Canaan Baptist Church
3125 Antioch Campground Rd
Gainesville, Georgia 30506

Pastor Ken Anderson
You will enjoy his old fashioned style of preaching. Come hear the Word of God preached in a
loving and caring way.
We are a King James Bible believing church.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should have everlasting life. For God sent not his
Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might
be saved."
                                                                                             John 3:16-17
Canaan Baptist Church

What is an independent Baptist Church?

A Baptist church is an assembly of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ that
accepts the Bible as the sole authority for their faith and for their practices. The
membership of a Baptist church is comprised of regenerated people that have
been sealed by the Holy Spirit and baptized by immersion. The Lord Jesus
Christ is their only Saviour. He is also their interceding High Priest. Baptist
churches are established, organized, and operate in accordance with the
instructions provided in the New Testament.

An independent Baptist church is a self-governing congregation. It has Christ
as its eternal head; the Bible as its rule book and the pastor is the leader under
Christ. The pastor is a shepherd-teacher who is to lead by his Christian
example and by spiritual maturity. He is the elder that Peter wrote about:

The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness
of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be
revealed: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight
thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.  
(1 Peter 5:1-3 KJV)
Why belong to an Independent Baptist church?
We believe the Bible is the verbally inspired and preserved Word of the Living
God. It is inerrant and it is authoritative in all matters pertaining to the faith. We
believe that obeying its precepts and truths bring blessings to one’s life and
home and that ignoring those precepts and truths will bring a certain curse. We
believe that the church is a sovereign entity that does not need any human
authorization to exist and fulfill its mission. Christ is our Lord and Master, and
we are all brethren. God has delegated power to the local church to accomplish
HIS work on earth. If you desire purity in your doctrine, preaching without
compromise, and to see people coming to faith in the Biblical Christ, then you
belong at an independent Baptist church like Canaan Baptist Church.
The genuine Independent Baptist church has a:

Message that is Biblical.

Ministry to the entire community.

Mission to evangelize the world.

Music that is appropriate for worshipping a holy God, not merely entertainment.

Manifestation of God’s Spirit in the membership.

Lastly, Baptists have always loved freedom. Soul liberty is something that we
cherish. The freedom to worship God as He has dictated to our conscience
without restrictions imposed by men. The privilege of reading the Bible for
ourselves and approaching our God based solely on the shed blood of HIS
beloved Son.
Canaan Baptist Church