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Biblical Truth

We hold fast to the centrality of Jesus Christ, the story of God’s amazing redemption, and the core doctrines of historic Christianity. These are evident in our commitment to expositional preaching and teaching, biblical counseling, and discipleship.


Missional Living

We are committed to sharing the gospel with all people as ambassadors of Christ, calling everyone to repent of sin and believe the Good News. We believe all Christians are missionaries called to rehearse, share, and live the gospel.


Making Disciples

We are devoted to our disciples’ progressive transformation into the image of Christ. A mature disciple grows in the spiritual disciplines, serves and is accountable to the church, and makes disciples of Christ who make disciples.


Christian Community

We are committed to one another as God’s family to grow in authentic biblical community. We are a covenant community cultivating love, unity, and fellowship in our Sunday, weekly, and Life-Group gatherings.


Authentic Worship

We desire to direct our unceasing worship to the Triune God in all areas of life, seeking to find our greatest pleasure in God’s glorious presence. This requires no style or preference, simply Spirit and truth.


Servant Leadership

We are dedicated to properly appoint qualified elders and deacons over clearly defined church membership as the established order of Christ’s church. Within this order we are committed to foster servant leaders and faithful followers.

Leadership

 
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Ben Averitt (

Lead Pastor | Elder)

Ben is the lead Pastor of preaching and vision at Jenks Bible Church. Ben finished his undergraduate work at the University of North Texas and majored in history while earning a minor in philosophy. Following UNT Ben entered the Master of Theology program at Dallas Theological Seminary and earned a Th.M. in pastoral leadership. Ben married his sweetheart in 1992 and is the proud father to five children. Ben came to faith in Jesus Christ in the Fall of 1988. For recreation and a little bodily discipline, Ben enjoys outdoor cycling several times each week.

 
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Matt Harkey (

Associate Pastor | Elder)

Matt has been amazed at the grace of God since the age of 18, when the Lord granted him repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ. With a passion in his heart to teach God's word, Matt graduated from the College of Biblical Studies in 2008, where he earned a B.S. in Christian Leadership. Following graduation, Matt went to Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a Th.M. in Expository Preaching. Matt is the associate pastor at Jenks Bible Church. His joyful duty is to shepherds young adults, coordinates worship services, and supports his lead pastor in the work of the ministry. Matt is married to his lovely wife, Brachele, and they have three beautiful kids.

 
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Royce Wright (

Elder)

As a 7 year old boy, Royce accepted Christ as his Savior, and grew up in a pastor's home. Royce later went to college at Southern Nazarene University and while there met his lifetime sweetheart, Argentia. They were married in 1964, and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. After graduation, Royce went into the real estate business and formed his present company Capital Assets, Inc. over 35 years ago.

 
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Nate Callison (

Elder)

Nathan was led into a relationship with Jesus Christ as a senior in high school. A few years later God brought Amanda into his life. Since they have been married they are enjoying the delights of parenting nine children. Along with his passion for families and marriages, he loves to see people growing in Christ. As his occupation, Nathan is a data manager for Pathway Services. He also enjoys athletics and his farm life.

 
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David Walker (

Deacon)

Before serving as deacon at Jenks Bible Church, David and Julie previously called California their home. Since making Oklahoma their home they have found Jenks Bible Church to be their church family. David and Julie have been married since March of 1984 and are very proud of their three grown sons. David has known Jesus Christ as Savior since 1973.

 
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Bruce Havens (

Deacon)

Bruce Havens serves as a deacon at Jenks Bible Church. Bruce brings his many skills and gifting to the management of our building projects. Bruce and his sweet wife Paddy have been following Christ for 40 years.

 
 
 
 
 

The Godhead

We believe and teach that there is but one true and living God, Creator of all things visible and invisible, eternally existing in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three equally divine persons, constituting the Godhead, have precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and are equally worthy of the same exaltation and obedience.


