Thanks for visiting our website. I hope your visit gives you a taste of what our church is all about…what we believe and what we do.
At the Creek, we are like family. If you do not have a church family, we would love to have you as our guests. Our heart’s desire is to have an impact in our community and beyond….and we encourage you to join our efforts.
Come as you are. We are a people more concerned with what is on the inside rather than the outside. We offer Bible based studies and worship services that are designed to comfort and to challenge. Our music consists of hymns from the past sprinkled with songs from more recent times.
We have a place for people of all ages. We also provide a Children’s Worship service during the Sunday morning worship hour. Our main nursery workers have been with us for over thirty or forty years! They have cared for some of our parents when they were babies and continue to minister and demonstrate God’s love to our little ones.
We would love to have you come and see us face to face at the “Creek.”
Sandy Creek Baptist Church
Records in Louisiana Baptist and Southern Baptist Archives indicate Mount Moriah Baptist Church was constituted on October 21, 1839. Prior to the Civil War the church was moved to another location at which time the name was changed to Sandy Creek Baptist Church. The property on which the church is located was provided through land donated on June 2, 1873 by Mrs. Mary Anne Cain.
A review of available resources reveal conflicting stories on the beginning of the community of Pride. However, in and around 1800 the families of Norwood, Chaney, Craig, Dreher, Forbes, and Kirby began settling in the areas of Pride, Milldale, and Deerford along Sandy Creek, and the Comite and Amite Rivers.
A majority of the families residing in the area where Sandy Creek and the Amite River merged were of the Methodist faith, leading to the establishment of the church that eventually became known as Sandy Creek Baptist Church.
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Do You Have Peace With God?
THE PROBLEM – SEPARATION FROM GOD
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
This means everyone since Adam and Eve there has been an inherited a bent toward sin. One needs only look at a room full of pre-schoolers to see that sin is our natural tendency.
THE RESULT – SPIRITUAL DEATH
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
God is holy and just, which means He cannot tolerate sin except through just punishment – death and eternal judgment.
GOD’S SOLUTION – HIS DEATH IN OUR PLACE
Romans 5:8 “But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us!”
This is what John the Baptizer alluded to when h said of Christ. “Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. Jesus-God in the flesh –was the only acceptable sacrifice for our sinful condition.
Romans 10:8-9 “This is the message of faith …..if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Faith – believing form the heart – is the medium of exchange that God requires.
Romans 10:13 “For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Dear God, I agree that I’m a sinner and I need you to save me from eternal judgment. I believe that you are God’s Son, died in my place and conquered death on my behalf through your bodily resurrection. I cast myself on your mercy, asking you to come in and make me a new creation – give me a new heart and new desires. Thank you for saving me. Amen.
WELCOME TO GOD’S FAMILY
How to Become a Member of Our Church Family
We are glad you are visiting our website to today!
If you are interested in joining the fellowship of believers here
at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, here is some information to help
you with your decision. At the close of our Sunday morning service
we offer an invitation for people to come and talk with the pastor
about any decision they have made. Simply come to the front while
we sing our closing song and tell the pastor:
You want to give your life to Jesus Christ and be baptized by immersion, or
You are presenting yourself as a candidate for baptism (You are a Christian, but have not been baptized by immersion), or
You are transferring your membership from another Baptist Church, or
You have already given your life to Jesus Christ and been baptized by immersion in a non-Baptist Church.
If you would prefer to make an appointment with the pastor to discuss any decision you have made please call the church office to make an appointment. Please call 225-654-6590.