ABOUT US

A Letter from the Pastor's Desk

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ
 
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It's All About Jesus (John 12:32)

God's Throne Baptist Church
405 E. Lindsey St.
Stockton, Ca.  93202

 

Dr. Timothy J. Dunham Sr. Pastor

The Founder
The Rev. Dr. Zacchaeus
Dunham Sr. (Popa Dunahm) 
Served as Senior Pastor of
God's Throne Baptist
Church for over 45 years.
During his time as Pastor
the church grew spiritually
and in numbers. Hundreds
of souls were saved and
baptized during his tenure 
as Pastor. The City of Stockton expierence a hightened level of change for the good. Every one who knew "Popa" knew that "Popa" did not play. Faithful husband, loving father, beloved uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather,  and a host of other names have been used to describe our founder, but "Popa" would be the one to tell you himself that he was simply "A Servant of the Most High." We are eternally greatful and honored to have been led by such a powerful Prophet who was truly "Sent by God". The legacy and impact that "Popa" left here at God's Throne will live on for years and years to come.
Our History
   
We come this far by faith and will continue our faith in GOD. 
         This congregation of baptized believers held their first meeting at
the home of Bro. & Sis. Leon Lewis-1846 Clover Drive Stockton, California. 
After several meetings the body decided on a name for the Church
“GOD’S THRONE BAPTIST CHURCH”
           The Church was organized by Rev. Zacchaeus Dunham in March
1964; presiding Chairman Rev. E. W. Epperson, Pastor of the Mt. Calvary
Baptist Church of Stockton, California. Rev. H. L. Leonard, Pastor of
Clemens Chapel Baptist Church of Stockton, California was also present.
           The following people were present at the first meeting: 
Bro. R. Lewis, Bro. A. Lewis, Sis. J. Dunham, Bro. V. Thornton,
Sis. W. M. Lewis, Sis. L. Reed, Bro. A. Atkins, Bro. J. Lewis,
Bro. Z. Dunham Jr. and Bro. B. Dunham.
           The Lord blessed his church and we continued to trust God and
move in faith.   The Church was blessed to purchase their first home at
1484 Carpenter Road Stockton, California in 1964. We served there for
(4) four years.  The Lord continued to add to his church and we began
seeking for a larger building for worship. In 1968, the church purchased
the building at 1700 East Harding Way Stockton, California. The God’s
Throne Baptist Church congregation remained at this location for (16) sixteen years.Due to continue growth of the church body; we began seeking for a larger building for worship. In 1984 through the guidance of the Holy Spirit we purchase our current location, a Historical Landmark of Stockton from the First Christian Church. We have witnessed God’s blessings abundantly and we are still enjoying God’s blessing at this present moment.
           Many Souls have been added to the church and we are grateful to God.  We continue working and praying together in faith and hoping for greater things in the future. Our most recent accomplishments is the burning of the Church Mortgage March 2014. are dedicating and naming the social Hall downstairs “Rev. Dr. Zacchaeus Dunham Sr. Social Hall” and the purchase of a new computer and upgraded copy machine.
    
            We thank the Lord for Rev. Dr.  Zacchaeus Dunham Sr. who served as our shepherd for (45) forty-five years with his loyalty, dedication and leadership.  We are grateful to God for sending Rev. Dr. Timothy Jewel Dunham Sr. to carry on the great work Rev. Zacchaeus Dunham Sr. started here at the GOD’S THRONE BAPTIST CHURCH.
            We jointly look forward to greater things to come for all things are possible with GOD.    
WE BELIEVE
ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH

1.      WE BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY BIBLE WAS WRITTEN BY MEN DIVINELY INSPIRED, AND IS A PERFECT TREASURE OF HEAVENLY INSTRUCTION; THAT IT HAS GOD FOR ITS AUTHOR, SALVATION FOR ITS END, AND THE TRUTH WITHOUT ANY MEASURE OF ERROR FOR ITS MATTER:  THAT IT REVEALS THE PRINCIPLES BY WHICH GOD WILL JUDGE US, AND THEREFORE, IS AND SHALL REMAIN TO THE END OF THE WORLD, THE TRUE CENTER OF CHRISTIAN UNION, AND THE SUPREME STANDARD BY WHICH ALL HUMAN CONDUCT, CREEDS, AND OPINIONS  SHALL BE TRIED.
 
