About Us

Welcome!

We are grateful that you have chosen to get acquainted with us. We hope that you will feel welcomed, encouraged, and free to worship. Our church wants to be a place where we can fellowship, learn, grow, and be the change that this world needs. More than anything we want this to be a place where you hear Jesus Christ preached, feel the Holy Spirit move, and see God move.  We repeatedly hear from visitors that we are “the friendliest church” they have attended.

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Church Leadership

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Michael Franklin

Senior Pastor
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Steve Stewart

Worship & Associate Pastor
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Cody Wells

Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Administration
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Scott Warren

Missions Leader
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Marty Darneal

Youth Leader
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Missy Holmes

Children's Leader
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Lori Franklin

Preschool Leader


Office Staff

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Chuck Chitty

Office Manager
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Annette Kirsch

Office Assistant

What We Believe

This is how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, man, and many significant aspects of our faith which are firmly rooted in Scripture.

What We Believe

This is how we view God, Jesus, the Bible, man, and many significant aspects of our faith. Firmly rooted in Scripture, the beliefs of Rye Hill guide our decisions as a church.
Full Statement of Beliefs

The Bible

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and religious opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation.

The Trinity

God exists as three persons in One. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. All of which are eternal and were at the creation of the world. Each has their own distinct characteristics and specific function.

The Father

God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.

The Son

Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

Eternity

The Bible clearly states that we are “pilgrims passing through this world”. Once our life is finished on this Earth, we will either become separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. The place of eternal separation from God is called Hell. Heaven is the place of eternal life with God.

Man

Man is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is thus part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, they become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Salvation

God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

The Church

The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

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Get in touch or drop in at a service!

Sunday School • 9:15 AM

Sunday Morning Worship • 10:30 AM

Sunday Evening Worship • 6:00 PM

Wednesday Adult Study • 6:30 PM

Youth Discipleship • 6:30 PM

AWANA • 6:00 - 7:30 PM (August - April)


Office Hours

Monday - Thursday • 8 AM - 4 PM

Food Pantry Hours

Monday - Thursday • 9 AM - 3 PM