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Worship With Us On Christmas Day As We Celebrate Jesus' Birthday

What better Sunday to gather together to worship Jesus than on His birthday?  Come join us with your family for a casual abbreviated altogether service that will celebrate God's most loving gift to us.

2022 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

"I would that I had a thousand lives that I might give them to . . . China!" - Lottie Moon This month we will be collecting money for the SBC Lottie Moon Offering.  All monies received go to the International Mission Board support the work of missionaries sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ around the globe.  Through this offering our church can impact the world.  Be praying now for what gift God may lead you to give.  Enjoy this video that shows what this offering accomplishes.   Our goal for December is $1,000 Reaching the Nations, Together from International Mission Board on Vimeo .

Thank You From Pastor James

  November has been a wonderful month filled with expressions of your appreciation and love for Donna and I.  I was presented with this precious poster that includes many photos of our time here.  Included are faces that have forever changed my life.  Some are still with us and others have gone home. They are a testimony to the work only God can do.  I am grateful to Him for HPBC and I look forward to many more years  here by His grace. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! - Pastor James

Church-Wide Potluck Christmas Dinner on December 18th

  Church-Wide Potluck Christmas Dinner SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2022 AT 11:30 AM Following Our AM Worship Service in our Family Life Center Fellowship Hall You and your family are invited to bring your best potluck dish to share as we spend a few moments before the hustle and bustle of Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus together with food and fellowship. The church will provide chicken for the meal. This would be a great way to invite a friend. Tell them there will be good food 🙂

Mission Action for December 2022

  The Mission Action for the months of December will be providing Christmas for a child at Homeland Park Elementary School. Boy age 6, Sizes are as follows: Shirt 6 Pants 8 Shoes 12 Coat 6 Toy wish is Legos. Deadline for Donations Is December 7th, 2022

Would You Like To Sing In Our Christmas Choir?

  We will have a Christmas choir and we need you!! The Christmas Choir will sing in the Sunday service on December 18th. (Practice time will be announced at a later date.) So, please bring your voices and help me fill the choir this year.  - Donna

Church-Wide Informal Thanksgiving Meal, Tuesday November 22

  A Thanksgiving Tradition Is Returning! This Tuesday, November 22 Our church family will meet together for an informal Thanksgiving Dinner. We are asking volunteers to bring their favorite Soups, Chili’s and Fixings to share. Lets gather together and give thanks to God for His many blessings this year. Visitors and guests are welcome to join us.

No Trunks, Just Treats This Saturday Night, October 29th

Saturday, October 29th at 6:00 PM Each year our church invites families from our community to stop by for some friendly faces and candy.  Tables will be set up in the Family Life Center (FLC) for children to walk by to get their treats. For Those Wishing To Participate: Dressing up and decorating your table is not a requirement to participate, but is always appreciated. As you can imagine, there is a large demand for candy as well. If you cannot attend but would like to donate candy, please bring it to the HPBC Bible Study Office when you come to church. If you would like to reserve a table please contact the church office / (864) 296-9751.

Drive-In Church This Sunday @ 11:00am

  Come join us for a Drive-In Church Worship Experience on Sunday, October 30th. We will be joining together in our back parking lot for worship on the grounds. Participate from behind your dashboard or bring your best tailgating setup. The service will begin at 11:00 am Following the service you are invited to join us with your food for a tailgate fellowship right in the parking lot. Dress code is casual and this is a great opportunity to invite a friend to. In case of cold or rainy weather we will move the services into the Sanctuary

Sign Says God Loves You!

Sometimes the most powerful message is the simplest one.  I pray as people from all walks of life and at different places in their walk with the Lord would be encouraged by God's Word. John 3:16 (NLT) “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." May it encourage you right now as you read it! - Pastor James

Pastor's Post for September 2022 - Vision for God’s Will (Proverbs 29:18)

One of the most misunderstood scriptures that has been taken out of context since the late 1990’s is Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” - KJV. Many try to make this verse mean if you do not have any overarching “vision” statement then an organization will fail.  While I cannot argue with that statement, it is not the reason this verse was written. The truth of this verse means, anywhere someone does not keep the principles of God’s word at the forefront of their lives, then people will go their own way. When people reject God, sin runs wild. We see that at every turn in today’s culture.  Over the next few months you will hear more from me regarding a “vision” for the future of our church.  You can rest assured it will be rooted in keeping God’s word at the forefront of our lives.  If you are not actively seeking to obey God’s word, there will be no hope for our church to do the same.  Keep His word and will close to yo

God Walks With You - Pastor's Post for August 2022

  God Walks With You! The month of August is a pivotal month.  The summer is winding down and for many families the reality of the grind is approaching.  School schedules, day care, jobs, and other commitments resume as the hopes of cooler weather approach.  For students, another year in school offers a chance to start fresh.  Whether you are looking for a new start or simply getting back into the grind, take comfort in the fact that if you are a child of God, He walks WITH you! Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. (Psalms 23:4 NLT) A pastor went to visit a mother whose son had been killed. When he arrived at her house, she was in her bedroom and would not come out to talk to anyone. Wanting to help, the minister sat beside the distraught mother and said nothing for awhile. Later he began to softly say, “The Lord Is My Shepherd, I shall not want” The mother began to listen. When h

