Hillcrest Baptist Church began with a vision from the Ten Mile Baptist Church in Lonsdale, Arkansas, to plant a New Testament church in the North Metro Atlanta area. In 1990, through the efforts of like-minded churches in the American Baptist Association, with a heart for people who needed to hear the gospel, and a love for Jesus, our founding Pastor, Paul W. Vance, and his wife Susan, along with their young son josh, moved to Cherokee County to establish Hillcrest mission. The goal and plan was simple, yet Biblical—invade the culture and build an autonomous church that would inspire the community around it for the honor and glory of God. The mission experienced amazing growth, tremendous blessings, and far-reaching influence from its first location in the Vance home in Woodstock to its current location on Woodstock Road in Acworth. The church grew spiritually and in numbers; in 1998 it was officially organized as Hillcrest Baptist Church.
Our church is a LIVING body—we are not an organization but an organism that allows us to SHINE in the Light of Jesus Christ. Our Church is a GROWING Body—we are active in our faith, “feeding” on sound truths found in God’s Word and as a growing church, our Faith allows us to Share the Love of Jesus Christ in our community and around the world. Our church has a Unique Heritage, Unique Heart, and Unique Harmony.
We will continue to be Christ-Centered, to understand the authority of God’s Word, to understand that Jesus Christ is the center of the church,
and to Understand the importance of Prayer.
Our focus will be to grow Disciples of Jesus Christ through a commitment to God’s word, small group meetings (Sunday School, At Home Bible Studies, etc.), and reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ through personal conversations.
Last but certainly not least we will continue to encourage one another by building unity through relationships an meeting people where they are at.