"I put the bible above church doctrine."
The church is the "pillar and foundation of truth." -The Bible (1 Tim. 3:15)
Pillars and foundations are obviously references to buildings,therefore so is truth a part of the building.(in this analogy).Truth is that that must be seen yes? So in this analogy of a building truth is that part which must be the most easily seen.Pillars and foundations are that which HOLD UP the truth for all to see.The church itself is not the truth,it is that which should HOLD UP THE TRUTH for all to see.
John 17:17 "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth"
Grace and peace to you
Well, the Church propagates doctrinal truths; wrote, preserved and canonized Scripture; and interprets Scripture infallibly, so your interpretation could be valid.
But how would this conform with the passage where Jesus tells us to take our disputes "to the church"? And if someone refuses to listen to the church, we should treat him as a "publican"? Why would He not send Christians to "the Church" to settle disputes if, in some sense, it were not the Truth? After all, he could have told us to take our disagreements to Scripture.
In fact, at least insasmuch as the Church is the mystical Body of Christ, It is the Truth.