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One of the great joys of this ministry is helping people find doctrinally sound churches to get plugged into. I often post requests on my Facebook page that I’ve received from readers who are looking for a new church, and other readers from that area have graciously made recommendations that have resulted in some good “matchmaking.”

Not long ago, a reader asked if we could do something more permanent- some kind of list of recommended churches that those searching could peruse for suggestions. So, I’ve posted two documents in the “notes” section of my Facebook page:

If you’re going to be moving soon and need a new church, or if you have to leave your current church due to false doctrine, click here to find out how to request other readers’ recommendations of doctrinally sound churches. If you’re on Facebook, you can comment directly on the note. If you’re not on Facebook, you can comment below or e-mail me (MichelleLesley1@yahoo.com) and I’ll make the request for you, but please read the request parameters, first. Be sure to keep checking back over time to see if anyone has responded.

Keep reading (below) for more church recommendations, and check out the “Searching for a new church?” tab at the top of the blog.

If you’ve got a personal connection to a doctrinally sound church and would like to publicly recommend it, click here to find out how and what information to include. If you’re on Facebook, you can comment directly on the note. If you’re not on Facebook, you can comment below or e-mail me (MichelleLesley1@yahoo.com) and I’ll post the recommendation for you, but please read the recommendation parameters, first.

From time to time, I will curate all of the recommendations from Facebook and list them below for easier searching. Click the names of churches in red for the church web site. I’ve included any comments added by the reader who recommended the church.

DISCLAIMER: I cannot personally vouch for the theology of any of the churches recommended nor the people who recommended them. Please use this list only as a suggestion of churches to check out using biblical wisdom and discernment.

Let’s see how many people we can get connected to doctrinally sound churches!

United States

Alabama

Birmingham- Crestway Baptist Church

Florence- Ransomed Community Church

Huntsville- West Huntsville Baptist Church “A community of believers focused on Jesus Christ and intentionally committed to loving our neighbors.”

Muscle Shoals- Grace Life Church of the Shoals

Talladega- Faith Worship Center

West Blocton- Camp Branch Baptist Church “Christ as head, elder led, expository preaching, Reformed theology, statement of faith: the 1689 London Baptist Confession of faith.”


Alaska

Big Lake- Faith Bible Fellowship

Kenai- Calvary Baptist Church “Not affiliated with SBC.”


Arizona

Goodyear- Redeeming Grace Church

Phoenix- Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church


Arkansas

Beebe- The Bible Church of Beebe

Bryant- First Southern Baptist Church

Cabot- Bible Church of Cabot

Conway- Conway Missionary Baptist Church “Preaches the Truth. Doctrinally sound Church.”

Greenwood- First Baptist Church of Jenny Lind

Heber Springs- Little Red River Bible Church

Little Rock-
Midtown Baptist Church
The Bible Church of Little Rock

Marshall- Marshall First Baptist Church

Perryville- Perryville Second Baptist Church

Van Buren- Lee Creek Baptist Church

Witcherville- Fellowship Baptist Church


California

Alhambra- Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles

Aliso Viejo- Compass Bible Church

Apple Valley- The Community Church at Jess Ranch “Both pastors are graduates of Westminster Theological Seminary.”

Arcadia- Arcadia Bible Church

Bakersfield-
Grace Bible Church of Bakersfield
Sovereign Grace Church

Duarte- Berean Bible Church

El Monte- Chinese Congregational Church

Glendale- Lighthouse Bible Church Los Angeles

Glendora- Cornerstone Bible Church

Huntington Beach- Compass Bible Church

La Canada- La Canada Korean Church

Menifee- Menifee Hills Bible Church

Modesto- Calvary Chapel

Pasadena-
Crossroads Christian Fellowship
Emmaus Community Church
Redeemer Bible Church
Trinity Baptist Church

Riverside-
Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church
Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside
Refuge

San Clemente- Outpouring Church at Surfers Row “Church plant”

San Gabriel- San Gabriel Community Church

Santa Clarita- Santa Clarita Baptist Church “Our pastor is a Master’s Seminary grad.”

Santa Rosa- Christian Family Fellowship

Sierra Madre- CrossLife Community Church

Sun Valley- Grace Community Church

Tustin-
Compass Bible Church
Mission Bible Church

West Covina- Christ Community Church

Yankee Hill- Calvary Concow


Colorado

Centennial- Southside Bible Church

Colorado Springs-
Mesa Hills Bible Church
Widefield Community Bible Church

Denver-
Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Purpose Church

Firestone- Purpose Church “A true to the word, elder-led Bible teaching church.”

Greely- Grace Church “Our pastor is a graduate of The Master’s University.”

Mancos- Summit Lake Community Church

Morrison- Red Rocks Baptist


Connecticut

Newtown- Newtown Bible Church “Our pastor is a Master’s Seminary grad.”


