We seek to honor the Lord by applying the Scriptures in evangelizing the world, in edifying the body of Christ, and in utilizing our spiritual gifts in the church and in the community.
What To Expect
Expect a friendly church where people are approachable and where children are cared for in a safe environment. Child care is provided during all our regular services and during special services as needed.
Our Sunday morning service runs an hour and fifteen minutes long; starting at 10:45 am. Music will include hymns and worship songs and welcome those with musical abilities to use their talents in the worship of God.
Adult, Youth, and Children’s Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 am, and between Sunday School and the morning service, many enjoy a time of fellowship over a cup of coffee. Coffee is available after the morning service as well.
The Bible is the center of Berean Baptist Church. We read the Bible, and we take it seriously. Our sermons include both a thoughtful exegesis of the Bible and a practical application of the Bible’s message to our modern lives. But most importantly, we come expecting to have an encounter with God through His Word.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21
Exodus 15:11; 1 Chronicles 29:11-12; 1 John 4:8b; Matthew 28:19
1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Revelation 1:5
Ephesians 2:8-9; John 8:31; 1 John 2:19; Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:6
1 John 2:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 19:11-16, 20:1-5
Thus marriage is a permanent covenant broken only by death and specific scriptural exceptions such as unrepentant sexual sin or desertion by an unbeliever. Furthermore, all expressions of sexuality outside of the bonds of marriage are deemed as sinful sexual immorality. These include, but are not limited to, acts and lifestyles such as adultery, fornication, homosexuality, bisexuality and polygamy. Matthew 5:32, 19:9; 1 Corinthians 7:12-15; Hebrews 13:4; Exodus 20:14; Genesis 1:28, 2:18; Matthew 19:1-6; Romans 1:26-28
Since marriage is a picture of Christ and the Church, Berean Baptist Church views marriage as a profound spiritual institution established by God. Due to the importance of marriage in biblical witness, Berean Baptist Church adopts the following policy:
There shall be no same gender marriages performed at Berean Baptist Church.
Only duly appointed pastor(s) shall officiate at marriage
ceremonies conducted on church property.
Applicants wishing to have a marriage ceremony performed by
a member of the pastoral staff or to use the church facilities shall affirm their agreement with the Articles of Faith and shall conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent there within.
Berean Baptist Church does not recognize a same-gender marriage as a legitimate marriage, even if a marriage license has been issued by the State.
Meet Our Leaders
Pastor Rockwood started his ministry at Berean Baptist January 2, 2003 as the Associate Pastor. On July 13, 2006, he was elected as the Senior Pastor of our church. He graduated from New Brunswick Bible Institute, New Brunswick, Canada in 2002 with a Certificate of Advanced Biblical & Theological Studies.
Prior to Bible College he worked for 13 years as a Letter Carrier with the United States Postal Service. He also served as an elder of the First Baptist Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Pastor Rockwood ministered on many boards and committees while there and led four missions’ trips to Ukraine.
He and his wife, Paula, have three children, Mark Jr., Erica (married to Cory Iles), and Meagan, and three grandchildren, Oliver “Ollie”, Norah, and Elowen Iles.
Scott, Megan & Ken
Paula & June
Awana Co Commanders