The Bible

We believe and teach that God has spoken in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, comprised of 66 books. God so superintended the writing of these books that the human authors, without suppressing their own experience, personality, methods, and style, were moved along by the Holy Spirit to record the very words of Scripture, which in all parts—historical, poetical, didactic, and prophetical—and in every word is the inspired Word of God and without error in the original manuscripts. These same Scriptures center on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ as seen in His first and second comings. Hence, no portion of Scripture is rightly interpreted until it leads to Him. We also believe and teach that the Bible is the only authoritative source of God’s special revelation that is sufficient for salvation and practical instruction.  It is, therefore, deserving of belief in everything it teaches, obedience in everything it requires, and trust in everything it promises


Mankind, Created & Fallen

We believe and teach that man, both male and female, was originally created in the image and after the likeness of God to live in relational harmony with God and one another, but fell from that lofty estate through sin against God. Adam’s fall resulted in all mankind’s separation from God and subjection to the power of Satan.  Every child of Adam is likewise born into this world inheriting both guilt and a sinful human nature, which not only possesses no spark of divine life, but also is totally depraved apart from divine grace. Therefore, all humans are both sinners by nature and choice—continually desiring and acting only from that which conforms to their sinful hearts—and subjects of divine wrath and judgment. The only hope for mankind to find freedom from his estate and obtain spiritual life and salvation is through the Redeemer, Jesus Christ.


The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

We believe and teach that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God and Second Person of the Trinity, became incarnate. He is fully God and fully man, having two distinct natures in one unique person. He was the promised Messiah and Lord Who was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and was crucified under Pontius Pilate. He died as a penal substitutionary atonement, arose bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


Salvation

We believe and teach that salvation is God’s gift received by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. The achievement of this salvation is owed to the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It is He Who died as a substitute for sinners to satisfy God’s wrath and bear sin’s penalty so that God might impute the righteous life of Christ to, forgive the sin of, and grant eternal life to the sinner by faith.  The gift of salvation is applied by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, by which a new nature is imparted from above, and a new life is implanted through the Word, resulting in a new status as a child of God. We believe and teach that, owing nothing to human merit or good works, the sinner is converted by repentance from sin and faith in the Lord Jesus, thus responding to the outward call of the gospel of Jesus Christ.


The Church

We believe and teach that the true church constitutes all the redeemed in Christ, who are united by the Holy Spirit to the body of Christ, of which Christ is its head, and are called the bride of Christ, of which Christ is her beloved.

We believe and teach that the true church, while being one, holy, universal, and apostolic church, is localized in various expressions, each of which is ideally composed only of the redeemed in Christ. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances for the local church—baptism as an act of initiation into the covenant community, and the Lord’s Supper as the continual activity of covenant renewal—both serving as visible and tangible expressions of the gospel. The local church must likewise uphold the centrality of the Word of God in its preaching, teaching, and reading.

We believe and teach that the local church is to be ordered under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ, with properly appointed and qualified leadership that leads a clearly defined church membership, so that the church may reflect God who is a God of order. Among its responsibilities, the leadership must equip all members for the work of the ministry; for every member is gifted by the Holy Spirit to build up the body of Christ, so that every member may be presented to Christ as mature.

We believe and teach that the local church is to emphasize discipleship and the diligent keeping of the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, rising above preferences and differences, loving one another with a pure heart fervently, and protecting its holiness through mutual accountability and church discipline. The church is assured by her Lord that He will, as He so unequivocally promised, build his church.


The Future

We believe and teach the imminent, personal, bodily, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ as Judge and King at the final consummation of all things, the universal resurrection of all humans—the righteous unto everlasting life, the wicked unto everlasting condemnation—the restoration of creation itself from bondage, the new heavens and the new earth, wherein only righteousness dwells, and the eternal eradication of sin, death, and evil, so that God might be all in all.

 


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Our Location

708 W. Main St
Jenks, Oklahoma, 74037