When I first came to Hampstead Baptist Church (HBC) as pastor, people outside the church would often ask me to describe it to them. There are many ways I can describe HBC, but I find myself always using one word, “genuine”. These folks are some of the most genuine people I have ever met. I suppose I could also use the term, “down to earth” to describe them. I am consistently impressed and encouraged by their love for each other, regardless of their economic or social status. They beautifully model Christ as they minister to each other and to their community. There’s also a genuine love for God’s Word which is manifested in their lives through worship and a desire for holiness. If you visit HBC I am convinced that you will experience this genuineness as well.
Pastor Joey Canady