Our History

Briar Hill Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church that exists to glorify God by loving Him and showing His love. We have a long and distinguised history.


Our church was organized on October 7, 1888 by forty-seven adults from the Strong River Baptist Association. From our humble beginnings to the present day, our church has sought to be a refuge for God's people. From the smallest child to a global strategy, we’re a church with a vision for Christ. Our vision is to lead people into an ever-deepening relationship with the Lord, and build strong, Christ-centered families. That means strengthening our home base—our church.


But that’s only the beginning. God has given our church a far-sighted vision. Through local, nationwide, and international missions, we’re praying and working towards spreading a passion for the glory of God.


Briar Hill has a bright heritage and an even brighter hope for tomorrow. Changing the world. Changing lives. One heart at a time. One family at a time. That’s Briar Hill's heritage—and vision.

What We Believe

Doctrine matters to us. The following is a concise listing of our beliefs.

 
  We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired word of God and is, therefore, infallible and inerrant.
  We believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. We believe in the vicarious death of Jesus Christ on the cross for man's sin.
  We believe in the victorious resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
  We believe in the visible and imminent return of Jesus Christ.
  We believe in a literal Heaven where the saved shall live eternally, and in a literal Hell where the lost shall forever be separated from God in torment.
  We believe that salvation is a gift from God based upon His grace and extended to those who will repent of sin and place their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord         and Savior.
For a more detailed description of our beliefs, look here. Our Senior Pastor and church staff are eager to answer any questions you might have about these statements.