Imperial Community Church is open to worshippers of all ages and backgrounds. We lead our congregation in worship, deepening the connection to God, understanding the teachings of Christ, and ultimately to a vibrant faith.
Through the dedication of our leadership, staff members and volunteers, we are committed to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and are here to spread His message. Contact us today to find out more about becoming part of the Imperial Community Church community.
Pastor Jim Simpson
Pastor Jim is a retired Navy Flight Engineer. He devoted 24 years of his life in defense of our country– flying 16 of those years, travelling all over this globe. He then served the private sector of the business world as a Financial Professional for 17 years. It was during this time in his life God called him to full time ministry while he was serving as a Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA) Biker Chaplain for the San Diego Gospel Riders.
He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Bible College), & Southern California Seminary.
“Having given my life to Jesus as a young 18-year-old sailor, I can see how my lifetime of experiences have better equipped me to serve, teach, preach, and share the message of salvation to a hurting world.”
“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:16 (NASB)
The God Head
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit co-eternal in being, co-identical in nature, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections.
Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14
The Person & Work of Christ
A. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man.
John 1:1, 2, 14; Luke 1:30-35
B. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice; and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection for the dead.
Romans 3:24, 25; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5
C. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate.
Acts 1:9; Hebrews 9:24; Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1, 2
The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit
A. We believe that the Holy Spirit is a Person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ; indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption.
John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 1:13,14
B. We believe the He is the Divine Teacher who guides believers into all truth; and that it is the privilege and duty of all the saved to be filled with the Holy Spirit. John 16:13; 1 John 2:20, 27; Ephesians 5:18
C. We believe the Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church. We believe the Holy Spirit glorifies neither Himself nor His gifts by ostentatious displays, but He does glorify Christ by implementing His work of redeeming the lost ad building up believers in the most holy faith. We believe God uses His Holy Spirit to save, and bring Him glory and honor.
John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6, 18; Ephesians 1:11-13
We believe, in this respect, that God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today and that whereas all spiritual gifts identified in the Bible were active at on time, the gifts of tongues, healing, and miracles- altogether know as sign gifts - were for the express purpose of identifying the true apostles and preachers who were teaching the authentic Word of God, and were never intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers beyond the times of the apostles.
1 Corinthians 12: 4-11; 1 Corinthians 13:8-10; 2 Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 4:1-12; Hebrews 2:1-4
Total Depravity of Man
We believe that man was created in the Image and likeness of God, but that in Adam's sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; and that man is totally depraved and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost Condition.
Genesis 1:26, 27; Romans 3:22-23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sin.
Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19
Eternal Security of Believers
We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God's power and are thus secure in Christ forever.
John 6:37-40; John 10:27-30; Romans 8:1; Romans 8:38-39 ; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; 1 Peter 1:5
We believe that all the saved should live in such a manner as not to bring reproach upon their Savior and Lord; and that separation from all religious apostasy, all worldly lusts and sinful pleasures, practices and associations is commanded by God.
2 Timothy 3:1-5; Romans 12:1-2; Romans 14:13; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11; 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
We believe that lt is the obligation of the saved to witness by life and by word to the truths of Holy Scripture and to seek to proclaim the Gospel to all mankind.
Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
The Personality of Satan
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin and the cause of the fall; that he is the open and declared enemy of God and man; and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire.
Job 1:6-7; Isaiah 14:12-17; Matthew 4:2-11; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:1-3
The Second Advent of Christ
We believe in that "Blessed Hope," the personal, imminent, pre-tribulation and pre-millennial coming of the Lord Jesus Christ for His redeemed ones; and in His subsequent return to earth with His saints, to establish His Millennial Kingdom.
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Zechariah 14:4-11; Revelation 19:11-16; 20:1-6 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Revelation 3:10-11
The Eternal Life
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment.
Matthew 25:46; John 5:28-29; John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-6, 12-13
A. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of marriage between one man and one woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance
Genesis 2:24, Genesis 19:5, 13; Genesis 26:8-9; Leviticus 18:1-30; Deuteronomy 22:5; Romans 1:26-29; 1 Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4
B. We believe that the only Scriptural marriage is the joining of one man and one woman.
Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2; 1 Corinthians 7:10; Ephesians 5:22-23