Florida

Clearwater- Lakeside Community Chapel “Verse by verse teaching.”

Dade City- Redeeming Grace Family Baptist Church

Gainesville- The Chapel of Gainesville

Glen Saint Mary- Glen Baptist Church

Jacksonville- Paradise Church “A Reformed church that teaches expositionally, verse by verse, through scripture without compromise.”

Jupiter- Beacon Baptist Church

Melbourne- Harbor City Baptist Church “Reformed.”

Orange Park- 
Community Bible Church of Orange Park “A solid theological, Reformed church.”
First Baptist Church

Orlando-
Orlando Bible Church
University Presbyterian Church- Lake Nona

Ormond Beach- Riverbend Community Church “Reformed preaching, Christ-centered in ALL things.”

Palm Harbor- Grace Community Church

Sanford- Saint Andrew’s Chapel

Tampa- The Church at Tampa


Georgia

Douglasville-
Arbor Heights Bible Church
Prays Mill Baptist Church

Duluth- Providence Church

Fayetteville-
Fayetteville First Baptist Church
Heritage Reformed Baptist Church

Lilburn- Killian Hill Baptist Church

Oxford-
Church at Haynes Creek
CrossPointe Church

Rockmart- Victory Baptist Church

Sharpsburg- Faith Bible Church

Woodstock- Faith Community Church


Hawaii

Wahiawa, Oahu- The Lords House “Strictly adheres to Scripture. Loving, small church.”


Idaho

Boise- The Well “Reformed. The very best teaching we have ever been blessed to sit under.”

Hayden- Hayden Bible Fellowship “Not to be confused with Hayden Bible Church. Master’s Seminary grad pastors and 9-Marks church.”

Kootenai- Kootenai Community Church

Nampa- Kindred Bible Church


Illinois

Chicago- Garfield Ridge Baptist Church

Elgin- Northwest Bible Baptist Church

Frankfort- Peace Community Church “PCA- Solid expository preaching.”

Matteson- Hope Reformed Baptist Church

Paxton- The Upper Room Bible Church

Princeton- Princeton Bible Church

Sparta- Calvary Church

West Chicago- Water’s Edge Bible Church


Indiana

Anderson- Grace Bible Fellowship “FIC & DoG”

Fort Wayne- Emmanuel (Soest) Lutheran Church

Greenfield- Hancock Reformed Baptist Church

Roselawn- First Baptist Church “We LOVE their commitment to hold Scripture highly.”

Winona Lake- Christ’s Covenant Church


Iowa

Orange City- Cornerstone Baptist Church “Expositional, reformed, mostly hymns, and small.”

West Des Moines- Redeemer Baptist Church


Kansas

Junction City- First Southern Baptist Church

Kansas City- Mission Road Baptist Church


Kentucky

Bowling Green- Grace Community Church

Campbellsville- Friendship Baptist Church

Frankfort- Buck Run Baptist Church

Lexington-
Porter Memorial Baptist Church
Todds Road Grace Church “100% sovereign grace”

Mt. Sterling- Living Water Church

Murray- Redeemer Community Church


Louisiana

Baton Rouge-
Central Bible Church
Community Bible Church
First Baptist Church
Parkview Baptist Church
Woodlawn Baptist Church

Denham Springs-
New Covenant Church


Massachusetts

West Boylston- Bethlehem Bible Church

Weymouth- First Baptist Church


Michigan

Battle Creek- Faith Baptist Church

Comstock Park- Maranatha Bible Church

Grand Rapids- Trinity Baptist Church

Three Rivers- Verse by Verse Church

Livonia- Berean Baptist Church “We are an expositional preaching church.”

Mt. Morris- Mt. Morris Community Church

Westland- Harvest Bible Church “Excellent verse by verse expository preaching!”


Minnesota

Burnsville- Berean Baptist Church

Eagan- Conquering King Fellowship “Exceptional biblical preaching and teaching. Active biblical fellowship and encouragement.”

Missoula- Sovereign Hope Church

Oslo- Kongsvinger Lutheran Church

Saint Paul- Beacon of Hope

St. Louis Park- Gospel of Grace Fellowship


Mississippi

Brandon- Castlewoods Baptist Church “CBC is a Reformed (1689 LBCF) church.”

Gulfport- Bayou View Baptist Church

Jackson- Grace Baptist Church

Lakeshore- Lakeshore Baptist Church

Tupelo- The Church at Trace Crossing


Missouri

Branson-
Christ’s Covenant Church “Reformed Baptist”
First Presbyterian Church

Jackson- Grace Baptist Church “Reformed Baptist”

Lee’s Summit- Summit Woods Baptist Church “Expositional preaching, Master’s Seminary Grad, Elder led”

Liberty- Liberty Baptist Church

Nixa- First Baptist Church “We’re SBC, but teach Reformed theology. Very sound expository and exegetical preaching.”

