LEADERSHIP

BRIAN CARLISLE

Senior Pastor

KEN BIRDSONG

Executive Pastor

ANDREW FORTNER

Youth Pastor

JEREMY EASLEY

Worship Leader

SANDRA BROWN

Administrative Assistant

JENN PARKS

Children’s Director

LAURA HORNER

Mother’s Day Out Director