I'm New


We invite you to be our guest at one of our worship services. We know that going to a new church can be intimidating, so we try to do things in a way where you’ll feel welcome and at ease.  You can participate or just sit back and observe. You’ll discover a warm atmosphere, practical teaching from God's Word, and lots of friendly people pursuing God together.  With childcare and classes for all ages, there's something meaningful for each member of your family, and for any single folks, too.

God made a promise in the Bible that if we seek after Him, we’ll find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). You are a valued part of God’s creation and His deep desire is to be in a relationship with you.  We welcome you to pursue God among the Hampstead Baptist Church Family.

When we Meet

Though there are many "doors" through which one can first enter to explore Hampstead Baptist Church, most often, guests choose to attend a Sunday worship service or Wednesday night service.  Below are the meeting times for our largest gatherings.

Sunday Mornings

Sunday School at 9:00
Worship at 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday Evenings

Bible Study at 6:15 p.m.
(adult, youth, & kids classes)

What To Expect

A typical service will last about 60-75 minutes. We sing a good mix of contemporary and traditional music that is led by our worship team and choir. There is childcare available and activities for all age groups. Expect to be warmly greeted! We encourage all guests (especially first-time guests) to visit the Welcome Center just inside the main entrance, which faces Factory Road.

Restrooms are in foyer just inside the main entrance.  There is a "Quiet Room" upstairs, should you and/or your little one need it, with viewable access to sanctuary and a Roku TV to continue watching the service from there.

For more detailed information and for other Frequently Asked Questions, see below:


What is your mission statement?
A church with a vision that begins at home and reaches to the ends of the world.  Our mission is to lead all persons to a saving faith and a daily walk with Jesus Christ.
What do you believe?
The congregation of Hampstead Baptist Church is generally conservative, theologically.  Click here to visit our About page to learn more about our beliefs.
What is your preaching philosophy?
Here at Hampstead Baptist Church, the Bible is the foundation for everything we do and all that we are. Since this is the true, we are committed to what is called "expository preaching."  What is expository preaching? Simply put, expository preaching “exposes” or “explains” what is already within the Biblical text. Our goal in our preaching is to take a text of the Bible, explain it in its proper context, and then seek to understand how we can best apply the truths within the text to our lives.

The Apostle Paul charges a young pastor named Timothy to, “…preach the word; be ready in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2) Why did the Apostle Paul place such an emphasis on the preaching of the Word of God? Because of what the Word of God is. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

The Scriptures are the very breath of God. Within their pages we find what the Apostle Peter calls the “words of eternal life.” (John 6:68) Psalm 119 tells us that the Word of God is a lamp to our feet and a light for our paths. (Psalm 119:15) Jesus, quoting from the Old Testament tells us that, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

Here at Hampstead Baptist Church, we emphasize and prioritize the preaching of the Bible because of what it is: The very Word of God. It is through this Word that we come to know God, learn to love God, and find our guide for how we are to live for God and for His glory. It is through the preaching of the Bible that we come to know Christ, put our faith in Him, and receive the salvation that He offers. (Luke 24:27; Romans 10:10-17)

Since these things are true, then there is no greater calling we have as a church, and as preachers, than to make these glorious truths known through the proclamation of the Scriptures.

Preaching AND Teaching
At Hampstead Baptist Church, we are not only committed to a robust preaching ministry, but we also place a strong emphasis on the teaching of the Bible.

Why are we committed to both the preaching AND teaching of the Word of God? To put it very simply, it is because that is the example we see from the Scriptures. A reading through the Gospels reveals Jesus both teaching AND preaching. The disciples we learn in Acts 5:42 followed this example, as we are told that, “they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus.” Likewise, Paul and Barnabas in Acts 15:35 were committed to “teaching and preaching the word of the Lord…”  Since we see the Word of God placing such a strong emphasis on both the preaching AND the teaching of the Scriptures, we believe that we must do the same.

There may be some that question the difference between preaching and teaching. What sets preaching apart from teaching? Aren’t they the same thing? Does it really matter whether we make this distinction or not?  Well, we believe that it does.

Preaching as opposed to teaching is a monologue and not a dialogue. In preaching, we are proclaiming the glorious truths of God as He has revealed them to us in His Word and based on the confidence that we have been given by His Spirit. It is through the power of His Spirit that we herald the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ given us throughout the Scriptures. Preaching involves teaching, but as we can hopefully see it also goes beyond teaching.

Teaching as opposed to preaching is often a discussion involving two or more people. Teaching is more systematic in nature as it explains and works through various issues and the complexities that are found in the Bible. Teaching is not always preaching.

As we have stated, both preaching and teaching are commended by the Scriptures and as such, both preaching and teaching are needed in the church. Therefore, we at Hampstead Baptist Church are committed to preaching the Bible and teaching the Bible, and providing our people with many opportunities to learn from, be equipped by, and to be exhorted and encouraged through the Word of God.
What is your worship style like?
The congregation of Hampstead Baptist Church comes from various backgrounds with various traditions and preferences for how they enjoy worshipping God. When we gather corporately, Hampstead Baptist embraces the diversity of the congregation's preferences by worshipping God together in a balanced, blended format of traditional hymns, Southern Gospel, and contemporary music. God enjoys them all when they're offered with sincere hearts, so when we lead the people in worship, we do so in ways that guide them to worship God in just that way!  Our pastors have an exegetical preaching style.
Where do I park?
We have a parking lot at the church building, and have designated spots near the front door, especially for our guests.  We also have a circle driveway for front door drop-offs for those with mobility concerns or those with infants who need a shorter walk, and senior parking spaces near the front as well.
How do most people dress?
We are more concerned about you and your presence with us than we are with what you wear. As a church, we gather to worship the Lord and want to dress in a way that honors God. On any given Sunday, you'll find most who are attending wearing something in the range of business formal to business casual, though you'll see jeans and sweats, too.
What about my kids?
We have a nursery with dedicated, background-checked staff who love Jesus and children.  The nursery is available during Sunday School and worship.  We have Sunday School classes for children and youth, and we offer Children's Church about halfway through our Sunday worship service for children in grades K-5.  For more about children, click here.  For more about youth/students, click here.
How do I become a member/get involved?
The two most important criteria for membership at Hampstead Baptist Church is a statement of faith as a Christian and having been baptized by immersion (or willing to do so within a reasonable time period following the membership finalization).  If one desires to associate himself/herself as a member of HBC, it's also important that he/she carefully consider if their beliefs align, at least mostly, with HBC's statement of faith.  Though not required, the pastoral staff requests to be contacted prior to the candidate coming forward to join on a Sunday morning.

Anyone interested in getting involved on a deeper level before making a decision to become a member can use the connect card on this page to help our staff best know how to connect you.  You can also contact one of our staff directly and you'll be directed.

How do I become a Christian?

When we trust Christ as Savior, the relationship with Him begins that day and lasts forever. Our relationship with Jesus seals our eternal destinies, and offers hope, purpose, and meaning to our lives on earth in the meantime. What does this look like and where does one begin on this journey of faith? See the video and graphics here for some simple explanation.

If you have questions or doubts, that's okay-- ask about them!  If you trust Christ as Savior and wonder "what's next," (or if you're not yet a Christian, but would like to learn more) please fill out the Connect Card at the bottom of this page and let us know.

Connect Card

Fill out as little or as much as you'd like.  We use this information to get to know you better and to be able to reach out in a more personal way in the days ahead.