About the USCGA

Feb 26 2013

The United States Christian Golf Association is an inter-denominational golf ministry that promotes fellowship among Christian golfers, provides relationship building opportunities to encourage and strengthen the believer, and provides an enviroment for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with unbelieving golfers.

The USCGA meets regularly for prayer and a devotional, testimony or gospel message. We encourage our members to invite guests to hear these messages and experience golf in a Christ-centered environment.

USCGA meetings are held at various golf courses that have meeting facilities and our members and their guests are given the opportunity to play golf following each meeting.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Holy Scriptures, consisting of Old and New Testaments, were originally and inerrantly communicated by God and, therefore, are verbally inspired, and constitute the infallible authority in all matters of faith, life and conduct. We believe that there is one true God, subsisting in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the same in essence and equal in wisdom, goodness, power and glory.

We believe in the essential deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His inerrant teaching, in His substitutionary and expiatory death, by which we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins; in His bodily resurrection from among the dead, in His ascension to Heaven, in His present priestly session, in His personal return at the end of the age to raise the dead, glorify the church, judge the earth, and to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.

We believe that man was created innocent and in the spiritual image of God; that he was tempted by Satan and fell, and that through his sin, his posterity thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is eternal separation from God.

We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful man comes only through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit as man repents toward God and exercises faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, of righteousness, and or judgment; and to indwell and enable the Christian to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present age.

We believe that the church on earth consists of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are dedicated to the worship and service of God through the proclamation of the Word, the observance of the sacraments, and the administration of discipline.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust--the just to everlasting life and bliss, and unjust to everlasting shame and perdition.

Statement on Family and Sexual Purity

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.

God desires His people to lead pure lives of holiness. The Bible is clear in teaching on sexual sin including sex outside of marriage and homosexual acts. Neither heterosexual sex outside of marriage nor any homosexual act constitutes an alternate lifestyle acceptable to God.

While upholding God’s standard of holiness, the USCGA strongly affirms God’s love and redemptive power in the individual who chooses to follow Him. The USCGA’s desire is to encourage individuals to trust in Jesus and turn away from any impure lifestyle.

USCGA History

Many churches in America include golf in their recreation programs. Trinity Baptist Church in Southaven, Mississippi was no different. Prior to 1999, the format evolved from playing as a group to a rather informal foursome scramble format that required its teams to complete their rounds by a certain date.

In 1999, the Trinity Baptist Golf League was organized to promote more fellowship by scheduling the entire group to play together on Saturdays. It was a successful church golf league promoting fellowship among its golfing members. In 2002, a new vision for the golf ministry emerged that, not only could provide Christian fellowship, but could include devotionals and evangelistic messages to encourage its members and foster an atmosphere conducive to bringing others to hear the gospel.

In 2003, that vision became a reality when the Trinity Baptist Golf League moved from the local church to become an interdenominational ministry to promote Christian fellowship and evangelism through the game of golf. A new name was required to reflect the new vision and geographical scope of the ministry and we became the United States Christian Golf Association. Our primary outreach has been to the local churches in the metropolitan area of Memphis, Tennessee, including DeSoto County, Mississippi, but the vision is to establish chapters throughout the United States.

The USCGA Organization

The USCGA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation governed and led by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is comprised of godly men and women who have dynamic faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a commitment to the effectiveness and growth of this ministry. The current Board of Directors is comprised of the following members:

President & Golf Director - Carlton Chambers

Vice President & Program Director - John Tilmon

Secretary & Treasurer - Scott Young

Communications Director - Bob Young

Admin Director - Sherrie Chambers

Webmaster - Lindy Long

You may click on a contact name to get contact information for that member.

Our current mailing address is:

United States Christian Golf Association
384 E. Goodman Road #211
Southaven, MS 38671