Our Church Covenant:
Since we have committed ourselves to Jesus Christ and have experienced the acceptance, forgiveness, and redemption of God our Father, we covenant together as members of this Church that with God through the guiding presence of His Spirit:
- We will walk together in brotherly love.
- We will show loving care for one another and encourage, counsel, and admonish on another.
- We will assemble faithfully for worship and fellowship and will pray earnestly for others as well as for ourselves.
- We will endeavor to maintain personal and family devotions, to bring up those under our care in the future and
admonition of the Lord.
- We will seek, by Christian example and personal effort, to win others to Christ and encourage their growth
toward Christian maturity.
- We will share one another's joys and endeavor to bear one another's burdens and sorrows.
- We will oppose all conduct which compromises our Christian faith and will uphold high standards of Christian morality
- We will prove the reality of our conversion by living godly, fruitful lives.
- We will maintain a faithful ministry of worship, witness, education, fellowship, and service.
- We will be faithful stewards of our resources and abilities in sharing the Gospel with people of all nations .
- When we move from this covenant relationship, we will, as soon as possible, unite with another church where we can
continue in fellowship and service with God's people.
- As a result of this covenant relationship, we will seek earnestly to live to the glory of God who brought us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Steve grew up in a Christian home, where his mother regularly prayed for God to call him to preach. It wasn't until attended Denver Baptist Bible College that the time he spent in close fellowship with the seminary students stirred in him a longing to study and preach the Word. After leaving college, for a career in construction, Steve worked bi-vocationally in youth ministry for 15 years, but God continued to work in his heart to one day go into full time ministry as a pastor.
In the mid-90's, Steve and his wife Rhonda joined ministry with another pastor to plant a church in Austin, Texas. There they saw hundreds of teenagers surrender to Christ. In January of 2000 they returned to their home state of California when Steve accepted the position he now holds at FBC.
Dale "D.T." Torres