Sunday School 9:45am -- Sunday Morning Worship: 10:45am -- Sunday Evening: 6pm -- Wednesday Evening: 7pm
SERVING Jesus by:
SERVING each other
SERVING our community
SERVING the nations!!
A Word from the Pastor.
Thank you for visiting our page! Arkabutla Baptist Church is a church that is seeking to honor Christ in everything that we do. This means that we are about more than just meeting on Sundays and Wednesdays for church service.
Arkabutla Baptist Church desires to be in and around the community day in and day out, to be light in a dark world. As Christians, we have the privilege of being entrusted with the greatest message ever told, and that message is this:
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also
received, how that Christ died for our sins according to Scriptures; and that He
was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to Scriptures: and
that He was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that He was seen of above
five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain. (1 Corinthians
"The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Matthew 9:37-38)
My prayer is that the Lord of the harvest will send out laborers from Arkabutla Baptist Church; to our community and also the whole world. In order for the Lord's work to go forth, there must be willing laborers.
Are you willing? Come join us.
If you are looking for a church home, please stop by and visit us. You will find a welcoming congregation, that will help you any way they can.
Bro. Nick Sandusky
Scripture- We believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, it was written by men under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is profitable for all things. (2 Timothy 3:16)
God- There is one and only one living and true God, yet he manifests Himself in three persons, The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being. (1 John 5:7-8 KJV)
God the Father- God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe. (Matthew 3:16-17)
God the Son- Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was not a created being, He has always been. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus stepped out of heaven to come to this earth. He lived a sinless life and wililngly went to the cross, was crucified and suffered the wrath of God, so that we might be reconciled to God. He paid our sin debt wiping away our guilt and offering us eternal forgiveness. (John 1:1-4; Isaiah 53:7; 2 Cor. 5:20)
God the Holy Spirit- The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He exalts Christ, convicts the world of sin, and also empowers the believer to live a life of holiness. (John 16:7-8)
Man- Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. God placed man in a perfect, sinless world and intended for man to live forever in perfect fellowship with God. By his own free choice man rebelled against God, and sin entered into the world. As a result man became seperated from God and can only be reconciled to Him by accepting the redemption offered in Jesus Christ.
Salvation- Salvation is the redemption of whole man, and it is offered to all who trust Christ as their Lord and Saviour. It is understanding and believing that Jesus who knew no sin, became sin for us, so that we might be made the righteousness of God in HIm. (2 Cor. 5:20)
The Church- We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers. They meet together to be taught and strengthened in the Word of God, and have a common goal of sharing the message of Christ with the world. The New Testament also speak of the church as the body of Christ, which includes the redeemed of all ages.
Baptism- Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is the first step of obedience for a new believer. It symbolizes the persons faith in the death, burial and resurrection and is also symbolic of their death to sin, burying of the old life, and their resurrection to walk in newness of life.
The Lord's Supper- The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience where believers come together to remember the death of Christ, and look forward His return to the earth.
Last Things- In His own time God will bring the world to its expected end. On this day Jesus Christ will return visibly, the dead of all ages will be raised and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. All men who rejected salvation offered in Christ will be forever seperated from God in Hell, and all those who accepted the offer of salvation in Christ will be ushered into an eternity of rest and will dwell forever with the Lord.
Evangelism- Every Christian is commanded to be a witness to the world. Jesus states this clearly, in what Christians call the Great Commission. Christians do not do this out of hate or arrogance, but out of love because it is the Christians desire that none should perish, but all should come unto repentance.
Family- God designed the family even before the church. When God created the world He created man and woman and commanded them to be fruitful and multiply, thus the family was created. A biblical family is one man and one woman, who has taken an oath before God, to God, and to each other to be faithful and true to one other all the days of their life. The family is also symbolic of the relationship of Christ to His Church.
Southern Baptists have prepared a statement of generally held convictions called "The Baptist Faith and Message." You can find it in its entirety @:
Want to know more? Watch this SHORT video from Pastor Nick..
Director of Youth Ministries
(wife Allison, who is also ABC's Pianist)
Director of Music Ministries
Director of Children's Ministries