We are the English Speaking Ministry of Chinese Southern Baptist Church.We believe that Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life; further, we affirm that Jesus died on the cross for the sins of the world and only through believing and surrendering to Him can a person receive salvation. We strive to submit to the authority of the Bible in all our ministries. Our primary goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ who are passionate for His glory. Our mission is to spread the gospel to all nations. (See Beliefs)
- Commitment: To God & His WordColossians 3:16-17 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
- Commission: Making Disciples of JesusMatthew 28:18-20 – “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'”
- Community: Growing in Faith TogetherHebrews 10:24-25 – “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
- Catalyst: Equipping Every Member to ServeEphesians 4:11-16 – “And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”
LEAD TEACHING PASTOR
Pastor Matthew Zwitt is originally from Mobile, AL.
He and his wife Lauren were married in 2008, and have four sons: Abraham (2009) Josiah (2010), Moses (2011), and Ezra (2013). He graduated with his Bachelors of Arts in Christian Ministry from Leavell College in New Orleans, LA in 2008 and graduated from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity in 2011. He was Licensed in 2010 and Ordained in 2011 by First Baptist Lacombe.
Pastor Matt has been serving in ministry since 2005, as a College Minister, Preacher, and Pastoral Intern. In June 2011 God called Matt to the city of Seattle to serve as English Minister of CSBC. His passion is to teach the Word of God, disciple believers, and evangelize the lost.