Baptist Church


TROY, VA  22974



Beaver Dam Baptist Church is a people of God committed to passionate worship, building community, making disciples, and impacting the world.

 We use the 1963 edition of The Baptist Faith and Message as a guide for church practice and daily living.  For a detailed Statement of Beliefs for Beaver Dam Church click here.

The Bible

The Holy Bible is the inspired word of God and is the basis for any statement of faith.  The Holy Bible is given directly by God, written by holy men of God, who received the revelation from God and were inspired to write the Word of God.  We believe the entire Bible is the record of God's revelation of Himself to humanity.

The Trinity

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons:  God the Father, God the Son, & God the Holy Spirit, who is perfect in wisdom, sovereignty, holiness, justice, mercy, and love.


We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace given to all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.  Through repentance of sin & faith in Jesus Christ, the believer is acquitted of all guilt & brought into a new relationship of peace with God.


We believe that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God, in holiness and righteousness.  When Adam sinned, the whole human race sinned in Adam.  Adam chose to disobey God; this brought sin and death to the human race and suffering to all creation.   All humans became spiritually dead and alienated from God so that each is a sinner by both nature and practice. No person, of themself, is capable of remedying their lost and depraved condition.


The Lord's Supper is the partaking of the bread and of the cup by believers, together, as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ.  It is an act of thankful dedication to Him and serves to unite His people and proclaim His death until He returns.


Baptism is the immersion of a believer in the water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's identification with the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ.

At The End

We believe that God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring all things to their appropriate end and establish the new heaven and the new earth.  The certain hope of the Christian is that Jesus Christ will return to the earth suddenly, in glory, according to His promise.  The dead will be raised, and Christ will judge mankind in righteousness.  The unrighteous will be consigned to the everlasting punishment prepared for the devil and his angels.  The righteous will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord.

Salt & Light

We believe Christians, individually and collectively, are salt and light in society.  In a Christ-like spirit, they oppose greed, selfishness and vice; they promote truth, justice and peace; they aide the needy and preserve the dignity of people of all races and conditions.  We further affirm the family as the basic unit of society and seek to preserve its integrity and stability.  We believe the covenant of marriage is between one man and one woman.



We believe in the universal church.  The church of Jesus Christ is a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head.  All who believed in the atoning work of the cross and received the forgiveness offered by Christ are members of his church, regardless of denominational affiliation.


We believe the local church is a community of faith, believers in Jesus Christ, associated for worship, work, and fellowship.  We believe that in and through the local church, God will continue to advance His kingdom, perform wonders and miraculous signs, and fulfill the great Commission as we live and minister in obedience to the Great Commandment.


We believe religious liberty, rooted in Scripture, is the inalienable right of all individuals to freedom of conscience with ultimate accountability to God.  Church and state exist by the will of God.  Each has distinctive concerns and responsibilities, free from control by the other.


We believe that, in essentials, we should have unity.  In non-essentials, we should have liberty.  In all our beliefs, we should demonstrate charity.