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
  • Women of Faith
  • Potpourri Class
  • Spanish Class


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


  • Aftershock (Grades 7-12, Sunday evenings @ 6pm)


  • 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 

SUNDAY, September 23
Women’s Ministry after Worship Sunday—12:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, September 26
Wednesday Evening Ministries Kick-off—6:00 PM
SATURDAY, October 13
General Cleaning (e.g. ditches, etc.)—9:00 AM–Noon
WEDNESDAY, October 17
Youth Leadership Team meeting—5:30 PM
SUNDAY, October 21
Business meeting and Potluck—12:30 PM
SUNDAY, October 28
Women’s Dancercize after Worship Sunday—12:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, October 31
Halloween Outreach in our fellowship hall—6:00–7:00 PM
The Outreach Committee would like to invite you to participate. They need volunteers to cook, run games and be involved with our guests. Please let them know if you can assist with this event.
SATURDAY, November 3
Thanksgiving Meal—3:00PM



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, September 17
Study Luke 10:25–28

TUESDAY, September 18
Study Luke 10:29–32

WEDNESDAY, September 19
Study John 13:34

THURSDAY, September 20
Study Luke 10:33–37

FRIDAY, September 21
Study John 15:13

SATURDAY, September 22
Study Psalm 5

SUNDAY, September 23
Study Psalm 6

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Our Vision

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


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