Nick Kennicott, Luke Walker, and Alexander Wade
Statement of Faith
I. The Scriptures
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testament were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all saving knowledge, faith and obedience.
There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of himself, all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence and obedience.
III. The Trinity
God is revealed to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence or being.
God from eternity, decrees or permits all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, directs and governs all creatures and all events; yet so as not in any wise to be author or approver of sin nor to destroy the decisions and responsibility of intelligent creatures.
Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life—not because of foreseen merit in them, but of his mere mercy in Christ—in consequence of which choice they are called, justified and glorified.
VI. The Fall of Man
God originally created man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, he transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; whereby his posterity inherit a nature corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law, are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors.
VII. The Mediator
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the Law, suffered the Wrath of God on behalf of His people, and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose hand He ever liveth to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest and King of the Church, and Sovereign of the Universe.
Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who quickens the dead in trespasses and sins enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, and renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God’s free and special grace alone. It is the duty of all who hear the gospel to instantly believe on Christ without looking for any qualification from within. It is impossible for any to forsake their sins until the Holy Spirit has determined him to come to Christ as Savior, granting repentance and remission of sins.
Repentance is an evangelical grace, wherein a person, having been regenerated, being, by the Holy Spirit, made sensible of the manifold evil of his sin, humbles himself for it, with godly sorrow, detestation of it, and self-abhorrence, with a purpose and endeavor to walk before God so as to please Him in all things.
Saving faith is the belief, on God’s authority, of whatsoever is revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting upon Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness.
Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal of sinners, who believe in Christ, from all sin, through the satisfaction that Christ has made; not for anything wrought in them or done by them; but on account of the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, they receiving and resting on Him and His righteousness by faith.
Those who have been regenerated are also sanctified, by God’s word and Spirit dwelling in them. This sanctification is progressive through the supply of Divine strength, which all saints seek to obtain, pressing after a heavenly life in cordial obedience to all Christ’s commands.
XIII. Perseverance of the Saints
Those whom God has elected in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit, will never totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end; and though they may fall, through neglect and temptation, into sin, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the Church, and temporal judgments on themselves, yet they shall be renewed again unto repentance, and be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.
XIV. The Church
The Lord Jesus is the Head of the Church and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to his commandment, Christians are to associate themselves through formal covenant, into local churches whereby the duties of preaching the word, the administration of the ordinances, and discipline are carried out. A Christian’s primary ministry and financial obligations are to their local church and all other ministry efforts are secondary to supporting, partnering with, and serving other profit or non-profit ministry entities. The regular officers of a Church are Elders and Deacons.
Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of positive and sovereign institution, appointed by the Lord Jesus, the only lawgiver, to be continued in His church to the end of the world.
XVI. Marriage and Human Sexuality
God has commanded that no sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. Any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderism, bestiality, necrophilia, incest, fornication, adultery, pedophilia, polygamy, polyandry, polyamory and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance. The only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.
XVII. Liberty of Conscience
God alone is Lord of the conscience; and He has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are in anything contrary to His word, or not contained in it. Civil magistrates being ordained of God, subjection in all lawful things commanded by them ought to be yielded by us in the Lord, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
XVIII. The Resurrection
The bodies of men after death return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God the righteous, to rest with Him; the wicked to be reserved under darkness to the judgment. At the last day, the bodies of all the dead, both just and unjust, will be raised.
XIX. The Judgment
God has appointed a day, wherein he will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when every one shall receive according to his deeds; the wicked shall go into everlasting punishment; the righteous, into everlasting life.
Mission, Vision, Values
Marrow Ministries exists to provide resources for the dissemination of the gospel of the free grace of God to the world through various forms of media and conferences.
About Our Team
About Nick, Luke, and Alexander
Who We Are
Marrow Ministries began out of a shared conviction that the most important message in the world is the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are committed to providing online, print, and conference resources to assist Christians in their communion with God. We believe that the Christian life is all-encompassing, thus we focus on anything and everything that is true, good, and beautiful.
Nick Kennicott has been a pastor at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Coconut Creek, Florida since March 2022. Prior to pastoring at EBC, he served as a pastor at Redeemer Baptist Church in Rincon, Georgia (a suburb of Savannah) for nearly 15 years. He is married to Felicia and has two daughters, Eva and Abry, and a son, Nicholas. He is originally from Franktown, Colorado. Nick is a former US Army Airborne Ranger (1/75th Ranger Regiment) and combat veteran (Iraq and Afghanistan). He is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida (BS Biblical Studies) and Knox Theological Seminary (MA Classical and Christian Studies), and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Faulkner University (Dissertation: “Critical Theory, Postmodernism, and the West’s Embrace of Marxism”). He is the co-Author of In Praise of Old Guys: Pastoral Mentorship, Humility, and the Dangers of Youth, and a regular contributor to The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Reformation21, The Christward Collective, Bible Study Magazine, and Ligonier Magazine. In 2013 Nick founded the Institute of Pastoral and Theological Training (IPTT) in Egbe, Nigeria. He is also on the teaching faculty of the Reformed Baptist Seminary.
Luke Walker is the lead pastor of Redeeming Cross Community Church in Minneapolis where he has served since its launch in 2014. He has published six little, action-packed biographies on historic Christians from John Huss to Lemuel Haynes, and one full-length title, He Gave Them Judges: Jesus in the Book of Judges, which is a Christological contemplation of seven of Israel’s judges and their foreshadowing lives and work. Luke also writes for Desiring God. He is currently earning his MDiv at Reformed Baptist Seminary with plans to go on and study the Puritans. He and his lovely wife Angel (a budding graphic artist who also designed the Marrow Ministries logo) live in Minneapolis with their three children and love beautiful art and beautiful music.
Alexander Wade serves Worthy Redeemer Church as the Lead Teaching Pastor. “Wade,” as his friends call him, studied marketing and played football at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and is an inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame. Wade later transferred to McNally Smith College of Music to study audio engineering and has worked on billboard charting projects as a recording engineer. In 2005 he came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and fell in love with studying the scriptures and church history. In 2008 he met his wife, Alyssa, and together, they have four children, Harrison, Samson, Penelope, and Canaan. Pastor Wade completed his church planting residency at Summit Crossing Community Church in Huntsville, AL, and was hired to serve as The Director for Member Ministry. In September of 2021, Wade and Pastor Brian Metz planted Worthy Redeemer Church. Wade is currently continuing his theological studies at Reformed Baptist Seminary.
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