What We Believe:
We hold to the truthfulness and authority of God's inerrant word (Bible) in all matters of faith and life. The Bible reveals how man can be saved.
1) GOD is the loving ruler of the world who is perfectly righteous and holy.
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Revelation 4:11
2) MAN rejected God's rule by rebelling in sin against God and the punishment for our rebellion is death.
"There is no one righteous, not even one: there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away." Romans 3:10-12
"Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment." Hebrews 9:27
3) CHRIST was sent by God to the world to live a perfect life under God's rule. He died on the cross (taking our place), was buried, resurrected from the grave, and lives today. Christ conquered death and sin in order that some may be saved.
"Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God." 1 Peter 3:18
"In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3
4) RESPONSE by man is necessary. There are two ways to respond: a) Reject God's love through Christ and face eternal punishment in hell, OR b) Follow Jesus by turning away from sin and believing Jesus died in your place in order to make you right with God.
"Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God's wrath remains on him." John 3:36
Respond this way:
REPENT (turn away) from our sinful lifestyles and turn toward Christ.
BELIEVE that Jesus died in your place, making atonement for sin and bringing us to justification before God.
TRUST Jesus as the Lord of your life. Ones who follow Jesus are new creations in Christ trusting him for salvation and righteousness.
Heritage Hills Baptist Church seeks to be completely gospel-centered in everything we do from worship to teaching to serving. We believe the ONLY way to be made right with God is through the gospel of Jesus Christ described above. Our goal is to deliver the good news to all people around the world.
Our complete faith statement is the Baptist Faith and Message (2000 edition).
Who We Are:
Heritage Hills Baptist Church is made up of followers of Jesus Christ, who, having been led to this body, have joined together under Christ's leadership to make disciples. We long to bring glory and fame to God.
We worship God,
share the gospel, and
love our neighbors.
We come from all walks of life and many different contexts. Through the gospel, God has assembled his church to function as the body of Christ demonstrating the light of the gospel in a darkening world.
We stand beside those who struggle in this life- with finances, social issues, medical issues, addictions, marriage, raising children, caring for family, or any other struggle that comes to us here on earth. We are called to stand together through Christ, encourage repentance of sin and picture the gospel in forgiveness and reconciliation.
Association of Certified Biblical Counselors
Southwest Indiana Baptist Association
State Convention of Baptists in Indiana
Southern Baptist Convention
Truth for Life
Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood
The vision that later became known as Heritage Hills Baptist Church was first conceived by Reverend Allan Pollack, Director of Missions for Southwestern Indiana Baptist Association. Pollack started a Bible study class in the La Cantina restaurant in Mariah Hill. The Bible study group later moved to the Dale Community Center in Dale, IN.
Lofton Delgado was called as the first mission-Pastor and the group met for its first worship service August 15, 1981, at the Santa Claus Community Center in Santa Claus, IN. The group later rented another building in the Santa Claus area. New Hope Baptist Church of Newtonville, IN, assumed sponsorship. First Baptist Church of Little Rock , AR, also gave some financial aid.
Following Rev. Delgado’s resignation in 1984, a series of seminary students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville , KY, served the mission until Rev. Michael Tucker was called as Pastor in May 1984.
In July 1985, the mission attendees moved to a building just east of Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City , IN. The building seated 65 with adequate space for Sunday School classes.
Rev. Tucker presented his resignation in August 1987 to accepting a church in the south. Tom Brown became pastor October 25, 1987 and received his ordination to the gospel ministry March 13, 1989.
In March 1989, the mission purchased 4 acres about one mile east of Lincoln City on Highway 162 for $16,000 with an interest free loan from Southwestern Indiana Baptist Association. In 1999, an additional 4.4 acres of land behind the current property was purchased for approximately $22,000.
Heritage Hills Baptist Church constituted as a church on April 15, 1990, with 37 charter members and a total of 65 people in attendance.
Groundbreaking for the new church building began June 10, 1990. The members moved to the new building March 17, 1991. Rev. Tom Brown resigned in October 1992.
Rev. Terry Flowers was called as pastor in February 1994 and served until January 1999. During his tenure, the steeple was erected, a church sign was purchased, and the parking lot paved.
Rev. Rob Davis became pastor and served June 1999 – March 2000.
Rev. James Harris accepted the call as pastor on December 2000. The church paid off the mortgage 14 years early. Under Rev. Harris’ leadership the Christian Life Center was built in 2004 using volunteer labor from across the United States in addition to our own church volunteers. The value of the building was $850,000. The church sanctuary was also renovated and enlarged to seat 200. Rev Harris retired in December 2004.
Rev. Jerry Smith was called to Heritage Hills Baptist Church as full time pastor in June 2005 until his departure in October of 2012.
During his time of service he led HHBC to:
Rev. Glen Flowers served as interim pastor from December 2102 until August 2013. He provided leadership while HHBC searched for a new full time pastor.
Rev. Nicholas Clark was called to Heritage Hills Baptist Church as full time pastor in September 2013.
We are so thankful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for the many blessings He has bestowed on Heritage Hills Baptist Church! We celebrate what God has done and continues to do through His Church. We invite you to be a part of this great journey.