Collecting School Supplies for Mission Action for July and August

Mission Action for July / August Our Mission Action Project for the months of July and Aug will be school supplies for our Back to School Supplies Giveaway on Sunday, August 7. Items needed: Wide Ruled Notebook Paper, 3x5 Index Cards, Colored Pencils, Large & Small Glue Sticks, Hand Sanitizer (Small Bottles), Crayons, No. 2 Pencils, Mechanical Pencils, Small Student Safety Scissors, Post It Notes, Dry Erasers, Earbuds, and Book Bags.

Children's Water Day - July 16

  Children's Water Day July 16, 2022 (10:00 am - Noon) Our church will be hosting a fun morning for children. This will include a slip and slide as well as other water events, games and a Pizza Lunch. The event is free and all are welcome.

Guest Worship Leaders This Sunday: The Hodsdons

  Guest Worship Leaders: The Hodsdons This Sunday @ 10:30am The Hodsdons are a Gospel group with a heart for ministry. Tim and Camela have a strong desire to encourage the body of Christ and see lost souls saved. “We want people to enjoy what they see and hear; it’s a requirement with what we do, however, that’s not our ultimate goal. Our objective is to present the gospel through song and testimony, and to give those who are lost and hurting the opportunity to know Jesus in a real and personal way.” “A love offering will be offered at this service.” 

Ice Cream Fellowship This Sunday on July 17th at 6pm

  Ice Cream Fellowship This Sunday on July 17th at 6:00pm (For All Ages) In The Family Life Center Everyone Bring Your Favorite Ice Cream To Share. Toppings Will Be Provided.

Prayer Walking Ministry Begins Saturday, May 28

By God’s love and grace, He has blessed our church beyond measure. He continues to give us a presence in the Homeland Park Community as well as an impact on our region's state and world. When things are going well, the temptation is to stay in a comfort zone, unfortunately the Bible says nothing about doing that.  Did you know that Homeland Park Baptist Church originated at a church plant to reach the people of the down and out “Tin Town” community. Small tin shacks stood cramped close together where our field and family life center are now. A few people had a burden for those in need and did something about it.  While our church has a burden for our community today, we must be out “in” our community. Starting on May 28th @ 10:00 am I will begin this new ministry of prayer walking in our community. For one day a month I will be walking the streets of Homeland Park for the sole purpose of praying for those people and houses that I pass. I am prepared to do this alone, but pra

Children's Easter Egg Hunt on April 2, 2022

  Children's Easter Egg Hunt April 2nd @ 2:00 pm For children through 5th grade.  There will be crafts for the children and an Easter Egg Hunt, of course! Church Family:  Donations of individually wrapped candy are needed.  Leave your donations in the Bible Study Office.

Joseph Habedank in Concert on March 19th, 2022

Homeland Park Baptist Church Welcomes Joseph Habedank In Concert Saturday, March 19th, 2022 @ 6:00pm Doors Open @ 5:00pm A love offering will be taken to insure our church can continue to host events like this in the future and support Joseph’s ministry. ----------------------- Joseph Habedank is a two-time GRAMMY® nominated, Dove Award winning Southern Gospel Artist of the Year (2020) and has been named Gospel Music’s Favorite Soloist for four consecutive years (2017-2020). Joseph has a unique and equally powerful testimony that has been featured on's Spirited Debate, TBN’s Praise the Lord, and in such publications as Billboard Magazine, CCM Magazine, and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze. He has shared his songs in some of America's greatest churches and venues, including the Brooklyn Tabernacle, Charles Stanley’s First Baptist Atlanta, The Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. On the heels of his critically-acclaimed debut solo release, Welcome Home, he was awa

All Services Are Cancelled for January 16, 2022 Due To Bad Weather

Hello Church Family, Following the instructions of the Winter Storm Warnings to NOT travel on Sunday. We will not gather this Sunday. Please FORWARD this to all those who are in your care of the Ministry and Family. Updates will be given on our churches social media pages too. God Bless! Pastor James

Bi-Vocational Minister of Music Search

  Is God calling you or someone you know to help relaunch a music / worship ministry? God has blessed Homeland Park Baptist Church with many gifted musicians and worship leaders over the years. We know that He is doing new work here through our people and we are praying for God to send those He has equipped to help us.  If you are interested, please consider the following opportunities: Bi-Vocational Minister of Music Homeland Park Baptist in Anderson, SC, is seeking a bi-vocational Minister of Music who has the passion to help relaunch our music ministry through blended worship services, choir, and praise team.  Pianist and/or Organist Homeland Park Baptist Church is seeking a Pianist and an Organist (two positions) to help in relaunching our music ministry. Inquiries and résumés can be emailed to: or mail to Homeland Park Baptist Church, 3010 Abbeville Highway, Anderson, SC, 29624 / Attn: Music Search Team.