Frequently Asked Questions
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
I've noticed your church is described as a conservative, fundamental, pre-millennial Independent Baptist Church. What does that mean?
Many churches today are part of a larger governing body or affiliation, such as the Southern Baptist Convention. Fairfield Baptist is an Independent Baptist Church, which means we hold no such affiliations. We are self-governing, self-disciplining, self-supporting, and self-propagating. Our church stands on its own feet under one Head, Jesus Christ, which is what we see in Acts and the Epistles. Officers are pastors and deacons and we recognize two ordinances, which are believer's baptism and the Lord's Supper. We believe our sole authority is God's Holy Word and that His Holy Word, interpreted in its natural, literal sense, reveals divinely determined dispensations or rules of life which define man's purpose and responsibility. The term pre-millennial describes our belief that the second coming of Christ will occur before a literal thousand year reign of Christ from Jerusalem. We believe Christ will rapture His church before the seven-year tribulation period. At the second coming of Christ, Christ will return with his saints. Christ will defeat the Antichrist and his armies. He will reign for 1000 years here on Earth and will sit on his throne in Jerusalem.
What should I expect during my visit to Fairfield Baptist Church?
The focus of Fairfield Baptist Church is sound, doctrinal preaching from the King James Version Bible. Prior to the preaching, we worship God in music and song. The music at Fairfield Baptist Church is Christ-honoring and not intended to appeal to the carnal man. We choose to play and sing traditional hymns in a conservative manner. We want all of our visitors to feel welcomed. We will not call upon or public identify our visitors. We do not want them to feel singled out or embarrassed by receiving a great deal of attention.
I’ve noticed you believe in using the King James Version Bible. Do you use this version exclusively?
Yes, at Fairfield Baptist Church, we believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that the King James Version is the preserved Word of God for English speaking people.
Who should I contact about use of the church facilities for a wedding, shower, or other event?
Use of the church facilities is reserved for members only.