We are a Christ-centered, Scripture based and Spirit guided congregation. A life changing community and disciple-makers who follow the great commission, reaching out to the community, because we believe all people matter to our Creator God. We are dedicated to put our next generation, our children first, equipping them as ministers of Christ.
Rev. Samuel Luk is the senior pastor in our church. He was born and raised in Hong Kong. He and his family of four came to the United States in 1992 as immigrant and God called him into full time ministry in 2001. He finished his Master of Divinity requirements at Overseas Theological Seminary in San Jose, California and have serve our church since.
Statement of Faith
0.1 Since the time of the Apostles, Christians have laid out their beliefs in brief, definitive statements. We believe that it is necessary to set forth in succinct fashion the fundamental truths of our church as guided by Scripture. Our Statement of Faith summarizes essential Christian beliefs and safeguards the church from error. Therefore, this document aims to preserve the unity of the church through a commitment to Biblical truth.
0.2 We recognize that any doctrinal statement is a fallible human attempt to summarize and systematize God’s inexhaustible revelation. Furthermore, this statement of faith is not intended to supersede the Word of God; for it derives its validity and authority solely from its agreement with the Word of God. This statement does not create the truth but simply expresses it and sets forth those truths which 4C Christ Centered Community Church believes.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Son of God and by Him all things were created. Fully human and fully divine, Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Marry. While on Earth, Christ lived a sinless life, was full of grace and truth, performed good deeds and miracles, and taught the words of life. He was crucified, died, and rose again. Christ ascended into heaven, now intercedes for us, and will return to judge the living and the dead.
The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, draws people to Christ, indwells believers, and is uniquely present when two or more Christians gather in the name of Jesus. He enables Christians to live a holy life, reveals the Word of God, and empowers believers through various gifts for the work of the church.
Those who confess with their mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe with their heart that God raised him from the dead, shall be saved. Those who do so are born again, having been regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Both the saved and the lost shall be resurrected; the saved will be resurrected to life and the lost resurrected to damnation.
Spiritual Unity of Believers:
The spiritual unity of believers is in the Lord Jesus Christ and is expressed through love for fellow believers.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, being the final authority on matters of faith, theology, doctrine, and conduct.
There is a universal Church of Jesus Christ. All believers are part of that Church. Christians are called to regularly assemble together in local expressions of that universal Church for worship, fellowship, administering the sacraments, instruction, and engaging in good works.
The greatest commandment is to love God with all one’s heart, soul, mind, and strength. The second greatest commandment is to love one’s neighbor as one’s self.
Christians are commanded, and predestined, to perform good works which glorify the Father.
Christians are to live lives that are holy, being set apart from this “world”, because believers are holy. Therefore, believers are to repent from their sin, resist temptation, and conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with a Christian lifestyle and character.
Marriage has been ordained by God and is the exclusive covenantal union between a man and a woman in which such union is a lifetime commitment. A civil government’s sanction of a union will be recognized as a legitimate marriage by the Church only to the extent that it is consistent with the definition of “marriage” found in these Articles.
Legitimate sexual relations are exercised solely within marriage. Hence, sexual relations outside of marriage (referred to in the New Testament as “porneia”– πορνεια) including but not limited to, adultery, premarital sex, homosexuality, and pedophilia are inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible and the Church. Further, lasciviousness, transgender behavior, and the creation or distribution or viewing of pornography, are incompatible with the biblical witness.