For just a moment, think about a church. Picture a community of people who are striving together to grow closer to Christ and go forward and make disciples throughout Greenville, SC. Imagine a home for all who are looking for hope. This is Rocky Creek!
MEET OUR PASTOR
Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and a Music minor. Earning a M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, his doctoral focus was on family discipleship.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
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 one 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
The Scriptures (The Bible)
The Bible is God’s Word, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. 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.
Psalms 12:6; 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5; Matthew 5:18; Luke 24:25-27; John 14:26; 16:12-13; 2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 3:16
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 one God.
Genesis 1:1,26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Isaiah 46:9-10; Matthew 23:9; 28:19; Luke 3:21-22; 10:21-22; John 1:1-5; Romans 1:7; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 Timothy 1:1-2; 2:5-6; 1 Peter 1:2-3; Revelation 1:6
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus was born of a virgin, conceived of the Holy Spirit, and lived 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.
Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:3-4; 3:24; 8:34; 14:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 4:14-15; 7:25; 9:24; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2:24; 4:5; 1 John 2:1-2
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit 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. The Christian is to seek to live under His control daily.
John 14:16-17; 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:12-14; 3:16; 2 Corinthians 3:6,17; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 1:13; 5:18
Man is created in the image of God. Since Adam disobeyed 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 separates 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
Ordinances (Baptism and Lord's Supper)
The Lord Jesus Christ has instructed two ordinances for 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.
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; 28:18-20; Acts 8:12; Romans 6:1-11; 1 Corinthians 10:17; 11:23-26; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:11-12
No one knows the time, but Christ will return personally and visibly to the earth to judge all men in righteousness. The righteous will be eternally in union with God in Heaven and experience eternal life, but the unrighteous will exist eternally separated from God and experience eternal punishment in Hell. Satan, his demons, death, and hades will be defeated forevermore and will be thrown into the Lake of Fire. God will make all things new – a new Heaven and a new Earth – and will reign forever over all things.
Matthew 7:21-23; 16:27; 19:28-30; 24:3-25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Luke 12:35-48; 16:19-31; 21:27-28; John 3:16; 14:1-3; Acts 1:11; 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:12-58; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; Philippians 3:20-21; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12; 1 Peter 1:3-5; 2 Peter 3:1-13; 1 John 5:11-13; Revelation 20:1-22:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can a person be saved from sin’s penalty.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6; 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1; John 10:29, 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; 1 Corinthians 15:35-55; Daniel 12:2
Sanctity of Human Life
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 1:27-28; 4:10-11; 9:6-7; Exodus 20:13; Leviticus 20:1-5; Deuteronomy 5:17; Job 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
God creates each person as male or female, and 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. The term “marriage” has only one meaning, and that is, the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive, life-long union, as delineated in Scripture and established by God. God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ has loved the church and gave Himself for her. Wives are to submit to their husbands as the church submits to Christ. Parents are to love and admonish their children in the Lord. Children are to obey and honor their parents.
Genesis 1:26-28; 2:18-25; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11,18; 7:2-5; Ephesians 5:22-6:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; Hebrews 13:4
How it all began and how it will never end. The story that redeems all stories.
You have a place in God’s story. If you are ready to take your next step and receive the gift of salvation, we would love to walk alongside you and talk with you about what it means to follow Jesus. Fill out a Next Steps card so we can connect with you.