about us

Created in the imagination of the Holy Spirit, Providence Baptist Church is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church in Hendersonville, NC.  A congregation of about 100, we are an open and welcoming community of diverse ages and faith backgrounds.  Silence, simplicity, and holy listening are a valued part of our worship.  Our desire is to be a place of spiritual growth and healing, to follow Christ, and to become his hands and feet in the world, near and far.


At Providence we honor our Baptist history and values while leaving space for God’s Mystery to work in and through us, irrespective of denominational or religious affiliation. Alongside our pastor, we strive to practice servant leadership, meaning the congregation ministers to each other out of the gifts each person brings to build and strengthen the greater Body of Christ. In all ways, we strive to love God and love our neighbors near and far. 

our values

Providence Baptist Church is a community of faith led by the Holy Spirit to worship with integrity, inquire with open minds, and minister with compassion in order to proclaim the reign of God as revealed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The following are our values as a congregation.


Hospitality: Providence wants to continue to embody the sense of compassion, welcoming, fellowship, concern for others, warmth, love, nurture, seeing God in the stranger, serving, sharing, forgiveness, excitement, and giving that has always been core to its identity.


Inclusiveness: We recognize that we are all created in God’s image. We respect the gifts and talents of all people.


Going to the Other: Many ministry experiences of Jesus and the disciples happened outside of the religious assembly. They were willing to go to other cultures and other people to share the love of Christ in physical and spiritual ways.


Growth: At Providence, we emphasize spiritual formation and growth through spiritual practices such as prayer, study, service, and observance of the Christian calendar.


Simplicity: We have adopted the phrase “Sacred and Simple.” We aim to be a place of healing and renewal.


Worship: Worship is central to what we do as a church. A Trinitarian model is used to guide our planning of songs and prayers in worship.

Our partners

LOCAL


Henderson County Churches Uniting - Ecumenical fellowship of area churches in Henderson County.


Homes For Youth - A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides stable, safe, and appropriate housing to housing insecure youth in Henderson County, as well as working to address the diverse causes of homelessness.


Interfaith Assistance Ministry - Provides emergency relief and resources to Henderson County residents in need.


Joseph Outreach Ministries - On Sunday afternoons, Providence Baptist prepares and serves a free meal and breaks bread with folks who come for food and fellowship at Joseph's Center, currently located on 7th Ave. East in Hendersonville.


PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians And Gays) - Flat Rock & Hendersonville chapter meets in Providence House next to the church on the first Mondays of every month.



STATE/NATIONAL/GLOBAL


Alliance of Baptists - The Alliance of Baptists is a faith community comprised of male and female laity and clergy, people of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, theological beliefs, and ministry practices. They are Christians knit together by love for one another and God, combining progressive inquiry, contemplative prayer and prophetic actions to bring about justice and healing in a changing world.


Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina - A fellowship of Baptists in North Carolina committed to following Jesus Christ, remaining sensitive to the Holy Spirit in our midst, and practicing reverence for God's Word. CBFNC upholds historic Baptist principles of faith and practice as they respond to Jesus' call to go into all the world to share God's love.


Cooperative Baptist Fellowship - The national organization of which CBFNC is a part, CBF is a Christian network comprised of individuals and churches nation and world wide that work together to spread the hope of Christ. The fellowship supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith to action.


Gethsemane Church - our sister church in Cuba.