Springfield- South Creek Church “We’re SBC but Reformed in theology and practice.”

Wildwood- New Community Church


Montana

Kalispell- Central Bible Church

Missoula- Sovereign Hope Church

Sidney- Fellowship Baptist Church


Nebraska

Lincoln-
Faith Bible Church
Indian Hills Community Church

Omaha- Omaha Bible Church “Expository preaching. Nothing but Bible.”


Nevada

Carson City- Fellowship Bible Church 

Reno- Community Bible Church “Sound expository teaching. We love it.”


New Hampshire

Gilmanton Iron Works- Harvest Bible Church


New Jersey

Corbin City- Corbin City Baptist Church

East Millstone- Calvary Community

Jackson- Faith Bible

Trenton- Fellowship Capital City “We are a Christ-centered, multi-ethnic church plant. Expository preaching, warm & welcoming congregation.”


New Mexico

Roswell- First Baptist Church


New York

Elmira- Elmira Christian Center


North Carolina

Apex- Faith Bible Church

Cary- Colonial Baptist Church

Creedmoor- Promised Land Community Church “Excellent expository preaching!”

Fayetteville- Veritas Church

Fuquay Varina- Redeemer Community Church

Greensboro- 
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Westover Church

North Wilkesboro- Word of Grace Baptist Church

Raleigh-
South Raleigh Bible Church
Vintage Church

Willow Spring- Fellowship Baptist Church

Wilmington- Cornerstone Baptist Church

Winston-Salem-
St. John’s Lutheran Church
Twin City Bible Church


North Dakota

Fargo- Community Baptist Church


Ohio

Beavercreek- Grace Covenant Church

Beloit- The Community Bible Church

Canton- Faith Bible Church

Carlock- East White Oak Bible Church

Dayton- Arbor Church

Cincinnati- Truth Community Church “Pastor is Don Green, a Master’s Seminary grad and formerly worked at Grace to You and Grace Community Church.”

Liberty Township- Liberty Heights Church

Loveland- New Hope Baptist Church

Peoria-
Bethany Baptist Church
Fellowship Bible Church

Wilmington- Wilmington Reformed Fellowship

Xenia- Cornerstone Bible Church

Oklahoma

Owasso- Bible Church of Owasso “Faithful and expository teaching of the Word; very loving church family.”


Oregon

Albany/Tangent- Grace Bible Fellowship “A conservative, bible teaching verse by verse every Sunday.”

Beaverton- Southwest Hills Baptist Church

Enterprise- First Baptist Church “Expositional preaching, conservative Baptist, Master’s Seminary Grad.”

Hermiston- Victory Baptist Church

Klamath Falls- Immanuel Baptist Church “A conservative, reformed Baptist church that adheres to the 1689 London Baptist Confession, expository preaching verse-by-verse elder led, and sermons that are Christ-centered and the gospel is proclaimed clearly.”

Salem- Morning Star Community Church


Pennsylvania

Ambler- Cornerstone Presbyterian Church

Annville- GraceLife Church

Downington- East Brandywine Baptist Church

Harrisburg- Grace Bible Fellowship Church


South Carolina

Beaufort- Community Bible Church

Greer- Calvary Chapel Greer “They teach book by book, verse by verse. Our pastor has made it clear he’s not there to tickle listening ears.”

John’s Island- New Life Fellowship

Lexington- Grace Bible Church “A church planted by The Master’s Seminary.”

Simpsonville-
Temple Baptist Church
Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church “We are a 600 member PCA church. Doctrinally sound, conservative, and the preaching is deep to grow you in Christ.”

Travelers Rest- Bethany Baptist Church  “Independent Fundamental KJV Bible. Amazing music and preaching. Great family church!” (This is a KJV Only church.)


South Dakota

Canton- Solid Rock Bible Church “Our pastor preaches expositorily.”

Sioux Falls- First Evangelical Free Church


Tennessee

Bartlett/Arlington- Providence Baptist Church “Definitely doctrinally sound. Seminary trained pastor, expository preaching through Scripture.”

Johnson City-
Grace Gospel Church “Expositional teaching, reformed, small.”
North Johnson City Baptist Church “Expositional teaching, Reformed, mostly hymns. Small, loving, Biblical.”

Knoxville- His People Church

Maryville- Grace Community Church

Munford- Cornerstone Community Church

Powell- First Baptist Church

Smyrna- Grace Christian Assembly


Texas

Austin-
Grace Community Bible Church
Harvest Bible Chapel
Radiant Church
South Austin Presbyterian Church “OPC church plant”

Boerne- Grace Bible Church “The pastor is a Master’s Seminary graduate.”

