ABOUT US

No matter your background...

or your circumstances in life...

you belong here.

Thank you for your interest in Sutherland Church of Christ! CoC wants to make a lasting difference in your life, in our community, and in the world. How do we go about that? By leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. That's the driving purpose behind everything we do. Sutherland Church of Christ isn't a building... it's people. People in all stages of their faith, people like you.

On this website, you will find information about who we are and what you can expect when you come to visit. In addition, you can watch our services via Facebook Livestream every Sunday at 9:00am. Feel free to check us out on Facebook [Sutherland Church of Christ] to see what we are up to and have access to all our past services as well!

OUR STAFF

John Erickson

Lead Minister

John started his ministry at Sutherland Church of Christ in July of 2008. He met his wife, Brittany, while ministering here and the two married in 2011. They have 4 children - Karianne, Kanon, Kiplin & Kyler.

Brennan Nassiff

Associate Minister

Children's & Discipleship Director

Brennan has been on staff with Sutherland Church of Christ since June of 2019. He and his wife, Jenny, moved here from Ankeny, Iowa. They have a son (Fletcher) and daughter (Everly).

Terran Weaver

Youth Leader

Church Secretary

Terran came on staff in August of 2018 and helped with secretarial work one day a week. In March of 2021, she accepted her call to ministry fulltime and is now the Youth & Communications Minister. 

Abbi Beltran

Worship Leader Intern

Abbi recently graduated from Manhattan Christian College and joined our staff for a year-long worship internship. She will be leading our worship Sunday mornings and other times, including youth worship. She will be involved in many areas of ministry in the church including youth and camps.

OUR ELDERS

Relaxed Atmosphere.

Enjoyable Music.

Engaging Programs.

This is a place where you can come as you are, not a place where everyone has it all together. Sutherland Church of Christ is a safe place to explore and grow in your faith.

Join us this week!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

About the Bible

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority on all matters of faith.

2 Timothy 3:16   |   Hebrews 4:12-13   |   Romans 15:4

 

About God

We believe in one God who created all things and who exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1   |   Acts 17:24-28   |   Matthew 3:16-17   |   John 14:9-10

 

About Jesus Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is God's Son and was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross, was resurrected from death, and ascended to heaven where He sits at the Father's right hand. We believe that Jesus will come again to claim his bride, the church.

John 3:16   |   Matthew 1:18   |   Romans 5:6-11   |   John 20:24-31

 

About the Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit dwells within all believers, empowering our lives with His presence and power to live a godly life and accomplish God's will.

John 16:5-15   |   Romans 8:10-11   |   1 Corinthians 3:16

 

About Sin

We believe that man willfully sinned against God and is therefore lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.

Romans 3:23   |   1 John 1:7   |   Acts 4:12

About Death

We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. The saved will inherit eternal life whereas the unsaved will be eternally seperated from God.

Romans 8:9-14   |   Daniel 12:2   |   John 6:47

 

About Salvation

We believe that salvation comes by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 26:28   |   Romans 5:8-11   |   Romans 6:23   |   Ephesians 2:8-9

 

About Receiving Christ

We believe the Biblical pattern from receiving Christ includes acknowledging that Jesus Christ is God's Son, repenting from personal sin, and inviting Christ to be Lord of your life.

1 John 1:8-9   |   Romans 6:1-7

 

About The Church 

We believe that the church is the body and bride of Christ and consists of Christians everywhere.

Matthew 16:13-18   |   Acts 2:14-47

 

About Baptism, Communion & Dedications

We believe in water baptism by immersion for those who have accepted Christ as their Savior. We practice regular observance of communion as a means of remembering Christ's sacrifice and death on the cross. We perform child dedication to acknowledge the parent's desire to raise their child in the ways and instructions of the Lord.

Matthew 3:13-17   |   Matthew 28:19-20   |   1 Corinthians 11:23-26   |   Proverbs 22:6