Southern Baptist - An Independent congregation dedicated to traditional Baptist doctrine, also associated with and cooperates with The Southern Baptist Convention.
Bible Based - We preach and teach the Word! This is not just a slogan at TLBC. There are no soft, shallow, sentimental sermons found here. Pastor/teacher Dr. C. Norman Sellers has a thorough knowledge and experience of the Biblical languages to discover the meaning of the Scriptures that others miss. If you want to grow deeper in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, this is the place for you. If you have grown weary of therapeutic sermons, then, the verse by verse expositional preaching that we offer is the cure you seek.
Church - We believe the purpose of the church service, (when the Saints gather together) is for the worship of the one and only true God, for mutual edification, and "for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry" (Ephesians 4:12). It is not primarily for the purpose of evangelism. Nor is the way we do church simply a marketing endeavor. We seek to educate, not merely entertain. At the same time we do not shy away from modern forms of communication, i.e.: Powerpoint, video or new forms of music etc. Although we are customarily traditional in style.
Free Grace - We are dedicated to the clear proclamation of God's free salvation through "faith alone in Christ alone," which is properly correlated with and yet distinguished from issues related to discipleship, i,e.: "following Jesus; giving, committing or surrendering one's life to Christ" (Mark 8:34). Simply believe in Jesus and He guarantees you will never die spiritually. That's "Good News!" Jesus said, "He who believes in Me has eternal life" (John 6:47). Then, Jesus said to those who had believed in Him, "If you abide in My Word, you are my disciples indeed, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free" (John 8:31-32), that's "Discipleship." For a more detailed explanation visit the Grace Gospel webpage. We are also affiliated with "The Grace Evangelical Society." For more information please visit their website at faithalone.org.
Our Purpose - Evangelizing a Lost World -- Reaching
Equipping the Saints for Ministry -- Teaching
Exalting the Lord in Worship -- Praising
Encouraging One Another Through Ministry -- Building
Enjoying One Another in Fellowship -- Loving
Our Pastor - C. Norman Sellers, known affectionately as "Rev". Born in Easton, Maryland and grew up in Seaford, Delaware. A Veteran of the US Navy and a former AP Supermarket Manager. He is a graduate of Philadelphia Biblical University, BS; Dallas Theological Seminary, Th. M; and Grace Theological Seminary, Th.D. He has pastored churches in Indiana and Florida. He taught Bible, Theology, and Greek at Miami Christian College, then Trinity International University for 28 years. He is presently the President of National Bible College. He has authored several books and booklets, including A Workbook for Greek, Beginning Greek on DVD and many college level courses on Cassettes, CDs, or online with bound outline notes.
National Bible College - A real Bible College offering real degrees using traditional courses of a high academic standard offered in a non-traditional manner, at a cost of only 15-20% of a comparable Bible College education. NBC is as close as your local church or your own home. It's the college that comes to you. Courses are available at various locations, on-line, or by correspondence. For a full description go to www.nationalbiblecollege.com
Our Associate Pastor - Ray Losey. He is a native born Miami Floridian. Growing up in Miami and in Plantation, Florida. He is a graduate of Miami Christian College ('81) with a degree in Bible and Christian Communications, and a degree in Electronics Technologies from Brown Institute ('82). He is also a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a Masters of Religion ('97). He is a long time employee of WSVN-TV, Miami, with over 30 years of experience working in the radio and television industry as a broadcast technician. He has extensive experience in sound board operation with several churches in the Palm Beach and Broward County area. He heads up our youth program 24/7, teaches the Adult Bible Study, on occasion fills the pulpit, creates and operates our Powerpoint presentations, and is now a website designer. He is also the Vice President of Marketing and Development for National Bible College.