Our story...
The story of Greenisland Baptist is one of God moving in the lives of seven people back in 1996. We started to pray for our community and had a real sense of God’s leading and doors started opening and prayers answered in amazing ways.

After a couple of temporary locations He provided us with our current home. God has positioned us right in the heart of Greenisland and we continue to try and be a church that serves and reaches people around us for His glory. We don’t always get it right but it’s our desire to be faithful and see God move and impact people’s lives locally and globally.

The church is made up of people from all walks of life - employed and unemployed, single parents, married couples, young and old. We’ve had the joy of seeing lives changed, families grow, relationships flourish and as a church we look to the future with a sense of excitement and expectancy as God continues to develop our members and His work in Greenisland.
 

Our vision...
We long to see God’s glory as He is worshipped and adored in the lives of our church family, the people of Greenisland and the world.

Jesus at the centre
A group of people that adores God’s redemptive plan for us in Jesus. One that fully believes that worship of God is the point of our existence. One that believes in the complete sufficiency of the Bible to speak into every area of every persons life.

A real sense of family
A family that holds one another accountable, encourages one another & forgives one another. A family that will not settle for a little bit of God but one that spurs one another one to pursue God is greater and deeper measure.

Extension of God’s Kingdom
A church that sees that every person on the planet needs Jesus. A people that is equipped to go into the world and make disciples of all nations - starting in Greenisland, by sharing the gospel and serving & loving people.


Our leadership & staff...
Jonny McGreevy
Pastor

Jonny has been the pastor at our church since November 2011. He came to us having worked in Tenth Presbyterian in Philadelphia in the role of Discipleship Director. He is married to Laura and they have a daughter, Anna.

It is Jonny’s desire that we would be a church that is wholly Gospel driven. That we would have joy in our salvation in Jesus and be salt and light in the places where God has called us to be.

Our core beliefs...

The Holy Scriptures

The verbal inspiration and total inerrancy of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as originally given by God; their sole-sufficiency and final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

God

One God in three persons, the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-equal, co-eternal, sovereign and active in creation, providence and redemption.

The Lord Jesus Christ

The essential deity and perfect humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only mediator between God and men; His virgin birth, sinless life and sacrificial death on the cross as the only substitute for sinners.

The Holy Spirit

The work of the Holy Spirit in regenerating the sinner and indwelling, sanctifying and empowering the believer.

The Devil

The personality of the devil as a created being, his evil activity and final doom.

Man

• The creation of man in the image of God
• The entrance of sin through Adam’s disobedience
• The fallen and totally depraved state of all men
• Their subjection to God’s wrath and condemnation
• Their responsibility to repent and believe the gospel

Justification

• The justification of the sinner by God’s grace through faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ
• The eternal security of the believer

The Church

• We are a company of believers gathered together under the Headship of Christ for worship, fellowship, instruction and evangelism.
• The ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper:
    - Baptism being the immersion of believers on profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a symbol of their identification with him in his death, burial and resurrection
    - The Lord’s Supper being a remembrance of Christ until he comes and a renewal of commitment to Him.
• The offices of elder and deacon
• The priesthood of all believers and their unity in the body of Christ
• The separation of church and state.

The Future State

• The unconditional immortality of the soul
• The resurrection of the body
• The eternal joy in heaven of the believer
• The conscious eternal punishment in hell of those who die impenitent

Christian Behaviour

• The responsibility of all believers to obey and serve the Lord and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives
• The duty of this church to exercise godly discipline in a loving and caring fashion.