About Us

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Our Leadership Team

The leadership team is committed to the ministry God has given them. It consists of Deacons, Deaconesses, Trustees, General and Regional Delegates, Children’s Director, Music Director, Treasurer and Secretary. They come alongside the Pastor to assist in ministry opportunities and to work through the vision and mission of the church. Their goal is to glorify the Lord in all they do and say and in the way they lead His Church.


Pastor Reggie Courliss, Senior Pastor

Reggie has been the pastor at Elkton Missionary Church since 2002. He and his wife, Sue have been involved in ministry for over 30 years, through positions as Youth Director, Youth For Christ Staff, Youth Pastor and their current position. He has a passion for people and to minister the love of Jesus to the congregation as well as the community. He and Sue have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

 


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Mission and Values

What We Believe

Scripture is our authority. The Missionary Church is committed to this basic statement of faith.

GOD.

There is but one eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere-present Triune God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit— who is the creator and sustainer of all things (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 1 Timothy 2:5).

JESUS CHRIST.

He is God incarnate, yet human. He lived a sinless life, died to make atonement for the sins of all mankind, was bodily resurrected and is now mediator at the right hand of the Father. He is assuredly coming in power and glory for His believing followers, and is the only Savior of men (John 1:1, 14; Titus 2:11-14).

HOLY SPIRIT.

He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerating all who repent of their sins and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He sanctifies, empowers, teaches, guides and comforts the believers (John 16:7,8, 12-15).

BIBLE.

The Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God and thus authoritative in all matters it addresses (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21).

SALVATION.

Salvation is the result of genuine repentance of sin and faith in the atoning work of Christ. It brings forgiveness to the penitent, makes him a partaker of the divine nature and gives peace with God. We call this new birth (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 1:3-5).

CHURCH.

We believe in the invisible and universal Church as an organism. It is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus who have been vitally united by faith to Christ, its living Head and sovereign Lord (Matthew 16:18; Hebrews 12:22-24).

ORDINANCES.

We believe the Christian ordinances are two: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe they are outward rites appointed by Christ to be administered in each church, not as a means of salvation, but as a visible sign and seal of its reality (Acts 8:36; 1 Corinthians 11:24-34).

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Who Are We?

In the broadest sense, the Missionary Church is over 744,000 people in more than 14,890 congregations in 22 countries. There are over 475 congregations in the United States.

The Missionary Church came into existence as a result of the spiritual revivals that swept across North America in the late 19th century. The evangelistic fervor continued through an aggressive program of missionary activity.

The Missionary Church is an evangelical denomination committed to church planting and world missions. With the national office in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the Missionary Church communicates the message of Christ with an aggressive strategy. Committed to the Great Commandment, the Missionary Church strives to be focused on the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

The mission of Elkton Missionary Church is to make disciples. Jesus commands us in Matthew 28:19-21 to “..go and make disciples of every nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded them and I will be with you until the end of the ages.” To accomplish this, the following is critical; We will engage in intercessory prayer; We will evangelize and make disciples; We will plant new churches and districts; We will recruit Catalytic Leaders.

Find more information about the Missionary Church denomination here:


https://www.mcusa.org