At Forest Hill Baptist Church, we are first and foremost, people who love the Lord Jesus Christ and seek to worship Him alone.  Our desire is to grow more and more to be like Christ.  We are affiliated with Baptists who seek to believe and live out the truths of the Bible in daily life.  We have not arrived spiritually – we are on a journey…just sinners saved by God’s amazing grace.

If you are looking for a church home, we hope you will prayerfully consider the family of Christians worshipping at Forest Hill.

At Forest Hill, we take loving our neighbors and loving God, very seriously.  We want what God wants for you and hope you will join us.

In Christ’s Love,

Don Marston

What We Believe

On June 14th, 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted a revised summary of our faith. The committee’s report says in part:

“Baptists cherish and defend religious liberty, and deny the right of any secular or religious authority to impose a confession of faith upon a church or body of churches. We honor the principles of soul competency and the priesthood of believers, affirming together both our liberty in Christ and our accountability to each other under the Word of God.

Baptist churches, associations, and general bodies have adopted confessions of faith as a witness to the world, and as instruments of doctrinal accountability. We are not embarrassed to state before the world that these are doctrines we hold precious and as essential to the Baptist tradition of faith and practice.

The committee was charged to address the “certain needs” of our own generation. In an age increasingly hostile to Christian truth, our challenge is to express the truth as revealed in Scripture, and to bear witness to Jesus Christ, who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

The 1963 committee rightly sought to identify and affirm “certain definite doctrines that Baptists believe, cherish, and with which they have been and are now closely identified.” Our living faith is established upon eternal truths. “Thus this generation of Southern Baptists is in historic succession of intent and purpose as it endeavors to state for its time and theological climate those articles of the Christian faith which are most surely held among us.”

It is the purpose of this statement of faith and message to set forth certain teachings which we believe.”