First Church Port Warwick, Newport News: What We Believe


What We Believe.

The vision of First Church is to make a lasting impact on our neighbors with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the verbally and plenary inspired Word of God.

The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful men. He accomplished our redemption through his death on the cross as our representative. He rose from the grave and ascended into heaven.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He regenerates and baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that because of man’s sinful nature, inherited at the fall, he is unable to remedy his lost condition. Salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, Whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins.