Our Faith


For over 110 years, Bakersfield First Church of the Nazarene has been serving Bakersfield and its residents in the name of Jesus as a Christian church.  As a member of the Church of the Nazarene, BFC follows the denomination's articles of faith, which are listed below.

Link: Church of the Nazarene

Articles of Faith:

We believe
 in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

We believe that humanity is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place.