Founded in 1962, BGCC is a church that is for our neighbors. We believe that church isn't just for those who have accepted Christ. It is also for those with questions and doubts. It's for the hurting and broken. It's for the ones who don't know what they are looking for, but whom God has sent here. So in everything that we do, from the structure of our services, to our Kids Place, to the content of the sermons, we strive to create an environment that is easy to become a part of and to feel at home in.
In John 3:30, John the Baptist, who Jesus himself referred to as the greatest person, says, "He must become greater; I must become less. " At BGCC, we want that to become our identity. We desire to become L.E.S.S. We want to:
- Love God and bring Him praise
- Encourage our faith community
- Serve those in need
- Share the good news of Jesus
This is the big win. Yes, it's hard work, and it's a life-long process of growing in relationships. But it's easier together, and it's worth it.
Weston joined the BGCC family in January 2005. He and his wife, Jenny, have three children: Bailey, Caleb, and Miles. Weston attended Ozark Christian College, graduated from Azusa Pacific University, received a master's degree from Fuller Seminary and a doctorate from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He thinks he's really funny and sometimes is.
Brian has been a member of BGCC since 2007. He graduated Western Kentucky University in 2017 with a degree in Physics. He is married to Katie Luna who teaches at WKU. Brian also serves as a youth leader with the high schoolers.
Robin first joined the BGCC family in 1982. She is a graduate of WKU and oversees the business and administrative side of BGCC. She and her husband, Kevin, have two children, Emma and Carter.
Megan and her husband, Landon, have been members of BGCC since 2017. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2016 with a degree in elementary education. Megan loves Abraham Lincoln as he was born in her hometown of Hodgenville, KY.
Cara has been a member of BGCC since 2001. She serves with our middle school and Bridge (pre-teen) students. She has degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish from WKU. She and her husband, Ben have three children: Emma Claire, Reese, and Jude. Cara took this job so she could keep going to camp.
Peyton has been a member of BGCC since 2005. He graduated WKU with a degree in Allied Health in 2017. Peyton is passionate about photography, Jesus, and ultimate frisbee.
THE BIBLE: It is God's Holy Word, without error in its original form and inspired by God through the Holy Spirit to its writers. It is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
ONE GOD: Father, Son and Holy Spirit
JESUS CHRIST: God's only Son who took on human form to come into the world as its Savior. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin. He died on a cross, was buried and rose again bodily from the grave. He ascended into Heaven where He is seated at the Father's right hand, and He will return to the earth to judge both the living and the dead.
THE HOLY SPIRIT: A part of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit was sent to dwell in every Christian to act as guide, counselor, teacher, and enables us to live Christ-like lives empowered for works of service.
SIN AND SALVATION: We are not sinners at birth, but rather sinful in nature because of Adam's first choice to act against God's plan and will. As a sinner, man is lost and separated from God. Salvation is a gift of God's grace to man and comes through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament pattern of receiving this gift is to believe in Jesus Christ as God's Son, repent of your sins, confess Christ as Lord and Savior, and be immersed in baptism.
THE CHURCH: The body and bride of Christ. We see ourselves not as the only Christians, but as Christians only.
ELDERS: God has ordained that elders are to be spiritual leaders and authorities over the local congregation. Thus, we are self-governed and self-supported.
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