2.     WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACHES THAT THERE IS ONE, AND ONLY ONE LIVING GOD, AN INFINITE, INTELLIGENT SPIRIT, WHOSE NAME IS JEHOVAH, THE MAKER AND SUPREME RULER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: INEXPRESSIBLY GLORIOUS IN HOLINESS AND WORTHY OF ALL POSSIBLE HONOR, CONFIDENCE, AND LOVE: THAT IN THE UNITY OF GOD THERE ARE THREE SPIRITS, THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST: EQUAL IN EVERY DIVINE PERFECTION AND EXECUTING DISTINCT BUT HARMONIOUS OFFICES IN THE GREAT WORK OF REDEMPTION.
 
3.     WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACHES THAT MAN WAS CREATED IN HOLINESS, UNDER THE LAW OF HIS MAKER: BUT BY VOLUNTARY TRANSGRESSIONS FELL FROM THAT HOLY AND HAPPY STATE:  IN CONSEQUENCE OF WHICH ALL MANKIND ARE NOW SINNERS, NOT BY CONSTRAINT BUT BY CHOICE:  BEING BY NATUURE UTTERLY VOID OF THAT HOLINESS REQUIRED BY THE LAW OF GOD, POSITIVELY INCLINED TO EVIL: AND THEREFORE, UNDER JUST CONDEMNATION TO ETERNAL RUIN WITHOUT DEFENSE OR EXCUSE.
 
 
4.     WE BELIEVE THAT THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT THE SALVATION OF SINNERS IS HOLY OF GRAVE; THROUGH THE MEDIATORIAL OFFICES OF THE SON OF GOD: WHERE BY THE APPOINTMENT OF THE FATHER, FREELY TOOK UPON HIM OUR NATURE, YET WITHOUT SIN; HONORED THE DIVINE LAW BY HIS PERSONAL OBEDIENCE, AND BY HIS DEATH MADE A FULL ATONEMENT FOR OUR SINS; THAT HAVING RISEN FROM  THE DEAD, HE IS NOW ENTHRONED IN HEAVEN ; AND UNITING IN HIS WONDERFUL PERSON THE TENDER SYMPATHIES WITH DIVINE PERFECTIONS, HE IS IN EVERY WAY QUALIFIED TO BE A SUITABLE, COMPASSIONATE, AND ALL- SUFFICIENT SAVIOR.
 
5.     WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACHES THAT THE GREAT GOSPEL BLESSING WHICH CHRIST SECURES TO SUCH AS BELIEVE IN HIM IS JUSTFICATION; THAT JUSTIFICATION INCLUDES THE PARDON OF SIN, AND THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE ON PRINCIPLES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS WHCH WE HAVE DONE, BUT SOLELY THROUGH FAITH IN THE REDEEMER’S BLOOD; BY VIRTUE OF FAITH WE BELIEVE HIS PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS FREELY IMPUTED TO US OF GOD: THAT IT BRINGS US INTO A STATE OF MOST BLESSED PEACE AND FAVOR WITH GOD, AND SECURES EVERY OTHER BLESSING NEEDFUL FOR TIME AND ETERNITY.
 
 
6.     WE BELIEVE THAT THE SCRIPTURE TEACH THAT THE BLESSINGS OF SALVATION ARE MADE FREE TO ALL BY THE GOSPEL; THAT IT IS THE IMMEDIATE DUTY OF ALL TO ACCEPT THEM BY CORDIAL, PENITENT                    AND OBEDIENT FAITH; AND THAT OBEDIENTS NOTHING PREVENTS         THE SALVATION OF THE GREATEST SINNER ON EARTH, BUT HIS OWN DETERMINED DEPRAVITY AND VOLUNTARY REJECTION OF THE GOSPEL:  WHICH REJECTION INVOLVE HIM/HER IN AN AGGRAVATED CONDEMNATION.
 
