About God.God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. Genesis I:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
About Jesus Christ.Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; Colossians 1:15-16
About the Holy Spirit.The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer at least one spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7- 13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.
About the Bible.The Bible is God's Word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because the Bible is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; Proverbs 30:5; Psalms 119:105, 160 3:26.
About Human Beings.People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by “sin” which separates people from God and causes many problems in life. Genesis1:27;Psalms8:3-6; Is. 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2.
About Salvation.Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ alone as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith alone, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith alone. Romans6:23;Ephesians2:8-9 ;John14:6,1:12;Titus3:5;Galatians3:26; Romans 5:1.
About Eternal Security.Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If one has been genuinely saved, he cannot lose it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security. John 10:29; 2 Tim. 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5.
About Eternity.People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. John 3:16; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23.
For a complete and detailed statement of our faith, please visit Baptist Faith and Message 2000 edition.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Peter Ndikumana was born and raised in Rwanda and in a Catholic Church family, and did not have a personal relationship with God. In 1994, when Peter was 14 years old, about 800 thousand people lost their lives in Rwanda Tutsi Genocide. After his family was scattered, Peter found himself with his dad and uncle. Peter watched his uncle murdered while he and his dad were to be next. At that moment, Peter remembered a story his mom told him when he was 6 years old, about someone powerful named God. Peter heard a voice telling him to make a vow to God. Peter vowed to God that he would surrender his life and serve Him forever if He rescued him. Miraculously, God saved Peter’s life that day, and he surrendered his life to Jesus.
God used Peter to plant Foursquare Gospel Church of Rwanda, serving as General Secretary of the church, Peter helped multiplying one church to twenty-eight more sister churches within six years. He served as Executive Secretary for Rwanda Reconciliation Ministry, independent adoption consultant and Discipleship director for Tent Makers of Rwanda. Peter spoke to big crusades and watched thousands people surrendering their lives to Jesus. Peter is proud of his role as a husband to Ruth and father to Dear, Ken and Levi.
In 2012, Peter and his family moved to USA and settled in Kingwood. Peter has a Master’s of Bible and Theology and Doctor of Theology both from Faith Christian University. Peter has a heart for the lost and the Lord called him to plant Immanuel Community Church in Kingwood, with a vision to multiply many churches in USA and around the world.
Stephanie and her husband Jerry have been long time members of the Kingwood community. Along with their three children, they enjoy music, movies and family time.