To develop mighty men and women of God, knowledgeable in the word of faith, and able to do the work of the ministry, as we win the world for Jesus Christ.
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Bishop Benjamin Sutton, Senior Pastor
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Sutton has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of the Scriptures. He has served at McLean Chapel Free Will Baptist Church (aka “The Chapel”) for eighteen years. He and his wife have four children. Bishop Sutton is the Bishop of the United American Free Will Baptist Denomination, Inc. (Cape Fear “B”). Bishop Sutton love helping people and preaching the Word of God.
Affirmation of Faith
We believe that God is the Father Almighty and that He is the Maker of Heaven and Earth as the Scriptures have said. We believe in Jesus, that He is the Christ and is the only begotten son of the Father. He is the way, the truth and the life. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. On the third day, He rose from the dead and declared victory over the grave, death and hell. He has gone back to the Father to prepare a place for us in His Kingdom. He will come back as He promised to judge the world and to deliver the righteous. We believe in the Holy Ghost, the Christian Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and eternal life for all true believers.
Our vision for McLean Chapel Free Will Baptist Church is to be a holistic, family-oriented ministry. Our aim is to lead all men to a greater awareness of the goodness and faithfulness of God, and to lead them to the next level of glory in Christ Jesus, through the teaching of the Word of Faith and the exercise of Christian fellowship. We shall endeavor to meet the spiritual needs of our community through: Evangelism, Discipleship Training, Family Focused Orientation, Stewardship and Outreach Ministry.