What We Believe

Core Beliefs


God is the eternal, sovereign Creator and Ruler of the universe (Genesis 1:1; 1 Timothy 6:15). He is our holy, loving, heavenly Father.  As our personal, heavenly Father, God loves and cares deeply for each of us (John 3:16). God has made himself known through His creation, the Bible, and supremely in Jesus (Psalm 19; John 1:18). God has revealed himself to us as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (2 Corinthians 13:14).


Jesus is the Son of God and God in the flesh (Matthew 16:16; John 1:14). He was born of the virgin Mary. He worked miracles and fulfilled the Old Testament prophecies concerning the Messiah. Jesus died for our sins on a Roman cross and was raised bodily from the grave (Romans 4:25; 1 Peter 3:18). Jesus now reigns at the right hand of God (Romans 8:34). He will return to earth in the future to be the Savior and Judge of all humankind (Hebrews 9:28; Acts 17:31).

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit dwells within each Christian as a comforter, counselor, teacher, and encourager (John 14:26, 15:26, 16:8, 13). God’s Spirit convicts us of sin, empowers us to be holy, equips us with spiritual gifts for Christian living, and is the seal of adoption confirming our salvation (1 Corinthians 12:7; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Ephesians 1:13-14).

The Bible

The Bible is our authority here at the Heath Church of Christ. The Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16). The Bible is our standard as Christians in all we believe, say, and do. We plead for the union of all Christians on the Bible alone.

The Human Condition

Human beings are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). We have rebelled against God’s design for our lives by our own free choice. Our sinful rebellion separates us from God and leads to spiritual death (Romans 6:23). God, in His grace, offers salvation through Jesus to all sinners who would accept this free gift (Romans 3:23-24, 5:8; Ephesians 2:8). We accept God’s gift of salvation by: Believing in Jesus as God’s Son (Acts 16:31); Confessing Jesus as Lord (Romans 10:9); Repenting of sin (Acts 3:19); being Baptized by immersion for the forgiveness of sins (Acts 2:38). Those who follow this Biblical plan can have the assurance of God’s salvation (1 John 5:13).


We practice believers’ baptism by immersion. In baptism, new Christians are promised God’s gifts of the forgiveness of sin and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21).

The Lord's Supper

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper each week in memory of Christ’s death and in anticipation of his final coming (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). All Christians are welcome to share in this family meal.

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ composed of all Biblically-faithful Christians around the world (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 27). Christians demonstrate their membership in Christ’s universal Body by identifying and serving with a local congregation, such as the Heath Church of Christ (e.g. Ephesians 1:1). The Church is God’s chosen agency to save and transform the world (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8). The Church changes the world through prayer, the preaching of the gospel of Christ, and through loving witness and service performed in Jesus’ name.

The Return of Jesus

We look forward to the second coming of Jesus, the resurrection of the dead, and the beginning of the New Heaven and New Earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16; John 5:28-29; Revelation 21:1). The universe and the human story have a destination. The world will be over when Jesus returns again (1 Corinthians 15:24). Jesus will return as the Savior and King of all Christians (Titus 3:13; Hebrews 9:28), and as the Judge of all those who rejected God and His salvation during their earthly lives (Matthew 16:27; Romans 2:16; 2 Corinthians 5:10). On the Day of Judgment, the saved will enter eternal life with God, while the condemned will be assigned to eternal hell (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11-15). We prepare for this time of judgment by accepting Jesus as Lord (2 Corinthians 6:2).

Our History

1962 - First Service
The Heath congregation held the first worship service on January 7, 1962 in the Kaiser Steel Workers Building on Rt. 79. Robert Knox preached in the first service with 50 people in attendance. Ray Linn began his ministry on September 16, 1962 and continued for 38 years.
1964 - First Building
In August, 1962, the congregation purchased land on Clinton Drive for the purpose of building a church. First services were held in the new building on March 1, 1964.
1971 - New Addition
In July, 1967, a lot to join the church property and Route 79 was purchased by the Heath Church of Christ. Three years later, construction began on a new worship building. The original worship building was converted into an Educational Building. First services were held in the building on June 27, 1971. Double worship services began in 1995. As the church continued to grow, a favorable vote was taken on October 19, 1997 to purchase 28.218 acres of land from Kaiser Aluminum.

On March 25, 2001 Ray Linn retired after 38 years of faithful service to the Heath Church of Christ. Dave Mason, who had served as Ray’s assistant for 14 years, stepped in as the preaching minister.
2004 - New Location
Ground breaking on our current building took place on May 18, 2003. The first morning worship service was held at 1331 Chapel Way, November 14, 2004. After nearly 5 years of service as preaching minister, Dave Mason shifted his ministry emphasis at Heath to worship and involvement.

During August of 2007, the Heath congregation called Greg Robbins to serve as the preaching minister.

In February of 2016, David Linn was called to be the preaching minister.