7.     WE BELIEVE THAT THE SCRIPTURE TEACH THAT IN ORDER RTO BE SAVED, SINNERS MUST BE REGENERATED, OR BORN AGAIN:  THAT REGENERATION CONSISTS IN GIVING A HOLY DISPOSITION TO THE MIND THAT IT IS EFFECTED IN A MANNER ABOVE OUR COMPREHENSION BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN CONNECTION WITH DIVINE TRUTH, SO AS TO SECURE OUR VOLUNTARY OBEDIENCE TO THE GOSPEL; AND THAT ITS PROPER EVDENCE APPEARS IN THE HOLY FRUITS OF REPENTANCE AND FAITH, AND NEWNESS OF LIFE.
 
8.     WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURE TEACH THAT REPENTANCE AND FAITH ARE SACRED DUTIES, AND ALSO INSEPARABLE GRACES, WROUGHT IN OUR SOULS BY THE REGENERATING SPIRIT OF GOD; WHEREBY BEING DEEPLY CONVINCED OF OUR GUILT, DANGER,  HELPLESSNESS AND OF THE WAY OF SALVATION BY CHRIST, WE TURN TO GOD WITH UNFEIGNED CONTRITION, CONFESSION, AND SUPPLICATION FOR MERCY; AT THE SAME TIME, HEARTILY RECEIVING THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AS OUR PROPHET, PRIEST AND KING, AND RELYING ON HIM ALONE AS THE ONLY AND ALL-SUFFICIENT SAVIOR.
 
9.     WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACHES THAT ELECTION IS THE ETERNAL PURPOSE OF GOD, ACCORDING TO WHICH HE GRACIOUSLY REGENRATES, SANCTIFIES AND SAVES SINNERS;  THAT BEING PERFECTELY CONSISTENT WITH THE FREE AGENCY OF MAN, IT COMPREHENDS ALL THE MEANS IN CONNECTION WITH THE END; THAT IS A MOST GLORIOUS DISPLAY OF GOD’S SOVERIGN GOODNESS, BEING INFINTELY FREE, WISE, HOLY, AND UNCHANGEABLE; THAT IT UTTERLY  EXCLUDES BOASTING AND PROMOTES HUMILITY, LOVE PRAYER, PRAISE, TRUST IN GOD, AND ACTIVE IMITATION OF HIS  FREE MERCY; THAT IT MAY BE ASCERTAINED BY ITS EFFECT IN ALL WHO TRULY BELIEVE THE GOSPEL; THAT IT IS THE FOUNDATION OF CHRISTIAN ASSURANCE; AND THAT TO ASCERTAIN IT WITH REGARD TO OURSELVES DEMANDS AND DESERVES THE UTMOST DILIGENCE.
 
10.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT SANCTIFICATION IS THE PROCESS BY WHICH ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD, WE ARE MADE PARTAKERS OF THE HOLINESS; THAT IT IS A PROGRESSIVE WORK; THAT IT BEGAN IN REGENERATION; AND THAT IT IS CARRIED ON IN THE HEARTS OF BELIEVERS BY THE PRESENCE AND THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE HEALER AND COMFORTER, IN THE CONTINUAL USE OF THE APPOINTED MEANS ESPECIALLY THE WORK OF GOD, SELF-EXAMINATION, SELF-DENIAL, WATCHFULNESS, AND PRAYER.
 
11.    WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT SUCH ONLY ARE REAL BELIEVERS AS ENDURE TO THE END; THAT THEIR PERSERVERING ATTACHMENT TO CHRIST IS THE GRAND MARK WHICH DISTINGUSHES THEM FROM SUPERFICIAL PROFESSORS;  THAT A SPECIAL PROVIDENCE WATCHES OVER THEIR WELFARE; AND THEY ARE KEPT BY THE POWER       OF GOD THROUGH FAITH UNTO SALVATION.
 
12.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT THE LAW OF GOD IS THE ETERNAL AND UNCHAGEABLE RULE OF HIS MORAL GOVERNMENT:        THAT IT IS HOLY, JUST AND GOOD; AND THAT THE INABILITY WHICH THE SCRIPTURES ASCRIBE TO FALLEN MEN TO FULFILL ITS PRECEPTS, ARISE ENTIRELY FROM THEIR LOVE OF SIN; TO DELIVER THEM FROM SUCH, AND TO RESTORE THEM THROUGH A MEDIATOR TO UNFEIGNED OBEDIENCE TO THE HOLY LAW, IS ONE GREAT END OF THE GOSPEL, AND OF THE MEANS OF GRACE CONNECTED WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE VISIBLE CHURCH.
 
