the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. 1 Timothy 3:15
WELCOME TO PROVIDENCE BAPTIST CHURCH
Providence Baptist Church is a local congregation of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. We exist to bring glory and honor to the Lord Jesus Christ as a local church here on the Nature Coast of west central Florida. We are committed to the proclamation of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. We gather each Lord’s Day to worship the sovereign triune God who is revealed in the Holy Bible. Our worship is simple, yet profound; saturated with Biblical truth, yet culturally accessible. It is designed for the people of God, to stimulate their praises and to feed their souls. Yet the Gospel is so woven into every part that anyone can understand and respond to the call of the gracious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who loves to forgive sins and transform lives. Our preaching is expository, mainly working through entire books of the Bible in a verse-by-verse series. Our goal is that the point of the passage be the point of the sermon, asking God to set the agenda for what is preached and trusting Him to work through HIs Word and apply His truth to our lives. Our music is a blend of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Colossians 3:16) expressed through the praises of the congregation as we join our voices together in exalting our Triune God.
We encourage families to worship together regardless of age.
Our name is not arbitrary, but was chosen to reflect our identity.
We incorporate the word Providence to reflect our conviction that, "God the good creator of all things, in His infinite power and wisdom, doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all His creatures and things, from the greatest even to the least, by His most wise and holy providence, to the end for which they were created . . ." (Paragraph 1, Chapter 5, 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith). Such providence has in our time brought together in this place a body of Christian believers of one heart and one mind.
Baptist is a term used to distinguish our convictions in certain areas of faith and practice from other religious assemblies. Baptists have historically held that the Holy Bible is God’s Word and is sufficient in all matters of faith and practice. Recognizing that some in our day who bear the name may not be reflective of such convictions, we unashamedly are.
Church is what we are by organization. We are not a man-made institution, but an ecclesiastical institution established by God with Christ as the head.