Anna Baptist Church was begun in 2007 as a response to the death of a sinner. A sinner that was saved by Grace. Founded by Steve Lynch, it is a mission that is ever evolving to reach the culture of technology, geekdom, gamers and artists.
While we honor the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message as a general guide to doctrinal matters because of our heritage, we've also been influenced by the educational ministry of Koinonia House's Chuck Missler (Think the Calvary Chapel "Jesus Movement" folks) , the Ransomed Heart Ministry of Author & Counselor John Eldredge and Messianic Judaism.
For any Church Leader or Ministry interested in partnering with us, and the previous paragraph concerns you, let me explain: We most likely have the same exact goals as you do, Salvation of the Lost and Lives permanently changed by the power of a resurrected God-Man named Jesus of Nazareth who shed his blood and died in our place on a Roman Cross circa 32 AD... and he did it according to the scriptures (AKA the Holy Bible/the Torah).
While our Goals are the same... we most definitely do some "outside the box" thinking in methods that we feel propel us in our mission, but may not get a 51% approval rating at a Business meeting.
We LOVE the Bible. It is our authority in matters when & where questions arise.
We LOVE God... and try to with all our Heart, Soul, Body, Mind & Strength... though we often fail.
We LOVE our Neighbor and try to treat them like we'd like to be treated, ... though we often fail.
This is the core.
We could get into all the doctrine you'd like to know more about ... but somewhere along the way, you'll find something you don't like, I'd find something about you that I don't like... and then we'd be done without doing one single bit of good.
We need to get above that.
Steven Lynch ~ March 2012.