FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH OF DOWNEY
12382 Downey Ave. Downey, CA 90242 tel: 562-869-6673
First Southern Baptist Church
12382 Downey Ave. Downey CA 90242
Our Mission is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen the local church. Every activity of our church must support this mission; and every church attendee should be experiencing his or her own increased intimacy with, and knowledge of, the Lord.
Our goal is to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is our desire to do this as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible to the glory of God and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Because the ministry has eternal consequences in the lives of others, our personal area of responsibility is of vital importance to the success of our mission and requires that our service be rendered with excellence, enthusiasm, and in harmony with one another.
Ministry-Minded:In order to be used of God fully in the Ministry, we must continue to grow spiritually by being in the Word, in prayer, and in fellowship with other believers, "so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God." (Colossians 1:10)
Integrity:The truth is our banner. We recognize the need for strict honesty in our dealings with everyone. "In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us." (Titus 2:7-8)
Humility:All credit and acclaim for success is rightly given to God. We duly recognize that this is His work and we are vessels of His power and purpose. "Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves." (Philippians 2:3)
Excellence:The call of God requires a commitment to high standards. All that we do together must pass this test. "Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence." (Ruth 3:11)
Pastor John and Ramona Manzat.