Faith & Mission Statements

5930 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120

Mission Statement

We believe God's MISSION for Pilgrim Baptist Church is to be a body of believers in Jesus Christ committed to KNOWING Biblical Hope, GROWING practical Faith, and SHOWING godly Love as His disciples.

Confession of Faith

We believe in one God eternally existing in the Trinity...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Gen. 1:26; 1 Pet. 1:2; Heb. 1:1-3); the divine inspiration of the Scriptures (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21); the virgin birth of Christ (Matt. 1:23); the fall of man and his need of regeneration (Rom. 3:23); his redemption through the substitutionary death of Christ (Matt. 20:28); justification by faith (Rom. 5:1); eternal security of the saints (Rom. 8:29-39); the church as constituted of baptized believers (Eph. 4:5); and observing as its ordinances baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper (Matt. 28:19; 1 Cor. 11:23-26). We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring all things to an appropriate end and establish the new heaven and new earth (Eph. 1:9-10; Rev. 21:1). The certain hope of the Christian is that Jesus Christ will return to the earth suddenly, personally, and visibly in glory according to His promise (Acts 1:11; Rev. 19:11-16). There will be a bodily resurrection, both of the redeemed unto eternal life (1 Thess. 4:16; Rev. 20:4) and the lost unto eternal punishment (Rev. 20:11-15).