Welcome!
 
Whether you are brand new to the church thing or you’ve been around church for a while; we want to say welcome! Our goal at Northbrook Baptist Church is to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life. When you come to Northbrook on a weekend, our aim is that you would be inspired by the music, encouraged by the message, welcomed by our amazing community of people and be reminded that God’s grace is here!
 
 
Gathering Times 
 
Sunday: 10:30am and 6:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am and 6:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Beliefs

 

GOD

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. Everything has been created by Him and for Him. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are on God. God is the one living and true God. He is infinite and perfect in holiness. God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent.
Genesis 1:1,26-27, 3:22 // Psalm 90:2 // Matthew 23:9, 28:19 // 1 Peter 1:2-3 // 2 Corinthians 13:14 // Luke 3:21-22, 10:21-22 // John 1:1-5 // Isaiah 46:9-10 // Romans 1:7 // 1 Timothy 1:1-2; 2:5-6 // Revelation 1:6
 

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal and one with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus was born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and live a sinless human life. He offered Himself as a substitution, payment, and justification for the sins of all men by dying on the cross, the perfect sacrifice. He was buried, and after three days, He arose from the dead to demonstrate His power over sin and death. After His literal and physical resurrection, the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven. He is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Mediator, Intercessor, and Advocate. Christ will return to judge the living and the dead and to reign as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23 // Isaiah 9:6 // John 1:1-5, 14:10-30 // Hebrews 4:14-15, 7:25, 9:24 // 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 // Romans 1:3-4, 3:24, 8:34, 14:9 // Acts 1:9-11; // 1 Timothy 6:14-15 // 2 Timothy 4:1 // Titus 2:13 // Luke 1:35 // 1 Peter 1:3-5, 2:24, 4:5 // Ephesians 1:7 // 1 John 2:1-2
 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is co-equal and one with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He is the source of the power for regeneration of the believer, understanding of spiritual truth, and living a life that is pleasing to God. The Christian is to seek to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:6, 17 // John 16:7-13, 14:16-17 // Acts 1:8 // 1 Corinthians 2:12-14, 3:16 // Ephesians 1:13, 5:18 // Galatians 5:25 // Romans 8:9
 

THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s Word, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Both the Old and New Testament focus on God and the redeeming work of Jesus Christ. It is fully inspired by God, inerrant, perfect, life giving, and life changing. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. The Bible is absolute truth, the final authority for faith and life.
2 Timothy 1:13, 3:16-17 // 2 Peter 1:20-21, 3:16 // Psalm 12:6, 119:105, 160 // Proverbs 30:5 // Luke 24:25-27 // Matthew 5:18 // John 14:26, 16:12-13
 

MAN

Man is created in the image of God. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Since Adam’s disobedience of God, all men are guilty of Adam’s original sin, unable to come to God on their own, and have a nature of disobedience towards God, which is called “sin.” This attitude separate man from God. Those who have placed their trust in the finished work of Christ are forgiven and adopted as children of God, and they will spend eternity with Him.
Genesis 1:27 // Psalm 8:3-6 // Isaiah 53:6 // Romans 3:23, 5:12-21 // Isaiah 59:1-2
 

SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life.
Genesis 1:27 // Genesis 4:10-11, Genesis 9:6 // Exodus 20:13 // Deuteronomy 5:17, 30:19 // Job 10:8-10, 12:10, 31:15 // Psalm 100:3, 119:73, 127:3, 139:13-16 // Isaiah 44:2,24, 49:16 // Jeremiah 1:5 // Matthew 5:21, 19:18 // Luke 12:6-7 // Acts 17:25 // Ephesians 2:10
 

MARRIAGE, GENDER, & SEXUALITY

God designed marriage to reflect the beauty and permanence of Christ’s loving relationship with His Bride, the Church. Therefore, He established marriage to be a life-long, exclusive relationship between one man and one woman. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person. We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning, and that is, the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of sexual immorality, including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography, is sinful and offensive to God. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of the church.
Genesis 1:26-28, 2:18-25 // Matthew 5:16, 15:18-20, 19:5-6 // Mark 10:6-9, 12:28-31 // Luke 6:31 // Acts 3:19-21 // Romans 1:26-27, 10:9-10 // 1 Corinthians 6:9-11,18, 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 // Ephesians 5:22-33 // Philippians 2:14-16 // 1 Thessalonians 5:22 // Hebrews 13:4
 

