Pastor Tooley grew up in Clyde, Ohio. He was raised by his parents who trained him up in the way he should go. Roger Tooley realised his need for Christ, After a Wednesday night service at Harvest Baptist Temple in Clyde, Ohio, Roger Tooley made his way to an altar and trusted Christ as Lord and Savior.
Immediately, changes began to take place in his heart and life. Just a few short years later, at the age of 16, Bro. Tooley would surrender to the call to preach. Understanding a call to preach required much preparation, he would seek to further his Bible knowledge and studies through Faith Baptist Bible College in Resaca, Ga. where he obtained a three year, Graduate of Theology degree.
Pastor Tooley has a wonderful wife, Tammy, and two children, Rebekah(18) and Caleb (14), that God has blessed him with. He became the pastor of Lifegate in 2009 and has a strong desire to continue to reach Corby with the "glorious gospel" of Jesus Christ.
You can contact Pastor Tooley by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifegate Baptist Church Corby
...is a Christian congregation serving the Corby community for over 40 years. We are seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey.
Lifegate Baptist Church
...at Corby, Northamptonshire seeks to be a loving, friendly community that worships God, and serves others. We place a high priority on teaching from the Bible and following the example of Jesus.
- We believe the Bible to be the very Word of God; that as such, it is inspired or God breathed and that it is therefore inerrant as well as authoritative in all matters it may address. For reasons of textual credibility, we believe God has graciously preserved His Word for English- speaking people in the King James Version of the Bible. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
- There is one God, eternally existent, creator of the heaven and earth. He is manifested in three persons - Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1.1-2; Deuteronomy 6.4; Isaiah 7.14; Isaiah 9.6; John 14.9; I Timothy 3.16; 1 John 5.7
- The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who took on flesh and dwelt on earth. He was sinlessly perfect and gave Himself as a subsitutionary sacrifice by the shedding His blood and dying on the tree. He then came back from the dead. This was to pay for all sins (past, present, and future) for all who believer. (II Corinthians 5.21; Hebrews 2.9; Titus 2.14; Hebrews 10.10-13; Hebrews 9.12-28; Acts 13.38-41; I Peter 2.24; I John 3.5).
- God is absolutely sovereign, and in His Sovereignty gave man a free will to accept or reject the Salvation that He has provided. It is God's Will that all would be saved, and that none should perish. God foreknows, but does not predetermine any man to be condemned. God permits man's destiny to depend upon man's choice. (1 Timothy 2.4; II Thessalonians 2.13; I Peter 1.2; II Peter 3.9; John 6.64-65; Romans 8.29-30; Acts 10.34).
- Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful, and lost, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for salvation. The moment a person receives Christ as his Saviour, immediately the Holy Spirit indwells the believer who is sealed until the day of Redemption. (Romans 3.23; John 3.7; Romans 8.9; I Corinthians 6.19; Ephesians 1.13-14; Titus 3.5).
- Man is saved by grace through faith and nothing of man enters into his salvation; it is a free gift. Man's efforts regardless or how good or well intened before or after salvation, have nothing to do with it. Salvation is by the finished work of Christ and nothing can be added to it. (Ephesians 2.8-9; Galatians 2.16; Romans 11.6; Colossians 2.13; Titus 3.5; Romans 3.22).
- Every true child of God possesses eternal life, being justified by faith, sanctified by God, sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity, and cannot lose his salvation. However, a Christian can, through sin, lose his fellowship, job, power, testimony, and reward, and incur the Father's chastisement. Relationship is eternal being established by the new birth; fellowship, however is dependent upon obedience. (I Corinthians 3.11-17; Hebrews 12.5-11; I Corinthians 5.1-5; I Corinthians 11.30-32).
- A true child of God has two births; one of the flesh, the other of the Spirit; giving man a flesh nature and a Spirit nature. The flesh nature is neither good nor righteous. The Spiritual Man does not commit any sin. This results in a warfare between the Spirit and the flesh, which continues until physical death, or the return of the Lord. The flesh nature of the man does not change in any way with the new birth, but can be controlled and kept subdued by the new man. (John 3.3-7; Romans 7. 15-25; Romans 8.18; Galatians 5.17; I John 3.9; I Peter 1.23; I John 5.18; I John 1.8).
- A Christian should live righteously and maintain Godly works, not as a means of salvation in any sense, but as the proper evidence and fruit of salvation. (Ephesians 2.10; Titus 3.8).
- There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved unto eternal life, and of the lost unto eternal, conscious punishment. These two resurrections are separated by at least 1,000 years. (Daniel 12.2; I Thessalonians 4.13-18; Revelation 20.5-16; Matthew 25.41).
- We believe in the personal, pre-tribulational and pre-millennial return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ; His pre-tribulational return in the air for the church and His pre-millennial return to the earth to set up His kingdom. (I Thessalonians 5.9-11; I Thessalonians 1.10; II Thessalonians 2.1-8; Revelation 3.10; Titus 2.13; Isaiah 26.19-21; Revelation 4.1).
- Satan is a person, the author of sin and he and his angels shall be eternally punished. (Ezekiel 28.13-17; Isaiah 14.12-15; Revelation 20.10; Matthew 25.41).
- God can heal but physical healing is not guaranteed because we are saved. God heals miraculously today when it is His perfect will to do so. Healing cannot be claimed through salvation. At times it is God's will for sickness not to be removed. Physical healing will be culminated in the redemption of our bodies. (Romans 8.23; II Corinthians 12.7-19; James 5.14-16; I John 3.2).
- The gift of tongues (languages) was a manifestation of the Spirit's power solely for the demonstration of God's wisdom, purpose, and power in the establishment of the early church; and always was in a language that was in use. (Acts 2.6; I Corinthians 14.21-22).
- The true child of God is not under the law but under grace. Saved by grace and disciplined by grace. (Romans 6.14-15; Romans 11.6; II Corinthians 3.17; I Corinthians 10.23& 31).
- It is every Christian's privilege and duty to make clear God's plan of salvation wherever and in whatever vocation he or she may be. (Matthew 28.19-20; I Thessalonians 2.4).
- We believe in the separation of Church and State, with each having definite and distinct spheres of responsibility. (Matthew 22.17-21)
- We believe in the priesthood of all believers. Christ is out Great High Priest and through Him every born again person has direct access into God's presence without the need of a human priest. The believer has the right and the responsibility to be personally study and interpret the Scriptures, in light of the scripture, guided by the Holy Spirit. (Revelations 1.6; Hebrews 4.14-16; I Timothy 2.5; II Timothy 2.15; II Peter 1.20-21).
- We believe in the lordship of Jesus Christ and that he alone is the Head of the Body of Christ, into which all true believers are immediately baptized at the time of salvation by the Holy Spirit; that all members of this one spiritual body should assemble and identify themselves in local churches. (Acts 2.36; Colossians 1.18; I Corinthians 12.13; Hebrews 10.25; I Timothy 3.9).
- We believe in the importance of the local church and that it is an assembly of born again baptized believers united in organization to practice New Testament ordinances, to meet together for worship, prayer, fellowship, teaching, and a united testimony, and to actively engaged in carrying out the Great Commission. (Matthew 16.18; Acts 13.1-3; 15.4; 16.5; I Corinthians 11.2).
- We believe in the independence and autonomy of the local Church, and that no religious hierarchy has any scriptural grounds to dictate and run the affairs of any local Church. (Acts 13.1-3).
- We believe the ordinances given to the local Church, are two, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is by immersion of believers, this portraying the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Lord's Supper is the partaking of the bread and cup by the believer as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ, until he returns. (Romans 6.3-4; I Corinthians 11.2, 23-26).