About

The purpose of this Blog is pretty simple; create an Alt Communication Link for our church members. A Blog doesn’t replace the face-to-face relationships that are vital to church fellowship but a Blog can provide a means to stay better informed about the needs and activities of its members. This Blog is intended to inform church members no matter the distance that separates us.

How we use this Blog.

We post prayer requests, progress reports, funeral notices, news, events and church related activities. Another example would be a gospel singing or annual homecoming. These are just a few examples there are many others.

We are preparing new content for posting so visit often to stay informed.

Pastor Elder Charles Allen Gentry,
Compassion and Concern for the lost directs our service. God provides the message meant to lead, guide and direct the lost to himself. Please join us in person or online for our worship service every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. central standard time.

Located in Carthage Tennessee on Carmack Avenue the North Carthage Baptist Church is a saved by grace Baptist Church. We believe that once a person shares a salvation experience his/her  first duty is to join with the Lord’s church, be baptized, and begin to live a  life that reflects the new creature he/she now aspires too as described in  2 Corinthians Chapter 5:17 . All saved people contemplating church membership are encouraged to review the Articles of Faith and Church Ordinances before presenting them self  for membership consideration. The Lord’s church can only prevail over the powers of sin when its membership is united in a spirit of love and cooperation. Once church membership is established a person is compelled to support their church with aid and service. Service in the Lord’s church  is a honor and a privilege that can only be enjoyed by the true children of God. All church members are considered equal and account for one vote in church business affairs and membership elections no matter their age, gender, race or social standing. A church member may use their talent to further the cause of Christ putting into action the missionary spirit first demonstrated by Jesus Christ and later by his disciples in carrying out the Great Commission as portrayed in words of Matt. 28:19.

History

On the 13th day of January in 1954, a tract of land on Carmack Ave. in Carthage was purchased by Elder R.D. Brooks for the purpose of establishing an old fashioned place of worship for those of Missionary Baptist persuasion who lived in and around the area. His desire was that a place be provided for those who still believed in sinners making way to an altar for prayer and supplication until peace with the Lord was found. Thus construction of a building was begun March 1, 1954 and upon completion the opening service was help on October 4, 1954. Members of the South Carthage Baptist Church were instrumental and primarily responsible for organizing a Sunday School which had 38 people in attendance on the first Sunday. Today, we usually have over 100 people in regular attendance.

CHURCH COVENANT

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the LORD Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been  baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the  ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spreading of the Gospel through all nations. We also engage to maintain family and secret      devotion to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances, to walk circumspectly in the world; to be  just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all talking, backbiting and excessive anger, to abstain from the sale and use of Intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember each other in  prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress, to cultivate Christian sympathy in felling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to  take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to ensure it without delay. We moreover engage that, when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.

ARTICLES OF FAITH

1. We believe in the one only true and living God, and there are three persons in the Godhead the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
2. We believe that the scriptures of the old and new testaments are the word of God and the only rules of faith and practice.
3. We believe in the doctrine of original sin and in man’s impotence (inability) to recover himself from the fallen state he is in by nature, by his own free will and ability.
4. We believe that sinners are justified in the sight of God only by the imputed righteousness of Christ.
5. We believe that the saints will preserve in grace and never finally fall away.
6. We believe that baptism and the Lord’s    Supper are ordinances of Christ Jesus and that true  believers are the only proper subjects thereof; and that the only proper mode of baptism is immersion.
7. We believe in the resurrection of the dead and general judgment.
8. We believe that the punishment of the wicked will be everlasting and the joys of the righteous eternal.
9. We believe that no minister has the right to the administration of the ordinances, only such as are regularly baptized and come under the imposition of hands by a presbyter.
10. We believe for a sinner to be saved, he must first be convicted of the sin of unbelief and brought to repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

RULES OF ORDER

Receiving  Members
A. Any candidate coming for membership by experience, letter, credit of letter, or statement must  relate their experience of grace publicly before the church.
B. It must be an unanimous vote to be received.
C. No candidate is considered a member until baptized.
D. No candidate is a member until their letter is received, read and approved by the church.

Dismissing Members
A. By death, exclusion or letter.
B. Anyone going to another faith will be considered disorderly.

Ordinations
A, We believe that men are called of God to preach the Gospel.
B. We believe that no minister should be ordained that has two living wives.
C. Deacon: Must not have more than one living wife.

Government
A. Majority rule in all matters except in receiving member which is a unanimous vote.

Two Church Ordinances

Baptism
1. Converted person.
2. By immersion in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
3. By authority of a New Testament Church.
4. By ordained minister set apart by a New Testament Church.

Lord’s Supper
1. Must be served in church capacity.
2. Only to members of visiting Brothers and Sisters of the same faith and order.
3. We think it orderly for deacons and ministers to assist in the serving.
4. Members of the church observing the Communion with another faith will be considered disorderly.

Discipline
A. We believe that all members should strive to walk according to Gospel order, abstaining from adultery, drunkenness, etc…
B. Any candidate coming for membership that might bring reproach or confusion in our body be rejected for the sake of peace.

Missions

Here at the North Carthage Baptist Church, we are fortunate to have a congregation of members who believe that missionary work, when practiced as Christ intended, has enormous importance. We believe that the message of Christ is still good news for all people. As a local church, our mission begins by reaching out to the lost in our own community here in Smith County. However, Jesus’ Great Commission makes it clear that our responsibility is not just to our own local needs, but extends to all nations around the world. (Matt 28:19) Our church has contributed to mission programs such as the Words of Hope ministry to demonstrate our commitment to missionary work. We believe that the message of Christ is still good news for all people.

Prayer Requests

Our church members and visitors frequently bring their prayer requests to the attention of our congregation during our regular service. We believe praying is an act of compassion; it is expressing love in a way that pleases God. So make your petitions known to us that we can bring each need before the throne of grace. We encourage you to experience the presence of God by caring enough to pray for someone in need. When you pray for someone you are giving one of the best gifts that you can give and God will bless you also. Please pray for this church also that the Holy Spirit will abide with us in our endeavor to do our Lord’s will. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. – Hebrews 4:16
Please feel free to listen to one of the many sermons provided for you here 24-7. Included in the archives are many gospel messages that have been part of our church heritage for many years. Here at North Carthage Baptist Church we believe in God called preachers and spirit filled services convict the hearts of the lost and feed the souls of the saved.

Download these sermons to your favorite MP3 player and enjoy them when ever or wherever. These files are 8-15 MB so they take a while to download depending on your connection speed. When you download these sermons they will become available in your default media player, I like
iTunes but they should work on any player. Create a play list and listen to them on your computer or burn them to a CD or iPod. The Sermons are archived on our Blog site along with text transcriptions.

Contact Information

We understand that you may have a more immediate need to contact our church or send a correspondence so our address and phone number has been provided for your convenience.

111 Carmack Ave.
Carthage TN 37030
(615) 735-1343