What We Believe

Our convictions are birthed by the will of God, the Father, made possible by the Son, and lived out by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of East Renton Church which  are based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this church is to glorify God through:
  • Exaltation:  The worship of the triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)—I Corinthians 10:31, I Peter 4:11
  • Edification:  The spiritual growth of the saints into the likeness of Jesus Christ—Colossians 1:28
  • Evangelism: The proclamation of the Gospel to the unsaved—Acts 1:8

Bible

Jesus Christ

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the completely inerrant, divinely inspired Word of God, which inerrancy and inspiration extends to every part and to the very words of the original writings. We believe that the Bible is God’s complete and final written revelation of God to men, and that it is the supreme authority in all matters pertaining to Christian faith and life.  
Ps. 19:7; Matt. 5:18; 2 Tim. 3:16–17; 2 Pet. 1:20–21

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is in one Person true God and true man. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins according to the Scriptures, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven where at the right hand of the Father He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
Is. 7:14; Mt. 1:18–25; Phil. 2:5–11; Heb. 7:25; 1 Pet. 2:21–25

Holy Spirit

Satan

We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, who was sent by God the Father to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment His ministry glorifies Jesus Christ and implements Christ’s work of redemption. He regenerates, baptizes, seals and indwells all believers, securing them in Christ forever and empowers them for godly living and service.  
Jn. 16:7–14; Acts 1:8; 1 Cor. 12:7,28–30; Gal. 5:22–23; 1 Pet. 4:10

We believe that Satan is a created being, a fallen angel, who is the embodiment of all evil, and through whom sin entered into the world. He is the enemy of the Triune God and of all mankind, soliciting the believer to sin, accusing him in the presence of God and striving to keep the unbeliever from receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. He will finally be consigned to the lake of fire forever.
Gen. 3:1–6; Is. 14:12–15; Jn. 8:44; 1 Jn. 3:8; Rev. 20:10

Resurrection of Believers

God

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead, both the just and the unjust; the saved, to everlasting life and joy in the presence of the Lord, and the unsaved, to everlasting judgment and conscious punishment.
Lk 16:19–31; Jn 5:28–29; 1 Cor 3:11–15; 2 Cor 5:10; Rev 20:11–15

We believe in one God, infinitely perfect, and existing eternally and equally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  
Gen. 1:26; Is. 45:20–21; Mt. 3:17; Mt. 28:19; Jn. 1:1–14

Salvation

Lord's Supper and Baptism

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died as a representative, substitutional and atoning sacrifice for the sins of all men, and that all who receive Him as Saviour by faith are born again into the family and household of God, and on the grounds of His shed blood are forgiven, justified, possessing eternal life and are, therefore, eternally secure.
Is. 53; Jn. 1:12; Jn. 3:16–18; Eph. 1:7; 1 Jn. 5:11–13

We believe that two ordinances are enjoined upon the Church; namely, baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. All believers are commanded by the Lord to observe them. These are to be administered faithfully according to the Word of God, and all believers are welcome to share in them.
Mt. 26:26–29;  Mt. 28:19–20; Acts 8:34–39; 1 Cor. 11:20–34

Man

Return of Christ

We believe that man was created in the image of God by His direct act and not from previously existing forms of life; that all men are descended from the historic Adam and Eve, first parents of the entire human race; that mankind sinned in Adam and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and, therefore, are sinners in thought, word and deed.
Gen. 1:27; Rom. 5:12–19; 1 Cor. 15:20–21

We believe in the blessed hope, the personal, visible, imminent return of our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ for the saints, to take them to be with Him forever, and to return with Him, when He comes to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Zec. 14:4; Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:13–18; Tit. 2:11–13; Rev. 20:4–6

Our Story

Get to know our history

The first service of the Renton Conservative Baptist Church was held on March 10, 1957, in Renton, Washington. Sixteen charter members were present on that date. The Conservative Baptist Association of Washington helped sponsor the new fellowship. The doctrinal statement stated in the book “10 Steps in Organizing a New Baptist Church” by Moffatt was adopted. The new church was moved into the present facility in the fall of 1964.
The new church name, East Renton Baptist Church was adopted on June 27, 1976. It was then changed to East Renton Church in the spring of 1994. On March 5, 1995, the name of the church was once again changed, by a vote of the people, to East Renton Community Church.
Pastors have included:
  • Rev. Albert Fuller, State Missionary with CBA, March–November 1957;
  • Rev. William Hazzard, November 1957–June 1962;
  • Don Collins, March 1963–January 1981;
  • Rev. Dennis Holbert, September 1981–December 1988;
  • Rev. Keith Thompson, March 1990– December 2006;
  • Mark Kilcup, April 2007–October 2018;
  • Quang Pham, August 2019–May 2021;
  • Jeremy Roh, August 2021–present.

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