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1107 Route 47 Rio Grande, NJ 08242

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What About Heaven?

What is our Condition?

In order to know for sure we are going to heaven, we must first admit that we are sinners. Romans 3:23- “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Sin is anything we do that violates God’s commandments or laws. Every person born on earth since Adam and Eve has sinned. Romans 5:12- “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”

If we violate institutional laws on earth, there is a punishment; likewise, the punishment for violating God’s law is spiritual death and eternal separation from Him. Romans 6:23- “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” I am thankful that the story does not end there. God gave us a precious gift!

What can I do?

We must realize that we can do nothing. Romans 3:10 – “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Many people believe that they are generally good. Isaiah 64:6 – “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags…” All the good things that we do can never meet God’s perfect standard; however, God loved us so much that He provided a way that we can have a relationship with Him, and go to heaven one day.

John 3:16- “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

God sent his Son Jesus to pay the penalty for our sins. We cannot go to heaven on our own; this fact is why Jesus was sent. Acts 4:12- “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

What is the solution?

The solution is simple. We must believe on Jesus Christ to save us. We must realize that our religion will not save us, our good works will not save us, or our baptism will not save us. Only Jesus Christ will save us!

We must admit our sinful condition, believe on Jesus Christ, and God promises that He will save us. Romans 10:13- “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” This verse does not say might or maybe; it says SHALL be.

On Christmas, most people receive a gift. How do they receive the gift? They reach out and take it. In order to have a relationship with Jesus and know for certain that you are going to heaven, you must reach out and take God’s gift. Romans 6:23- “…the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” If you believe, cry out to God, sincerely and He will save you.

About Us

Our church has been a lighthouse to Cape May County for over 125 years.

We offer a variety of classes and programs for people of all ages. If you have young children, a nursery is provided. During the service, you will hear Bible-based preaching, hymns, and Spirit-filled choir specials. Everybody is welcomed and encouraged to grow in their walk with the Lord. We look forward to seeing you soon.

McLeod Family

Meet our Pastor

God led Pastor Jeff McLeod to our church and Cape May County in 1994. Under his leadership, God used our pastor to start Rio Grande Baptist Academy and Rio Grande Baptist Institute.

Through his fun-loving spirit, God has used him to reach scores of young people during our annual Vacation Bible School and weekly van ministry. Pastor Jeff McLeod and his wife Bridgit have 3 children… Jeff, Jr., Lindsay, and Drew.

Jacob DeMusz

Assistant Pastor

He has taught in our Christian school and Bible Institute. Renowned for his knowledge of history and the Bible.

Christopher Perrette

Assistant Pastor

Br. Chris has served the Lord in the ministry since 2016. He came on staff at RGBBC in 2019 and has served as a musician, soul winner, teacher, and preacher. He loves his wife Johnella and their two sons Nathan and Levi.

Jeff McLeod, Jr.

Youth Pastor

Br. Jeff grew up attending RGBBC and is a graduate of Rio Grande Baptist Academy. He has been serving as Youth Pastor since the beginning of 2023. He teaches in children’s ministries, plans teen and young adult events.

David McCabe

Media Director

As the Media Director, David McCabe brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our team. With his visionary leadership, we are able to deliver exceptional results and create impactful media campaigns.

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We seek to be a Lighthouse in Cape May County, bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Through solid Biblical preaching and various ministries, we reach out with the gospel. Our church constitution and doctrinal beliefs are King James Bible-based and conservative.