- We are fundamental in doctrine: sharing the historic Christian Faith with all other genuine Christians.
- We are baptist in doctrine: practicing immersion as our method of baptism.
- We are free will in doctrine: believing that God desires salvation for all people and sent Jesus to die for everyone. Still, He has given man the freedom of choice to accept or reject Christ’s sacrifice; those who put faith in Christ’s work are united to God and saved from eternal punishment.
Here are our Articles of Faith.
Free Will Baptist churches are self-governing, own their own property, and call their own pastors. Yet these independent churches have chosen to work together to carry out various enterprises and programs beyond the scope of the local church. These efforts include colleges and missions efforts both at home and abroad. Bound by common beliefs, common worship, and a common mission, over 300,000 individuals from 2,500 congregations across 40 states have come together voluntarily to extend their impact throughout the world. Click here for more information about Free Will Baptist.
In 1994, GTC started as a church plant by the North Carolina Association of Free Will Baptists under the leadership of Pastor Bob and Mrs. Joann Edmonson. By 1999, the church had built the building on Old NC Hwy 49, and Bro. Bob continued to lead the congregation into the new millennium. In 2013, after 19 years of faithful service, Bro. Bob retired from the pastorate of GTC. The congregation called Daniel Webster to be its second pastor. Pastor Dale McCoy became the third Pastor in January of 2018. He faithfully served the church until the Lord took him home in February of 2022, when the church called on Mark Cahoon