We are a Sovereign Grace Baptist Church which seeks to glorify God in our services. We are an independent autonomous church whose only Head is Christ Jesus the LORD! We preach to please God and not man. Gal. 1:10. Only the Bible presents the unvarnished and immutable Truth of God and we are dedicated to preaching and teaching that truth without apology or fear. We cordially invite you to visit our services. We endeavor to promote a balance between the Sovereignty of God and the responsibility of man.
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
Pastor Joe Maldonado has served in the gospel ministry for over 25 years. He has been the pastor of Hillburn Drive Grace Baptist Church since December of 1989. He was ordained and sent out from Community Baptist Church. Two other families were sent with Pastor Maldonado to start the work at H.D.G.B.C. Pastor Maldonado has a love and desire for evangelism, missions, and the truths centering around the local New Testament Church. He has communicated to his congregation the importance and vision of establishing new churches.
In December of 1991, Hillburn Drive Grace Baptist Church established the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Springfield, LA. This church is actively strong and pastored by James Downing who is faithful to the preaching of God’s truth.
In May of 2001, Hillburn Drive Grace Baptist Church sent out four families to start a Spanish Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. Iglesia Bautista Particular de la Gracia Soberana, ( Sovereign Grace Particular Baptist Church ). This church is pastored by Jose Ortega, who was ordained at HDGBC and also served as an elder there for many years.
Brother Ben Latham who was also a founding member is currently an Elder at HDGBC.
Pastor Joe Maldonado has sought to encourage and lead HDGBC to a love of the truth, a love for the glorious gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and a love for the church which Christ purchased with His own blood (Acts 20:28). In Psalm 26:8 it says,
“LORD I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honor dwelleth.”
Pastor Joe Maldonado believes and preaches that the Church of the Living and True God is a God ordained institution existing for the purpose of glorifying God. It is manifested and formulated in a local visible assembly of baptized believers, who are gathered and united by the Word of God for the propagation, proclamation of the gospel, and for the edification of its membership.
“Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.” Eph.3:21.
Pastor Joe Maldonado has been married over 34 years to his wife Sandra. They have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.