Sister Churches

Gatlin is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. As such we cooperate with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the Mullins Baptist Association. We would consider these sister churches in a sense at which we cooperate, doing more together than we can do alone.

Within the SBC however, there are many churches that would differ greatly form us in our distinctives and interpretation of Scripture, namely: ecclesialogy, soteriology, eschatology, and missiology. We do not break fellowship from others as long as they believe salvation comes by faith alone, in Christ alone, through grace alone.

We have a special unity and cooperation with several churches that we encourage others to unite in covenant membership with and partner in the advance of the Gospel. These are likeminded churches, advancing the gospel and name of Jesus Christ amongst the nations all for the glory of God alone. They have the Scriptures as there authority and preach the whole council of Gods word. They share a like confession, statement of faith, purpose, discipline, etc.

We also would point people to the ministries; Founders, Nine Marks, Gospel Coalition, and Together for the Gospel. These ministries have lists of churches affiliated with them that can be very helpful when looking for a church body that is faithful to the Scriptures and one in which you can serve.

The churches listed below are congregations that we have close fellowship with as they to are Reformed Southern Baptist Churches, and we have a partnership in the advance of the Gospel. A special unity found in One Lord, one faith, and one baptism. Some of these are local works to Oklahoma, others are works that we humbly watched the Lord plant through our local Association of SBC churches (Mullins Baptist Association), Phoenix Baptist Association, and the North American Mission Board.

Oklahoma

Sovereign Grace Bible Church, Ada Oklahoma

First Baptist Church, Beggs Ok

Redeemer Community, Cache Ok

Trinity Church, Chickasha Ok

First Baptist Meridian, Commanche Oklahoma

Grace Church, Gans Ok

Bethel Baptist Church, Owasso Ok

Arizona (Church Plants with Mullins Baptist Association and North American Mission Board)

Valley Life Tramonto, Phoenix Arizona

Valley Life Surprise, Surprise Arizona

Valley Life Arrowhead, Arrowhead Arizona