MEET THE PASTORS
Mark and Tai Blair have always had a heart for the city of Spokane, WA. Whether it was collecting donations for the homeless, street evangelism in the park or serving as interns & youth pastors in the area, they have always believed in & worked for the destiny of Spokane.
Mark is an anointed & profound communicator as well as a cutting edge musician & worship leader. Tai was born & raised in Spokane, WA. Her heart for the lost prompted her to travel extensively using dance & drama as well as acts of service to present the gospel in the US & overseas. They are passionate about the local church rising up & being all that it is called to be.
For over 12 years they have served throughout the Northwest in a variety of churches as the youth pastors, intern directors, worship pastor as well as administrative pastors. This has given them a well-rounded perspective of the intricacies of the local church. Mark & Tai, along with their 3 beautiful children, love being back in Spokane & seeing God’s people impact the city for His glory.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
WE'RE GLAD YOU ASKED
The Word (1 Tim 3:16)
The Presence of God (Ps 16: 11, 100:4; Act 2:28)
Prayer (James 5:16, 1 Tim 2:1-2)
Prophecy (1 Corinthians 14)
Signs, wonders & healing (Mark 16:17)
5 Fold Ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16)
Family (Genesis 2:18; Psalms 127:3-5)
Creativity (Genesis 1:1)
Local Church (Matt 16:18; Titus 1:5))
World Missions (Mark 16:15-16)
Generosity in Stewardship (Malachi 3:10; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians 9:7; Philippians 4:15)
Evangelism (Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 9:37-38)
Grace (Ephesians 2:8)
STATEMENTS OF FAITH
The Bible – We accept the canon of scripture as originally given. We believe in the plenary-verbal inspiration of scripture, and believe that scripture is the inerrant, infallible final authority for all matters of the Christian faith and Christian conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:13)
The Godhead – We believe in the Godhead, the Holy Trinity, who exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are distinguishable yet indivisible (Matthew 23:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14).
The Creation and Fall – We believe in original sin and the depravity of man as a result of man’s fall recorded in Genesis. This fall created a need for redemption ultimately fulfilled in Jesus Christ who is the ransom for our sin. (Romans 5:12,18)
The Lord Jesus Christ – We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior of men, and that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, fully God and full man. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:14-18; Isaiah 7:14; 9:6)
The Resurrection – We believe that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day, and personally appeared to His disciples. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)
The Ascension – We believe in the bodily ascension of Jesus to heaven, His exaltation, and personal, literal and bodily coming again the second time for His Church. (John 14:2, 3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
Salvation – We believe salvation is wholly by God's grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, that through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of the cross at Calvary sinners obtain the remission of sins. (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:11; 1 Peter 1:18-19)
Baptism – We believe in the necessity of water baptism by immersion in the Name of the Eternal Godhead in order to fulfill the command of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6)
The Holy Spirit – We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the church was empowered by the Holy Spirit in the book of Acts for the work of building the Kingdom of God. (John 1:32-34; 20:22; Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; and 19:6)
Gifts of the Spirit – We believe in the operation of the Gifts of the Spirit as enumerated in 1 Corinthians 12-14, as manifested in the Early Church. The miraculous gifts (including speaking in tongues) produced by the Holy Spirit continue to function today just as they did when the Church was established. (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 1 Peter 4:10; Ephesians 4:7-12).
The Spirit Filled Life - We believe in the Spirit-filled life, a life of separation from the world, and a life dedicated to God’s work through the leading of the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 7:1)
Healing - We believe in the healing of the body by Divine power, or Divine healing in its varied aspects as practiced in the Early Church. (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9, James 5:14)
The Table of the Lord – We believe in the table of the Lord, commonly called the Communion or the Lord’s Supper, for believers & celebrate it weekly as a body. (1 Corinthians 11:28-32; Matthew 26:26-28)
Stewardship – We believe that every Christian, as a steward of that portion of God’s wealth that they have been entrusted, is obligated to support his local Church financially. We believe that God has established the tithe as a basis for giving, but that every Christian should also give other offerings sacrificially and cheerfully to the support of the Church as it commits itself to the relief of those in need, and the spread of the Gospel. (Genesis 14:20; Proverbs 3:9-10; Acts 4:34-37; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7; Galatians 6:6; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 1 John 3:17)