Cincinnati Church firmly holds to the core gospel principles of historic, orthodox Christianity. And in a day when religion has commonly become more focused on the creature than on the Creator, we believe in a God who is infinitely able to save his people from their sins, who is infinitely sufficient to satisfy their deepest needs, and who is therefore infinitely worthy of their praise and everlasting worship.
We believe that God has revealed himself to us in the Bible and so the Bible alone is the source of our faith and our practice. We believe that God the Father, his son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit form the perfect Trinity and that each person of the Trinity is vitally engaged in the work of salvation. Once this salvation is accomplished, it will evidence itself as love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.
We see every member of the church in the Christ-imitating and Christ-honoring role of a servant. We are to serve our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ out of gratitude for what he has done for us, and to glorify him in every detail of our lives.
Before coming to Cincinnati, Jeremiah was in Texas, where he was a bi-vocational pastor as well as a teacher of mathematics at Tarleton State University for ten years. He is married to his wonderful wife, Sarah, and together they have six children (Isaac, Noah, Claire, Aiden, Anna, and Emma). He blogs at www.space-fillingthoughts.com, and loves to read and think about theology, history, philosophy, math, and science. But his heart is primarily for the pastorate and his desire is to see God’s word growing God’s people for God’s glory.
One of many favorite verses: Psalm 46:1-2, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains shake with the swelling therefore.”
One of many favorite books: Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray.
Lasserre is the director of the Baptist Bible Hour, our radio ministry, since its beginning in 1953 and is the founding pastor of CPBC. One of the hallmarks of his ministry has been an emphasis on exegetical teaching, with a very practical and personal application, whether from the pulpit or in private counseling. Lasserre and his wife Emily have three grown children, and occupying a special place in his and Emily’s hearts are their twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren!
One of many favorite verses: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” Jeremiah 33:3
One of many favorite books: The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul
Andrew and his wife Tammy have three grown children. In his spare time Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife and playing the piano. His hope for CPBC is that it will always be a place where people will find the truth of Jesus Christ being preached, as well as a place where true believers are found worshiping.
Trevor, and his wife Marsha, have six children. Trevor grew up in Cincinnati Church and made a profession of faith in Christ when he was 10 years old; he now hopes to see each church member be standard bearers of Jesus Christ, for our community and around the world.
Brian and his wife Wendy have four grown children and one grandson. Brian's prayer for CPBC is that we glorify God in all that we say and do and that the church helps us to grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Nick, and his wife Judy, have three grown children and 8 grandchildren. Nick’s number one desire for CPBC is to see us emulate Christ’s words in Matthew 5:14: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.” In his spare time, Nick enjoys flying as a licensed pilot.
Lyle and his wife Leanna have eight children. In his spare time, Lyle enjoys spending time with them and walking through the woods. Lyle’s chief desire for CPBC is to be a light in the greater Cincinnati area and a refuge for those seeking the unadulterated Word of God.
Joe and his wife Ruth live on an old farm in the rolling, forested hills of southeastern Indiana. They have two grown daughters and six grandchildren with whom they love to spend time and to encourage in the Lord. A favorite verse is John 17:17—Jesus prayed to the Father: “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” May our church clearly teach, live, rejoice, and be thankful in the word of God.
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