Palm Chapel pastor to explain Primitive Church's faith

Elder Silas Ford

Elder Silas Ford

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 07:57 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Palm Chapel Primitive Baptist Church is different from many other places of worship around here. 

"There are two things that define the Primitive Baptist from any other faith in the world," pastor Silas Ford said.

First, people of many faiths evangelize to the spiritually lost, but the Primitive Church's members believe God's chosen people will experience their own form of spiritual birth through God. 

"It is merely by God's act that his children are chosen," Ford said. "We don't believe that the church necessarily needs to go out and get to them. Salvation is totally in God's hands."

The second difference is that Primitive Baptists do not have Sunday school services or feature live church music.

"We sing a capella," Ford said. "The congregation picks out the songs ... we sing for 30 minutes and then the preacher preaches." 

Ford, the church's head pastor since September, invites interested residents to attend services starting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22.

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