What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Declaration of Faith

The following are the core beliefs of West Clayton Church of God 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.

West Clayton Church of God is a member of the Church of God - a global church with a membership of over 7 million.  For the Church of God's full constitution, history, leadership and statement of belief, please visit www.churchofgod.org

The Bible

WE BELIEVE // In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.


WE BELIEVE // In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


WE BELIEVE // That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.


 WE BELIEVE // That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
WE BELIEVE // That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.


WE BELIEVE // In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
WE BELIEVE // Holiness to be God's standard of living for His people.

Holy Ghost

WE BELIEVE // In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
WE BELIEVE // In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

Water Baptism

 WE BELIEVE // In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.


WE BELIEVE // Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

Lord's Supper

WE BELIEVE // In the Lord's Supper and washing of the saints' feet.

Jesus' Return

WE BELIEVE // In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.


WE BELIEVE // In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

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