Welcome to our Church, Online!

Our History


Briar Hill Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist Church that exist to glorify God by loving Him and showing His love. Because of that, our church has a long and distinguished 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 of missions and discipleship, we are a church with a vision for Christ. Our vision is to lead people into an ever transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, and to build strong, Christ-centered families. 

But that's only the beginning. God has given our church a far- sighted vision! Through local, statewide, 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 en 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. 


Our Beliefs

Doctrine Matters to us. The following is a concise listing of our beliefs. You can find out more about what we believe in the About Us section of this site. 

  • We believe that the Bible is the verbally inspired word of God and is, therefore, infallible and inerrant.
  • We believe tin the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. We believe in the vicarious death of Jesus Christ on the cross for mankind's sin.
  • We believe in the victorious resurrections of Jesus Christ from the dead.
  • We believe in the visible and immanent 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 an eternal 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.

Service Times

Sundays

9am - Life Groups (Bible Study) for all ages

10am - Morning Worship (Sanctuary)

5pm - Preschool, Children Missions Classes (Mission Friends, GA's, RA's)

6pm - Evening Worship (Sanctuary)


Wednesdays

5:15 - Fellowship Meal (FLC) (Serving ends at 6:05)

6:30 - Preschool Activities, Children Worship/Choir, Youth Midweek Worship

Adult Bible Studies/Prayer Time

*Our preschool care is available for all these service times.

What to Expect at Briar Hill

It is never easy to visit a new church for the first time so we want to be as helpful as we can to make your experience a good one.
 
What are your worship services like?
Our worship services are a mix of music and style. Our aim in worship is to give God praise above all. We use contemporary music as well as hymns from the past. Our services last approximately an hour, sometimes longer, and contain music, preaching, and prayer.
 
What should I wear?
You should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. We have people that wear suits and dresses and people that wear jeans. The pastor sometimes wears a tie and sometimes does not. God does not have a rule for dress in church, and neither does Briar Hill. However you dress, you will be comfortable worshiping with us.
 
What about my children?
We have childcare for babies through age 3 and children's church for ages 4-5 during our worship services. We have a secure environment staffed with loving and caring leaders that will enable your child to grow and learn.
 
Which translation does the pastor use in his messages?
Our pastor preaches from the New King James James Bible (NKJV). We encourage you to use whichever translation you are comfortable with!
 
Will I be singled out as a visitor?
We will not intentionally do anything that would make you uncomfortable. In fact, all that we ask of our visitors is to complete the tear-out information card in the worship bulletin and to place the card in the offering plate at the appropriate time. You can expect to be greeted, but that's not so bad, is it?


How do I get to your church?

Campus Info and Location

Our church is located on Highway 469N in Florence, at the intersection of Gunter Rd. Our physical address is 707 Highway 469 N. Florence, MS. If you use a GPS, be sure that it takes you to the North East of Florence. Our FLC is located directly behind our main building, and can be accessed from Gunter Rd. 

*Currently, Gunter Rd is under construction, and so are areas on our church property. Please use caution as you get near the church. Soon, the traffic patterns will change as the construction moves forward. 


During our Worship Service and Bible Study Times on Sundays and Wednesdays, they are often broke up up in ages. Knowing where to park and enter can save some time on your first visit with us. 

Parking Info

There are three main areas to park at Briar Hill. If you have any children, 12th grade and under, it is often easier for the family to park in the rear parking lot, aka the FLC Parking Lot. It can be accessed by turning onto Gunter Rd. 


If you are a Senior Adult, or a Guest, we encourage you to park directly in front of the Sanctuary. There is handicapped parking there as well near the entrance doors. Guest Parking is located near the Sanctuary Doors facing Hwy 469, as well as convenient near the entrance to that parking lot facing Gunter Rd. It is often much easier to get in and get out using those spaces. 


We encourage you to use caution when parking across the highway and walking to and from our buildings. If either of these parking lots are full, then there is plenty of parking in the rear using the Rear or FLC Parking Lot. If you don't have any preschool children, you can enter using the Children's Wing, or the walkway on the far north side of the building to come into the front. 

Entrance Info

Preschool Entrance

(Ages 0-3yo before Sept 1)

Located directly behind the Sanctuary under an awning on the lower floor. You can access it by walkway, or drive loop under the awning to drop off your children from the rear parking lot off Gunter Rd. You can access the Sanctuary and adult classrooms from the stairway inside.

Children's Entrance

(Grades K4-6th Grade)

You can drop off your children using the Children's Wing entrance in the building to the right of Preschool Entrance. You can use the walkway or drive through the loop if needed. From inside, you will be able to access adult classrooms and the Sanctuary using the stairway. 

Youth Entrance

(Grades 7-12th)

All of our Youth Activities take place in the Family Life Center (FLC). It can be accessed by the rear parking lot off Gunter Rd. 


You can easily get to these areas as well by entering any of our locations in the front (East) Side of our buildings. 


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