Canaan Baptist Church

Who We Are

Pastor Billy Ingram Preaching

The hallmark of Canaan Baptist Church is the preaching of God’s eternal Word. One trend in preaching today is to soften the truth of how God expects us to live. The result is that truth is weakened to the point of being just another religious option. At Canaan Baptist, the preaching is an unapologetic declaration of timeless precepts from the Bible coupled with practical applications for daily life. This type of practical preaching may call for change on the part of the hearer. Therefore, at the end of each service we invite individuals to respond to God by making decisions of change that were called for from God’s Word.

Distinctive music is another special aspect of Canaan Baptist Church. After just one service you will realize that our intent is to glorify God to the best of our ability. Our traditional, yet exciting, congregational singing and special music aids each individual’s opportunity to participate in expressing God’s worth to Him. It is a time used to bring glory to God by facilitating corporate, public praise.

Finally, we hold to traditional, biblical, Baptist beliefs. In the past, when people stood up for what they believed, they were said to have character. In today’s society, they are tagged as intolerant, old-fashioned, or out-of-touch. In our drifting society, where families are torn apart and violence is rampant, people need a solid, steady anchor. We believe the time-tested truths, preached with relevance and compassion at Canaan Baptist, offer that anchor of peace and steadfastness people are seeking.


At Canaan we have adopted a fourfold mission that we refer to as our church’s DNA. Our mission is to: Worship God, Love Others, Serve God and Invite Others.

Worship God | We want every member to be a disciple who loves God with his whole being in accordance with the first and greatest commandment. Matt. 22

Love OthersWe want every member to love others, the second great commandment. Matt. 22

Serve God  | We want every member to find a place of service and activate their spiritual gifts. Ephesians 4:12

Invite Others | We also want every believer to invite others to know Christ, to witness to them, and to invite them to church where they will hear the gospel. Matt. 28:19-20

These four things are the ingredients of a disciple of Jesus Christ. These four things are the mission of Canaan Baptist Church. They are also the four things we want every one of our members to embrace because they are the church.


  1. We believe the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is the verbally inspired Word of God and divinely preserved in the English language and commonly known as the authorized, King James Version of 1611 A.D. (II Timothy 3:16)
  2. We believe Jesus Christ was born of Mary the virgin, and is the very Son of God. (Matthew 1:23)
  3. We believe that Christ died for our sins. (I Corinthians 15:3)
  4. We believe that He arose from the grave the third day. (I Corinthians 15:4)
  5. We believe that He alone is the mediator and intercessor between God and man. (I Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25)
  6. We believe that in order to be “saved” the soul must be born again. (John 3:3)
  7. We believe that every born again soul should declare his/her faith through baptism by immersion in water. (Romans 6:4-5)
  8. We believe that Christ keeps those who are born again eternally secure. (II Timothy 1:12; John 10:28)
  9. We believe that Christians are called to separation from worldly, sinful practices, unto a life of usefulness for Christ. (II Corinthians 6:17)
  10. We believe a church is a body of baptized believers whose mission is to preach and teach the gospel of salvation. (Matthew 28:18-20)