Meet the Team
Pastor Becky Gibbons was born in central Oregon, but has spent the majority of her life in Hoosierland. Before answering God’s call into the preaching ministry, she served as a Sunday school teacher, Christian Women’s Fellowship president, deacon, elder, and youth director in Anderson, IN. This experience has proven invaluable in her understanding of both perspectives – the clergy and laity.
Becky grew up in Rushville, IN and graduated high school in Winchester, IN. She did her undergraduate work at Anderson University and received a Master’s degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
Becky is also a mother to Stephen (Heather) and Natalie (Eric), as well as grandma to Kamryn.
Her passion lies in her desire to reach as many people for Christ as possible, in order that they might receive the grace and mercy she has received and know the unconditional love He has to offer.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and to not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Whitney Taylor is the music director here at Tunnel Hill Christian Church. She enjoys working with the church choir and the praise team with the hopes of building a stronger Christian community through song. Her musical interest come from a background with a BA in vocal performance and she is currently studying music education with a concentration on choral music. Do you sing or play an instrument? Come and join the choir or worship team!
Tunnel Hill Christian Church: What We Believe
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We believe God loves all people and wants them to come to Him. Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;
1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14; John 3:16
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s word to all people. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, Psalm 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
We are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. We are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although we have tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates us from God. Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
We were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with God is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence. John 3:16; 1 John 2:25; 1 John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 25:31-46
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3, 4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind. We can never overcome our sins by self-improvement or good works – only trusting in Jesus Christ can save us from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into their life by faith. Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8, 9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
About Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make mankind aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, under-standing of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is a practice given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember His sacrifice for us and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and wine are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross. Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29
Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you desire this act following Jesus’ example. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. Colossians 2:12; Acts 2:41; Ephesians 2: 8-9; Matthew 28:19-20
Revision April 2015