Get to know about Raines Road Church


The Raines Road church began in the home of Jean Holly in November 1982. The church moved to the home of Isaac Bowie before settling in for its formative years in the home of William Bell. After about After eight years it moved to the current location at 33 E. Raines Road. The ministry has worked has served three generations with the message of fulfilled hope.

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Sunday Gatherings

Currently we meet on Sundays for morning Bible study at 10:00 a.m. followed by our weekly worship service at 10:00 a.m. We also meet with two classes on Wednesday, the New Converts class for ladies taught by Jan Crenshaw and the general Wednesday night class where we are studying the book of Isaiah.

Time & Location

Our Sunday morning services are at 10 and 11am. In the Sunday morning Bible class we are studying the book of Hebrews. Wednesday services begin with Bible study for new converts. This class is currently for women, both new to the faith and those who would like to become stronger in the fundamentals of the faith. This class is followed by the general Bible study for all groups from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The current study is the book of Isaiah.

Common Questions

Our gospel message is the proclamation of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) We believe that message is the saving and unifying message for those who identify themselves as Christian believers. We teach those who seek a relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, repent and turn from their sins, confess publicly their faith in Christ as the Son of God and be baptized to walk in the new resurrection life of Christ. Each member is to then continue a walk in holiness and sanctification demonstrating and manifesting the life of Christ.
The Old Testament predicted that the just would live by faith. Paul wrote, And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles through faith, preached before the gospel to Abraham saying in you, all families of earth would be blessed, Gal. 3:8. He also wrote to the Ephesians saying, For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Finally, in the book of Hebrews, the Bible teaches: But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him. (Heb. 11:7) We become sons of God by faith, Gal. 3:26.
To ask whether baptism is essential is to ask whether keeping a commandment of God is essential. It is essential to keep the commandments of God to the best of our ability. God commands us to love. "For this is the love of God that we keep his commandments. If we bread that commandment we do not love God. God also commanded baptism. Go therefore and teach all nations baptizing them into the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you and lo, I am with you even to the end of the age. (Matt 28:20) At the household of Corneslius per commanded him to be baptized. Can anyone forbid water that these should not be baptized who have received who have received the Holy Spirit as well as we. (Acts 10:47-48).

What to expect

Expect to be greeted by a warm, friendly, loving family of God's people. Expect classes that are Bible-based and focused on discovery and the practical application of the word of God. Expect Christ-centered sermons designed to teach and strengthen the congregation in their knowledge, wisdom and daily walk in the faith. Expect loving fellowship and mutual support as we journey together through life. Expect compassionate people who understand brokenness in one's life journey who are always ready to lend a helping hand. Expect to be treated with respect.

Get connected

Lost wandering sheep are a prey for all kinds of evil. Those without spiritual guidance and care are unable to build the strength needed to ensure a happy and godly life. The Bible teaches that it is not good for man to be alone, Gen. 2:18. In addition, Jeremiah says "O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in Himself. It is not in man who walks to direct his own steps. (Jer. 10:23) If you trying to make it on your own, you are working outside of God's family and grace. "A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment." (Prov. 18:1) We encourage you to come and be a part of God's community. May God bless your heart to work and worship.