About Us

About Us

Hillcrest is a family-focused community of believers in God, Jesus and the Bible.  While we celebrate many of the traditions of our faith, we also strive to remain relevant to contemporary culture in our effort to achieve our vision of “providing hope through authentic life change in Christ.”

We invite you to get to know us better and welcome the opportunity to get acquainted with you in-person.

What to Expect

What to Expect Attending a new church for the first time can be intimidating. We understand and aim to make you feel welcome the minute you arrive! As you enter, you will meet a member of our Hospitality Team who can help you find exactly what you are looking for. We will also provide you with a little information here so you know what to expect when you arrive.

What We Believe: Hillcrest’s Statement of Faith

The Word of God We believe that the Bible is the Word of God fully inspired and without error in the original manuscript, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. II Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:21, Matthew 5:18, John 17:7, I John 2:5 The Trinity We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection; and that…

Vision and Mission

God’s Vision for Hillcrest Providing hope to the nations through authentic life change in Christ The moment a person trust in Christ’s death on the cross as the eternal penalty he deserves and accepts Christ’s leadership of his life, he gains both the living hope of sharing eternal life in heaven and of being remade in the image of Christ here on earth. As he pursues God’s will for his life, God changes him to become more and more like…


The leadership team at Hillcrest has deep roots with both our church family and the local community where they live out their faith in Jesus and serve others in His Name. Our leadership team includes our Pastoral Staff, Support Staff, Deacon Board, Trustee Board, Christian Education Board, church officers, and other ministry leaders and team members.

Our Story

The Story of Hillcrest The Hillcrest story began in 1884 with 13 Swedish immigrants meeting for prayer and fellowship at the home of Carl Hammerstrom at 200 Baker St.  They formed the First Swedish Baptist Church on July 20, 1884.  The following year they constructed a building on Institute St. on land donated by the English-speaking First Baptist Church where the immigrants had been attending services. The congregation quickly grew to 96 members and in 1892 they purchased a building…