Hillcrest Baptist Church exists to love people genuinely, teach scripture faithfully and disciple believers fully in obedience to Christ our Lord.

Hillcrest Baptist Church  |  8501 Bellhaven Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28214  |  704.392.1406

An Update from our Pastor

​Hillcrest's Response to COVID-19
Friday, March 13, 2019

The leadership of Hillcrest has determined to proceed with our Sunday Morning Worship Hour this coming Sunday, March 15, but we will exercise wisdom and caution that will have varying degrees of impact on some church activities for the foreseeable future. We will post updates here on our website and on our Facebook page as necessary.

Here are the ways we are working to keep our members and guests healthy and safe:

  • We are planning to suspend our Sunday School hour and nursery care during Worship Hour, starting this Sunday. 
  • Our Guest Experience Team members will be assigned to entrances to greet you with a smile and to open and close doors.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all bathrooms and entrances.
  • All of our gathering spaces will be thoroughly disinfected before and after our worship service.
  • In place of passing our offering plates, we will have an alternate location to deposit our weekly gifts and offerings. If you prefer, you may contribute online.
  • We will modify our welcome time to include warm greetings and smiles instead of our usual handshakes and hugs!
  • We will announce other changes to our ministry calendar as more information becomes available in the coming days and weeks.

For those who choose to stay home because of compromised immune systems or other health concerns, we are prepared to live stream our worship service via Facebook Live. For our many friends who already have a Facebook account, be sure to navigate to the Hillcrest Facebook page to tune in to our live broadcast on Sunday morning at 11am. 

At this time our only livestream platform option is Facebook Live. We will investigate other options in the weeks to come, but for now it is possible for individuals to open a Facebook account without other personal information and to simply use it to join us online for worship. 

In the meantime, I encourage all Hillcrest family members and friends to pray for our nation’s elected representatives, and for all nurses, doctors, medical professionals, and everyone else on the front lines of this situation. Pray for God’s mercy on those infected and for protection of our older members. Pray for an awakening to the truth of the fragility of life, and that many hearts would turn to the One in whom we find hope and peace in times of turmoil. 

I look forward to seeing you Sunday.

In Christ,
-Pastor Steve