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Our Beliefs

Inspiration of Scripture

We believe in the verbal plenary inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, by the Holy Spirit as originally given; they are the final authority for our faith and life. II Timothy 3:16 | Hebrews 4:12

Triune God

We believe in one God revealed in three coequal, distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

Matthew 3:16-17 | Matthew 28:19-20 | Ephesians 2:18

Man

We believe that man in his natural state is a sinner—lost, undone, without hope, and without God. Ephesians 2:1-2 | Romans 3:23

Divinity and Humanity of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who, by His incarnation and virgin birth, took upon Himself the form of man and became the God-Man. In the one person of Christ there are two natures, human and divine, each in its completeness and integrity. They are distinguishable but indivisible, so that He is fully man and fully God. He lived a sinless life and became the only sacrifice for the sins of the world.

Ephesians 1:3-5 | Romans 5:1-11 | Acts 12:4 | I Peter 1:18-19

Bodily Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. Luke 24:38-43 | John 20:24-29

Salvation

We believe that the terms of salvation are repentance toward God for sin and a personal, heartfelt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, resulting in regeneration. This salvation is entirely by grace and not by works. Ephesians 2:6-10 | Romans 5:1 | Acts 3:19-20

Second Coming

We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ to this earth to judge the world and to claim His Bride. I Thessalonians 4:13-18 | Revelation 1:7

Church

We believe that the Church is Christ’s spiritual body on earth today. It consists of born-again believers with both universal and local expressions.

Matthew 16:18 | Acts 20:28

Heaven and Hell

We believe in hell for the unsaved and heaven for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. John 14:1-3 | Revelation 20:11-15

Satan

We believe that Satan is a fallen, created being who is the “god of this world.” He and his well-organized company of demons are opposed to the Kingdom of God and work to defeat and destroy the believer. While his activity is real, Satan and his demon spirits were defeated and overthrown by Christ’s victory at the cross. Luke 10:17-20 | Colossians 2:13-15 | Ephesians 6:10-18

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Godhead who is active in the world today. The Spirit indwells and seals the believer at new birth. We believe that baptism in the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience and is available to all Christians to empower them to be witnesses. We believe in and encourage the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. John 14:16-17 | Acts 1:8 | 2:1-4

Sacraments

We believe that believer’s water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are sacraments of the Church and should be practiced regularly. 

Acts 2:38 | Romans 6:3-10 | 1 Corinthians 10:16-21

Link to our Confession of Faith

History of St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church

St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church began as a dream of the Rev. Sam Estes Sr. in 1963.  Following a meeting at the home of Bob and Jeanelle Roberts in the Hallmark Addition of Fort. Worth, Texas in March of 1964, a group of 29 people began meeting as St. Luke Fellowship on June 6, 1964 in the lobby of the Go-Perforator Company on Everman Road. 

 

Rev. Brown C. Welch and Rev. Henry Reeder served as alternating preachers for several months.  In March of 1965, Rev. Sam Estes Sr. agreed to serve as interim pastor.   He was succeeded by Rev. Charles Wallace and our first full-time pastor, Rev. Tom D. Campbell. 

After one year of meeting at Go-Perforator we moved to the old Everman Methodist Church building on Enon Road in Everman, Texas.  Property was purchased on Sycamore School Rd. for $6000 and groundbreaking for the first unit took place October 31, 1965.  Albert L. Smith Jr. and Sr. of Parkway Construction Company and other generous sub-contractors helped complete the building of the first unit at a significantly reduced cost.  On Feb 27, 1966 St. Luke Fellowship became St. Luke Cumberland Presbyterian Church with 25 charter members.

 

God has been faithful over the past 57 years, and we remain committed to the vision to reach our community for the Lord Jesus Christ. 

History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was born on the heels of the “Great Revival of 1800” in Dickson, Tennessee. The name Cumberland derives from the geographical area where the church was founded on the Cumberland Plateau. Today there are Cumberland Presbyterian (CP) churches throughout the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Laos, South Korea, Liberia, and throughout South America.

 

We believe in a “whosoever will” doctrine of faith according to John 3:16.   We believe that Christ came and died for all people, not just the “predestined” or a “chosen” few, and that God calls all persons into relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, His only son, by way of God’s Holy Spirit. Simply stated, we are all loved by God, and we all have an equal opportunity to receive the eternal salvation and rich blessings that God freely offers each person who will follow Jesus Christ.

 

Barrus, B. M., Baughn, M. L., & Campbell, T. H. (1972). A people called Cumberland Presbyterians. Memphis, Tenn: Frontier Press.

OUR LEADERS

Greg Carwheel

Pastor

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Pat Huff

Clerk of Session

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Lavon Hasan

Elder

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Dave Huff

Elder

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Doris Raymond

Elder

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Ron Matthews

Elder

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Johnnie Thompson

Elder

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Olive Boston

Elder

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OUR CHOIRS

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Bells of St. Luke

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