Statement of Faith

In Brief: For a simple declaration of faith, we ascribe to the Apostle’s Creed and for a more detailed declaration of faith we ascribe to the Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement

We are both members of Immanuel Nashville.  Our beliefs are main-stream, biblical, Jesus-focused. 

In More Detail:   I (Dave) grew up in the church, mostly Southern Baptist, and cannot remember a time when I did not know that God was real and that he has saved me through his son Jesus Christ. 

I (Marinajo) grew up in a family that was marginally Catholic and really didn’t come to know the Lord until I was a Sophomore in college. 

We both have gone to many different types of churches during our time together, including, charismatic non-denominational, Evangelical Covenant, Baptist, and Presbyterian.  We are comfortable in many faith settings.  We do not align strongly with any one denomination.  We are closest, theologically, with both the Baptist and Presbyterian denominations.  Our time in missions has given us lots of experience in working with those who differ from us theologically and we are comfortable working with anyone who holds to the basic tenets of the Christian faith.