SALVATION

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good woks. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty.
Daniel 12:2 // Romans 6:23 // Ephesians 2:8-9 // John 1:12, 14:6 // Titus 3:5 // Galatians 3:26 // Romans 5:1 // John 10:29 // 1 Corinthians 15:35-55 // 2 Timothy 1:12 // Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14 // 1 Peter 1:3-5 // John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13 // Revelation 20:15
 

ETERNITY

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is to exist eternally in Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Because God give man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation is for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. Man served God out of a heart of gratitude for the gift of salvation. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
John 3:16, 4:17, 10:29 // 1 Corinthians 2:7-9 // 2 Timothy 1:12 //  Hebrews 7:25, 10:10-14 // 1 Peter 1:3-5 // 1 John 2:25, 5:11-13 // Romans 6:23, 8:17-18 // Revelation 20:15
 

CHURCH

The church is the living spiritual body of Christ. Christ is the head of the church, which is made up of all born again believers. The purpose of the church is to glorify God. The local church is an assembly of believers that comes together for worship, for growth in the image of Christ by the teach of the Word, for observance of the Ordinances, for service using spiritual gifts, for prayer, and for fellowship.
Matthew 28:19-20 // Acts 1:8, 2:41-42, 13:1-4, 14:27, 15:19-31, 18:8-22, 20:17,28 // Romans 16:1-4 // 1 Corinthians 3:9, 5:4-13, 11:23-26, 12:12-14 // 2 Corinthians 11:2 // Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 5:19-21 // 1 Timothy 3:1-3 // Titus 1:5-11 // Hebrews 10:23-25 // 1 Peter 5:1-4
 

ORDINANCES

The Lord Jesus Christ has instructed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the action of the believer; the full immersion is a symbol of the union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Baptism is the outward symbol of beginning the Christian life. The Lord’s Supper is to be observed repeatedly throughout the Christian’s life as a sign of continuing fellowship with Christ, as a remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice for the believer’s sins. The bread is broken to symbolize the breaking of Christ’s body, and when the cup is poured out, it symbolizes the pouring out of Christ’s blood for the believer.
Matthew 26:26-29 // John 6:53-57 // Acts 8:12, 10:44-48, 22:16 // Romans 6:1-11 // 1 Corinthians 10:17, 11:23-26 // Galatians 3:27 // Colossians 2:11-12
 
 
 

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L E A D E R S H I P

Our Team

 
Rev. Benny Green
Senior Pastor
 
 
 
Rev. Cory Wall 
Minister of Students & YAs
 
Mrs. Janet Ledford
Director of Kids & Families
 
Mr. Gregg Graham
Minister of Music
 
Mrs. Teresa Davis
Ministry Assistant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our History

 
Northbrook Baptist Church was established as Crossroads Baptist Mission by Boiling Springs First Baptist Church on May 3, 1959.  Facilities provided by Boiling Springs First Baptist included a concrete block store building and two four-room-houses located on one-half acre of land in the south east corner of the intersection of Boiling Springs Road and Shoally Creek Road (currently CVS). Twenty members from Boiling Springs First Baptist came as workers, including Troy W. Petty as pastor.
In 1960 and 1962, additional property on the south side of Boiling Springs Road, consisting of one and one-half acres, was purchased by Boiling Springs First Baptist for future Mission expansion. In September of 1963, a six and one-half acre tract of land with a six-room-frame-house was purchased by the mission for the future location of permanent church facilities.  The tract (our current site) was situated opposite of the original mission location in the south west corner of the intersection of Boiling Springs Road and Shoally Creek Road.  The house began to be used as the third mission annex in 1964.  The property purchased in 1960 and 1962 was sold for residential use in December of 1967. In January 1964, the mission elected a Planning and Survey Committee for the first unit.
 
