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 

WEDNESDAY, February 19
Youth Leadership Team at the church—5:00 PM
SUNDAY, February 23
Sunday School Leadership meeting after morning worship
FRIDAY, February 28
Men’s Dinner, Fellowship and prayer—6:30 PM
A Sunday evening in March
Bowling Outreach
SUNDAY, March 1
Ministry Council after morning worship service
THU–SAT, March 5–7
BASS Conference
SUNDAY, March 8
Lord’s Supper
Women’s Ministry meeting after morning worship service
Cleaning Day at the church—9:00 AM–Noon
SATURDAY, April 11
Eggstravaganza (Egg hunt, coloring eggs and nacho bar)
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, February 17
Study Luke 24:1–12

TUESDAY, February 18
Study Luke 24:13–32

WEDNESDAY, February 19
Study Luke 24:33–35

THURSDAY, February 20
Study Luke 24:36–44


FRIDAY, February 21
Study Luke 24:45–49

SATURDAY, February 22
Study Luke 24:50–51

SUNDAY, February 23
Study Luke 24:52–53

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Our Vision

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


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