Who We Are

Jesus said to His Disciples “…you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

He also said, “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”
 (Matthew 28: 19-20).

Island Baptist Church began in 1989 as a daughter church of Cedarhome Baptist in Stanwood, WA. Beginning as a Bible Study group meeting on the island, it soon grew, and with the help and support of Cedarhome Baptist, became a church of loving, dedicated followers of Christ.

 The church campus is on five acres, just north of Camano Plaza Market, and consists of a worship center, classrooms, library, youth center, sport court, play field and a home used for ministry purposes. By God’s gracious provision and the faithful giving of his people, the church is debt free.

What We Believe

The Word of God

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Trinity

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.

God the Father

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide.


We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.

The Church

We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.

Christian Conduct

We believe that Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellowmen; that their conduct should be blameless before the world; that they should be faithful stewards of their possessions; and that they should seek to realize for themselves and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.

The Ordinances

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Religious Liberty

We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God alone in all matter of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by any ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.

Church Cooperation

We believe that local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether a regional or district conference, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with inter-denominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.

The Last Things

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.

An Affirmation of Our Faith
(Adopted by Converge Worldwide in 1951, reaffirmed in 1990 and amended in 1998)

Our Vision Statement 

We are a Bible-believing, multi-generational, loving Christian community dedicated to:Developing Biblically equipped shepherds and leaders who…Nurture believers through discipleship, mentoring, and small groups, who…Reach out to the community and the world with the love of Christ.

Our Affiliation

Island Baptist Church is part of Converge Worldwide (the Baptist General Conference), a voluntary association of over 900 churches in the U.S., headquartered in Orlando, FL, with ministries and churches around the world. Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Bethel Seminary are a reflection of our denomination’s strong commitment to preparing men and women for service for Christ in this world. The regional part of our denomination is Converge Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, and includes member churches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. By partnering together we are better able to share Christ through church planting and missions, and enjoy the ministry of Lake Retreat Camp and Conference Center, just 35 miles southwest of Seattle.