On May 2, 1965, the sixth anniversary of the mission, Crossroads Baptist Mission was organized as Northbrook Baptist Church.  There were 109 charter members.  In June 1968, the church voted to purchase a house on Melody Lane for use as a church parsonage.  The purchase was completed in September, and the Pastor and his family moved into the house in October. The Planning and Survey Committee members were elected to serve as the Church Building Committee.  On July 22, 1968, the contract for construction of the first unit of the permanent church building was negotiated with W.M. Fine & Son, Inc.  The building was accepted from the builder on July 1, 1969.  The first unit was an educational building and also provided area for temporary worship.  The total floor space was approximately 8,000 square feet.
During the summer of 1972, the Building and Finance Committee began to meet to study plans for a second unit.  On June 24, 1973, those plans became a reality.  After the morning worship service, ground was broken for the second unit.  The unit consisted of classrooms and a temporary sanctuary with a seating capacity of 430. In 1973, Rev. Troy Petty resigned as Pastor of Northbrook Baptist Church and Rev. Paul Burnett served as Interim Pastor.  In March 1974, the first service was held in the new Sanctuary. In December 1974, Rev. Bill Adams began his ministry at Northbrook. In June of 1980, the Trilon was erected.  The Trilon was constructed of three aluminum pipes, each standing 48 feet high, with three crosses extending five feet above the tower making the total height 53 feet tall.  The structure was decided upon in lieu of a traditional steeple because of the modern architectural design of the existing buildings. In September of 1981, Rev. Bill Adams resigned.  The Rev. J.L. McCluney served as Interim Pastor until April 1982 when Rev. Dean Poteat became the Pastor.  Rev. Dean Poteat resigned in April 1984, and Rev. Wyatt Garrett served as Interim Pastor until 1985 when Rev. Ralph Brown became the Pastor. In December 2001, Rev. Ralph Brown resigned and the Lord sent Rev. James Crocker as Interim Pastor.  In October of 2002, the heating and air conditioning was upgraded, the parking lot was repaved and extended, and the Sanctuary was renovated with new pews, choir chairs, carpet, communion table, and pulpit.
 
In November of 2002, Dr. Wayne Dickard was called as Pastor at Northbrook. On April 27, 2003, the Northbrook family voted to contract with Roebuck Builders to build an 800 seat Sanctuary and a 30 classroom Educational Facility for a total of 24,000 square feet at a cost of $2,059,000.  Ground broke on July 6, 2003. The building project lasted for over 14 months. On September 26, 2004, the first services were held in the new building.  The dedication of the facilities was celebrated on October 10, 2004.  The Reverends Ralph Brown, Bill Adams, and James Crocker assisted Dr. Dickard with the “Dedication Celebration”. In July 2005, the church purchased a house at 102 Northbrook St and in January 2006, a second home was purchased for use in future expansions. In February 2013, the Church voted to purchase a third house on Northbrook St. In 2006, the Fellowship Hall and the kitchen were completed in the space that was formerly the sanctuary. Dr. Wayne Dickard resigned as Pastor in November of 2010.
 
Rev. John Lynch served as Interim Pastor until July of 2011 when Pastor Benny Green was called to serve as the current Pastor. In January 2012, Deandra Kimbrell was called to serve as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries.  Deandra served until December of 2014.  In May of 2012, Gregg Graham was called as the current Minister of Music. In April of 2015, Rev. Cory Wall was called as the current Minister of Students and Young Adults. In August of 2015, Lani Bobo was called as the Director of Children’s Ministry.  She served until August of 2018. In October of 2018, Janet Ledford was called as the current Director of Children and Family Ministries. On February 17, 2019, Northbrook opened a new 12,800 square foot Life Center.  The project also included a complete renovation of our oldest building which now houses our Student Worship Center and our Children’s Ministry Area.
 
Through the years, Northbrook has been blessed with dedicated members who have served and given sacrificially.   All areas of ministry continue to grow and God has blessed the fellowship with a wonderful spirit.  Northbrook continues to focus on exalting the Savior, evangelizing the lost, and encouraging the saved.  We pray that God continues to bless Northbrook in the years to come.
 
 

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