Declare. Share. Prepare. Bear. Care.

Hillcrest Baptist Church exists to magnify Jesus by 
declaring His glory, sharing His salvation, preparing His disciples, 
bearing with one another and caring for others.



  • Grades 1 & 2
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Grades 6 - 8
  • Grades 9 - 12
  • Young Adult Class
  • Middle Ground Class
  • Potpourri Class
  • Spanish Class


  • Pre-K / Kindergarten
  • Team Kid (Grades 1-6, Wednesday Evenings @ 6:30 pm)


  • Aftershock (Grades 7-12, Wednesday Evenings @ 6:30 pm)


  • Men's Ministry
  • Women's Ministry
  • Music Ministry
  • Spanish Ministry


Sunday Services

  9:45 AM - Bible Study classes for all
11:00 AM - Worship Celebration

Upcoming Activities 

Movie Night in Fellowship Hall
Oakland A’s Baseball game outreach
FRIDAYS, June 5, 12, 19 & 26
Friday Family Night Gathering (Led by Sunday School classes)
Men’s Barbecue Cook Off
FRIDAY, July 24
Hillcrest Community Fair
MON–FRI, July 27-31
Vacation Bible School




Pastor Ted Goslen was born and raised in North Carolina, receiving his bachelor's degree in Human Services from Wingate University in 1983.  He graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity degree in 1986.  He was the campus minister at Hawaii Baptist Academy from 1986-1991 and pastored the First Baptist Church of Waimea on the Big Island until moving to California in 2001, serving as the pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church.

LEAH GOSLEN, Minister of Music

Leah was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was raised there and in several states and countries, having traveled and lived all over the globe.  She graduated from Hong Kong International School in 1986.  She has studied music at the Hong Kong Academy For The Performing Arts, and the University of Hawaii. She is a skilled musician and songwriter. Leah has been Hillcrest's part time minister of music since 2002.


A Weekly Thought by Pastor Ted

Daily Quiet Time


Read the Scripture Passage

  • What does God’s Word say?—List the facts.
  • What does God’s Word mean?—Learn the lessons.
  • What does God’s Word mean to me?—Listen to His voice.
  • How will I respond to God’s Word?—Live it out!

Monday, May 18
Study Matthew 12:46-50

Tuesday, May 19
Study Matthew 13:1-9

Wednesday, May 20
Study Matthew 13:10-17

Thursday, May 21
Study Matthew 13:18-23



Friday, May 22
Study Matthew 13:24-30

Saturday, May 23
Study Matthew 13:31-35

Sunday, May 24
Study Matthew 13:36-43

Text to Donate


You can also donate by texting (510) 398-4400.
Just enter the amount you would like to donate (ex. $100) and hit SEND!

First text will prompt a link to a one-time set up to text-giving.

Simply complete the secure online form, then tap GIVE. You’re all set!


Special Announcement

The Contra Costa County office of health has suspended all non-essential meetings and meetings of more than ten people.  Therefore, our Wednesday and Sunday ministries have been suspended until April 8.  However, you are invited to join us on Facebook Live on the church’s page every Sunday morning at 11:00 for worship.  Our service will happen, just on line and not in person.  If you need any errands run or help due to this crisis, please contact Pastor Ted.  We would also appreciate you giving on line to keep our ministries supported.  You can go to the “give” link on this page.  We look forward to worshiping with you in person again soon.


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Our Vision

Hillcrest Baptist is a multi-ethic, multi-generational Southern Baptist Church.


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