13.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT A VISIBLE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS A CONGREGATION OF BAPTIZED BELIEVERS, ASSOCIATED BY COVENANT IN THE FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP OF THE GOSPEL; OBSERVING THE ORDINANCES OF CHRIST; GOVERNED BY HIS WORD; THAT ITS RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES INVESTED IN THEM BY HIS WORD; THAT ITS ONLY SCRIPTURAL OFFICERS ARE BISHOPS OR PASTORS AND DEACONS, WHICH QUALIFICATIONS, CLAIMS AND DUTIES ARE DEFINED IN THE EPISTLES TO TIMOTHY AND TITUS.
 
 
14.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT CHRISTIAN BAPTISM IS THE IMMERSION IN WATER OF A BELIEVER, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND SON, AND HOLY GHOST; TO SHOW FORTH IN A SOLEMN AND BEAUTIFUL EMBLEM, OUR FAITH IN THE CRUCIFIED, BURIED, AND RISEN SAVIOR, WITH ITS EFFECT, IN OUR DEATH TO SIN AND RESURRECTION TO A NEW LIFE; THAT IT S PREREQUISITE TO THE PRIVILEGES OF A CHURCH RELATION; AND TO THE LORD’S SUPPER, IN WHCH THE MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH, BY THE SACRED USE OF BREAD AND WINE, ARE TO COMMEMORATE TOGETHER THEIR DYING LOVE OF CHRIST; PRECEDED ALWAYS BY SOLEMN SELF-EXAMINATION.
 
15.   WE BELIEVE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK IS THE LORD’S DAY, OR CHRISTIAN SABBATH, AND IS TO BE KEPT SACRED TO THE RELIGIOUS PURPOSES, BY ABSTAINING FROM ALL SECULAR LABOR AND SINFUL RECREATIONS, BY THE DEVOUT OBSERVANCE OF ALL THE MEANS OF GRACE, BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC, AND BY PREPERATION FOR THAT REMAINETH FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD.
 
16.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT CIVIL GOVERNMENT IS OF DIVINE APPONTMENT, FOR THE INTEREST AND GOOD ORDER OF HUMAN SOCIETY; AND THAT MAGISTRATES ARE TO BE PRAYED FOR, CONSCIENTIOUSLY HONORED AND OBEYED; EXCEPT ONLY IN THINGS OPPOSED TO THE WILL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO IS THE ONLY LORD OF THE CONSCIENCE, AND THE PRINCE OF THE KINGS OF THE EARTH.
 
17.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRITPURES TEACH THAT THERE IS A RADICAL AND ESSENTIAL DIFFERNECE BETWEEN THE RIGHTEOUS AND THE WICKED:  THAT SUCH ONLY AS THROUGH FAITH ARE JUSTIFIED IN THE NAME OF THE LORD JESUS, AND SANCTIFIED BY THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD, ARE TRULY RIGHTEOUS IN HIS ESTEEM; WHILE ALL SUCH AS CONTINUE IN IMPENITENCE AND BELIEF ARE IN HIS SIGHT WICKED, AND UNDER THE CURSE: AND THIS DISTINCTION HOLDS AMONG MEN BOTH IN AN AFTER DEATH.
 
 
 
18.   WE BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES TEACH THAT THE END OF THE WORLD IS APPROACHING; THAT ON THE LAST DAY, CHRIST WILL DESCEND FROM HEAVEN, AND RAISE THE DEAD FROM THE GRAVE FOR FINAL RETRIBUTION; THAT A SOLEMN SEPARATION WILL THEN TAKE PLACE; THAT THE WICKED WILL BE JUDGE TO ENDLESS PUNISHMENT, AND THE RIGHTEOUS TO ENDLESS JOY; AND THAT THIS JUDGEMENT WILL FIX FOREVER THE FINAL STATE OF MEN IN HEAVEN OR HELL, ON PRINCIPLES OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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