Sierra Hills Baptist Church is an independent, Baptist church situated in the beautiful Foothills of the Sierra National Forrest. Sierra Hills Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church that is fundamental in belief and loving and gracious in its community outreach. Please refer to the What We Believe page for further information on our doctrine and Bible position. The Biblical purpose of Sierra Hills Baptist Church is best stated in the following:
people to develop a heart for God - Psalm 34
them in a loving and caring church family - Acts 2:41, Ephesians 2:19
them from God's Word - Acts 2:42-47
them in a ministry that is culturally sensitive and fundamental in Bible Doctrine - 1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 2:10
as a church family, the foothill area and regions beyond with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ - Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Corinthians 5:19-20
Here at Sierra Hills Baptist Church, it's our desire to see each person reach their fullest potential for Jesus Christ.
The following paragraphs simply summarizes what we believe as a church family. Sierra Hills Baptist Church is an Independent, Fundamental Baptist Church. We believe the Bible and teach it to be perfectly true. Every belief and teaching of Sierra Hills Baptist Church flows from God's Word.
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that It is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. For reasons of unity within the church and because of it's textual reliability, we choose to use the King James Version of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21
OUR SOVEREIGN GOD:
God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity ~Father, Son, and Holy Spirit~ three Persons and yet one God. Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 8:6
THE SON, JESUS CHRIST:
Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a sinless man to redeem us. He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man. Luke 1:30-55, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8
OUR SERVICE TO GOD AND THE LOCAL CHURCH:
The local church is a group of believers baptized by water; banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission: preaching the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15, 1 Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22-23
Man was created in the image of God, but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now, all of mankind exists as a fallen race, with an inherited sinful nature. Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23
THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST:
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world. He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven. Simple faith in this sacrifice is the only way of salvation for mankind. Luke 24, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, 1 Peter 3:18
THE END OF TIME AND THE ETERNAL STATE:
Jesus Christ, Himself, will soon come again in air to catch up His Church to reward it's service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return to the earth to set up His Kingdom for one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. Matthew 24:29-42, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11 and 20:13
Welcome to Sierra Hills Baptist Church online! Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
The day and age in which we live is very tough. It is the desire of Sierra Hills Baptist Church to share with you God's love and His desire to help us through these tough times of our lives.
Sierra Hills Baptist Church is a place where you will find God's love, Biblical preaching, lasting friendships, and a purpose for every member of your family. Our desire is help you and your family get established in the Word of God.
If you are looking for a loving church congregation, warm hospitality, and the Word of God, then Sierra Hills Baptist Church is the place for you. If you have any questions about the ministry of Sierra Hills Baptist Church, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be honored to speak with you.
Pastor Steven J. Wass
Pastor Wass accepted the Pastorate and the ministry at Sierra Hills Baptist Church in Dec. of 2017. Having been a pastor for over 15 years, 10 of which was in the mountain community of Mariposa, CA, he looks forward to ministering to Tollhouse, Prather, Auberry, and the outlying areas. Born and raised in Mariposa, CA, Pastor Wass knows about the uniqueness of living in a mountain community. He also understands the needs of the people in the Tollhouse area and desires to serve them.
Pastor Steven and Melinda Wass have been married for nearly 30 years. Pastor Wass and his family desire to shine Christ's message of salvation and love to all that will listen.
Please accept Pastor Wass' invitation to be at Sierra Hills Baptist Church this Sunday.