Join us for Sunday Morning Worship (10:30 a.m. Pacific via Zoom):
Welcome to Miller Avenue Baptist Church, an Evangelical* and Reformed Congregation, aligned with American Baptists, now called Growing Healthy Churches in our region, as well as California Southern Baptists. We are a small congregation, always have been, and always will be. Our focus is on bold proclamation of the word of grace, the Gospel, and the discipling of followers of Jesus. Pastor Philpott thinks of himself as an old time Gospel preacher and Bible teacher. Several other experienced preacher/pastors also bring regular messages from the pulpit. We have a Reformed theology—not rigid or legalistic—but grace oriented. *We claim the original, non-political, Biblical meaning of “Gospel Proclamation”
Our sermons are mostly verse by verse preaching from the Scripture. We are fairly liturgical in our worship, including the reciting of the Shema (Deuteronomy 6:4), the Apostles’ Creed, and the Collect of the Day (a prayer said by Christians around the world every Sunday), with one or two sermons and receiving “Jesus in the Bread and the Cup” each first Sunday morning of the month. We like the old hymns and have no concern to be contemporary, but we do have guitars and singing of two Jesus People type choruses at each morning service.