West St. Charles Baptist Church
Saturday, September 21, 2019
His Light on the West Bank
Search this site.View the site map.


The New Orleans Baptist Association

60+ churches and 60+ missions that cooperate together in a worldwide effort of the Gospel

The Louisiana Baptist Convention

3500+ churches that fellowship together with the goal of evangelizing our state

The Southern Baptist Convention

40,000+ churches that cooperate in a worldwide effort of missions

What is the Southern Baptist Convention?

It is the largest association of Christian churches in Louisiana and in America.

One out of every ten churches in America is affiliated with the SBC. 40,000+ churches and 15 million members more than most other denominations combined.

It is the most diverse association of churches.

SBC churches include every race, nationality, and ethnic group. Each Sunday, services are held in over 80 languages in the U.S. One out of every three blacks in the U.S. is a Southern Baptist. In Great New Orleans our association includes Korean, Chinese, Hispanic, Black, Vietnamese, and Arabic.

It is one of the fastest growing groups.

The SBC baptizes over 1,000 new Christians a day in the U.S. and begins nearly 5 new churches a day!

Bold Mission Thrust is the SBC’s stated public goal to give everyone in the world a chance to hear the Good News by the year 2000. It’s exciting to be a part of a group with that kind of vision!

Why not just be an independent church?

We are an independent church! Every SBC church is completely independent. There is no denominational control or hierarchy, as there is in most other denominations. Each church is self-governed and determines its own affairs. For example:

- Every SBC church chooses its own pastor.

- Every SBC church owns its own buildings and assets.

- Every SBC church determines its own programs.

What are the advantages of affiliating with the SBC?

1. It allows us to identify with other Christians around the world who are known for their commitment to the Bible. Unlike other groups, the SBC has no man-made “creed”. The Bible is our only authority.

2. It allows our church to participate in the largest missionary organization in the world. Through the SBC “Cooperative Program” we help support over 8,851 missionaries in 50 states and 127 countries around the world and that figures is constantly being updated.