Our Faith

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God and the only rule of faith and practice. We believe that God is a Spirit, and that there are three Persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who became man. He took to Himself a true body, yet without sin, conceived in the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit. He offered Himself a sacrifice for sins to satisfy divine justice and to reconcile man to God through faith in Him. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.

WE BELIEVE that man is saved from sin by grace through faith in Christ, apart from works of the law. This spiritual birth is a work of God's Holy Spirit, resulting in a new life of obedience to Christ and in growing likeness to Him. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer.

WE BELIEVE that at death the souls of believers pass immediately into glory, and that their bodies rest in the grave until the resurrection when these bodies will be glorified and reunited with their souls in the presence of the Lord forever.

WE BELIEVE that at death the souls of unbelievers pass immediately into Hell, and that their bodies lie in the grave until the resurrection when these bodies will be reunited with their souls and cast into the eternal Lake of Fire, which is the second death.

As a fuller expression of what we believe, we fully subscribe to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, often referred to in shorthand as "the 1689". Though our ultimate authority in all matters of faith and life is the Word of God alone as recorded in the Old and New Testaments, we do find the 1689 Confession is an excellent summary of "the things most surely believed among us."

Our Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord, and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to diligently and regularly attend the worship of the church and participate in its fellowship; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel to all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our conduct; to avoid all gossip, backbiting, and unrighteous anger.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, mindful of the guidelines of our Savior, to secure it without delay.

We, moreover, engage that if we move from this place, we will, if possible, unite with a church of like faith and order where we can maintain the spirit of this covenant.

Our Constitution


We, the members of Christ Covenant Reformed Baptist Church, desiring to faithfully serve the Lord Jesus Christ, to foster the spirit of harmony, to promote good order in the church, and to better set forth our position before the world, do ordain and establish the following articles, to which we voluntarily submit ourselves.

Therefore, be it resolved, that beginning July 9, 2023 we shall be governed by the following Constitution and Bylaws.

Article I: Name

The name of this church shall be Christ Covenant Reformed Baptist Church.

Article II: Foundation, Purpose, Objectives, and Priorities of Ministry

  1. The foundation of this church shall be the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself being its very cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-22), and its code of guidance in all its affairs, the Word of God; and this church does here affirm its faith that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of Almighty God (John 14:26; 2 Peter 1:20-21, 3:15-16; 2 Timothy 3:16).
  2. The purpose of this church is to glorify the God of the Scriptures in promoting His worship, edifying saints, and evangelizing sinners. To this end we are committed to proclaiming God's perfect law and His glorious gospel of grace in Jesus Christ throughout the world and defending "the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints" (Jude 1:3).
  3. The objectives of this church shall be the following:
    1. To worship God according to the teaching of His Word;
    2. To practice the precepts and examples of the Church of our Lord Jesus Christ as set forth in the New Testament;
    3. To sustain its ordinances and doctrines as outlined in the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith;
    4. To preach and propagate among all peoples God’s perfect law and His glorious gospel of grace in Jesus Christ;
    5. To defend "the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints." (Jude 1:3).
  4. The ministry priorities of this church flow from the vision of God’s glory revealed in Jesus Christ. We exist to savor this vision in worship (John 4:23), strengthen the vision in nurture and education (1 Corinthians 14:26; 2 Peter 3:18), and spread the vision through evangelism, missions, holy living, and loving deeds (Matthew 28:18-20; 5:16; 1 Corinthians 10:31; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 2:9; 3:15).

Article III: Doctrinal Statement

In the spirit of catholicity, it is our intention as a congregation to stand with the historic church in her creedal tradition found in the Apostles', Niceno-Constantinopolitan, Athanasian Creeds, and the Definition of Chalcedon; likewise, that which is in accordance with them agreed upon by the early fathers of the church.

Standing in this historic strain of doctrinal truth we hold as our confession of faith the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, as an excellent summary of what we believe. We hold to its content, not as our authoritative rule, for Scripture alone holds this position, but rather as an aid to us in controversy, a confirmation in faith, a means of instruction in righteousness, and a link with faithful brothers who have gone before.

Read Full Constitution and By-Laws (pdf)

Our History

Christ Covenent Reformed Baptist Church is a merger of Faith Community RBC and Sovereign Joy RBC in the summer of 2023.

Faith Community

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Sovereign Joy

In early 2007, a group of Californians moved to the Fort Worth area and began a Bible study. In February 2008, the Bible study groupd covenanted together to form Sovereign Joy Community Church.

For two years, we held worship services at Heritage Trace Church of Christ in Keller, TX. In 2010, we moved to Grace Church in Fort Worth, where we are located today.

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