About Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista Baptist Church was begun as a fellowship of believers in 1987. The church bought land and built their first building on that land in 1991. Many families have come and grown through this church to this time.

Our Mission

The journey of knowing God is life-long.  In fact, it will be an eternity that passes and we will discover that we have not completed that goal.  God is infinite and we who are finite will never possess the full knowledge of the infinite.  But we can begin that incredible journey, or be encouraged along its way by seeking to know Him better through the study, the preaching, and living out of His Word together.

Our goal in seeking to know God is that of bringing glory to Him and of enjoying Him though the process, this is our chief aim in life, (Romans 12:1-2).  While some think that our own individual happiness is that the chief aim in life, the Scriptures teach the former.

We can glorify God in our decisions, in our beliefs, and in our responses to trials in our lives, (Luke 17:11-19).  We are not able to make these decisions if we do not know Him as proclaimed in His Word set before us.

The scribe Ezra, was employed as an educated legal writer of the Persian King Artaxerxes in the 5th century B.C.  Ezra, also a priest, took an absence to return and teach his people and to lead them.  Ezra studied the Word of God, he obeyed it, and he taught it in Israel so that the people themselves would know how to obey the Lord and receive His blessings, (Ezra 7:10).  Ezra was the obedient servant of the Law’s intent, one who learned and taught the Word of God to His people, (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).  Jesus commanded His own to know and to teach the Word of God, (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8).  We as a Church employ the practice of employing highly trained teachers of God’s Word.  We expect much of these men to faithfully teach this the Word of God, (Ephesians 4:11-12).

The act of fellowship is important to the teaching and glorifying of God.  It signifies that we are in unity to glorify God and to be an example before this world in which we locally live.  Fellowship is the outcome of the love of God expressed in the hearts of His people.  Where we are called to great change we can assimilate with the local body of Christ in fellowship, (Ephesians 4:1-3, 13-16).  We are called to a local fellowship of believers to be an active part in that community, (Hebrews 10:25).

The act of fellowship enables the local body to glorify God through the deeds in which He has prescribed including, evangelism, missions, tithing, preaching of the Word of God, prayer, acts of compassion, worship, organization of the church, services, etc.