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Pastor Archer received his formal ministry training at Piedmont Bible College and Hollywood Bible College. He acquired additional secular training at Central Maine Technical College. He was ordained to the ministry in 1973 while serving as a staff member at Calvary Baptist Church Christian School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He went on to serve as associate pastor in Bethany Baptist Church, also in Ft. Lauderdale. He has since pastored independent Baptist churches in Vermont, North Carolina, and Maine. For a time between pastorates, he filled pulpits in multiple churches around Maine that were in need of pulpit supply. In December of 2021, he became the Interim Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Milton, Florida, the position in which he continues to serve.
Secretary Lisa Lips
We believe that the Scriptures—both the Old and New Testaments—are verbally inspired of God, are without error, and are the supreme and final authority for faith and practice (II Timothy 3:16). We believe that God has preserved His inspired Word through time and the barrier of translation for English speaking people in the Authorized King James translation of the Bible (Psalm 12:6-7; Acts 2:5-6, 8, 11). God’s approval is evident (Matthew 7:20).
GOD THE FATHER
We believe that there is only one true and living God Who exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost Who are one in essence but Who nevertheless possess distinct personalities and functions.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God—God in the flesh—who was born of a virgin and led a sinless life. He came to shed His blood on Calvary as a satisfactory sacrifice for the sin of all people. He was then buried but rose again bodily and ascended to the Father, according to the Scriptures. God was in Christ reconciling the WORLD to Himself
(II Corinthians 5:19; I John 5:10).
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, that He is equal with God the Father and God the Son, and that He accompanies the WORD of God to reveal its Truth (Matthew 28:19; John 16:13; 17:17).
We believe that Salvation is by grace apart from works (Romans 3:28; 4:5; 11:6). The conditions for salvation are repentance and faith. Since it is by faith, Salvation is a definite experience. Salvation produces a new creature or creation (II Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:10). At Salvation, God sends forth into the heart of the believer the Spirit of His Son crying “Abba, Father” to assure the new Christian of his or her sonship (Galatians 4:6). Men are justified by faith and are counted righteous before God only through the merit of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the future, second-coming of Christ and that it will occur in two parts. In the first part, commonly referred to as the rapture, the saints will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (I Thessalonians 4:13-17). The second part will occur after the Judgment Seat of Christ when He will come—accompanied by His saints—in a literal, visible, personal, premillenial way to set up His kingdom.
We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost. The lost, or unbelievers, will suffer for eternity in the Lake of Fire where the “worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44, 46, 48). The saved will ever live and abide with the Lord Jesus Christ (I Thessalonians 4:17). Therefore, let us win others and comfort them with these words.