Bryan- Emmanuel Baptist Church

Denton-
Denton Bible Church “expository preaching — large mission outreach — reformed background — solid teaching”
The Church at Pecan Creek

Diana- First Baptist Church

Forney- Grace Reformed Baptist Church of East Texas

Fort Worth- Glenview Church

Frisco- Heritage Grace Church

Garland- New Liberty Baptist Church

Houston-
Bridgepoint Bible Church
Christ Community Church
Copperfield Bible Church “Dan Phillips, pastor, is a writer on the Pyromaniacs blog, along with his close friend Phil Johnson. Fantastic reformed church. Non denominational.”
Grace Family Baptist Church
Harvest Bible Chapel

Kerrville- Kerrville Bible Church

Lindale- First Baptist Church

Lubbock-
Fellowship Church
First Baptist Church Roosevelt

Mesquite- Lake Ridge Bible Church “Expository preaching.”

Pflugerville- Providence Presbyterian Church “(OPC)”

San Antonio-
Believers Fellowship
First Baptist Church

Southlake- Countryside Bible Church “Sound Bible teaching in the pulpit and in the Sunday school classes.” “Tom Pennington is the pastor and spent many years as John MacArthur’s executive pastor. They also have a Master’s Seminary extension at the church.”

Spring- Founders Baptist Church “Our pastor is Master’s Seminary grad, expository preaching, elder led church.”

Stephenville- 
Rocky Point Baptist
Shiloh Church

Tyler- New Harmony Baptist Church

Watauga- 116 Bible Church

Willis- Grace Covenant Baptist Church “A Reformed Baptist Church and member of ARBCA.”


Utah

Draper- Corner Canyon Church

Salt Lake City-
Christ Presbyterian Church (OPC)
Evangelical Free Church of Salt Lake City

West Jordan- Jordan Valley Church


Vermont

Middletown Springs- Middletown Springs Community Church

Rutland-
Green Mountain Baptist Church
Redemption Church Rutland


Virginia

Broadway- Broadway Baptist Church

Chesapeake-
Redemption Church
South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church

Fredericksburg-
Christ Fellowship Bible Church
Trinity Bible Church

Hampton- Reformation Christian Fellowship

Harrisonburg- Providence Baptist Church

Haymarket- Piedmont Bible Church

Midlothia- Grace Bible Church “Pastor graduated from Master’s Seminary.”

Mechanicsville- Calvary Chapel, Mechanicsville

Norfolk- Trinity Presbyterian

Purcellville- Loudoun Valley Baptist Church “Expository, reformed Baptist church. Located in the same town as Patrick Henry College, a college tailored to home-schooled kids specifically, so many of our attendees are college kids, while school is in session.”

Stafford- Pillar Church

Staunton- Faith Baptist Church

Suffolk- Westminster Reformed Presbyterian

Virginia Beach-
Colonial Baptist Church
Grace Covenant Church
Green Run Baptist Church

Warrington- Covenant Reformed Baptist Church


Washington

Bremerton- Faith Community Bible Church

Keyport- Keyport Bible Church

Olympia- Littlerock Community Fellowship

Port Orchard- Calvary Church “…absolutely committed to preaching the Word in an expository fashion. The pastor is solid and had no problem speaking out about much of the problematics that we are seeing in churches today.”

Puyallup- Edgewood Bible Church

Spokane- Faith Bible Church “Larger and slightly more contemporary.” “Associated with The Master’s Seminary, and the pastors are TMS grads. Their doctrine would be eye for eye with Grace Community Church.”


Washington D.C.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church


West Virginia

Wellsburg- First Baptist Church “Pastor Michael D. Martin (Master’s Seminary grad). Excellent/careful expositor of the Word.”


Wisconsin

Richland Center- Grace Life Church of Richland Center

Wausau- Highland Community Church


Wyoming

Laramie- Laramie Faith Community Church “16 years of vibrant expository preaching.”

Pinedale- Grace Life Church


Outside The United States

Canada

Alberta:
Calgary- Calvary Grace Church
Medicine Hat- Grace Family Reformed Baptist Church

Ontario:
Quinte/Madoc- Madoc Baptist Church


England

London- Enfield Town Community Church “A humble, personal, Bible-centred church. They teach systematically and thoroughly through the books of the Bible and we go through large chunks of it throughout the week.”

FIEC- Please also see the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. Nearly 600 member churches in the UK. Includes church search engine. (Click on “Our Churches”.)


Germany

Munich- Munich International Community Church “English speaking, International Church, Reformed, Bible preaching.”


Hong Kong

Admiralty- Ambassador International Church “About 200 + people – two services, house groups, and women’s groups. Being an international church it has a mix of English speaking people from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the US along with many local Chinese who were educated abroad and prefer English services. You’ll meet godly people from many different nations and there is a core group of long term members from the local community.”

United Kingdom

FIEC- Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. Nearly 600 member churches in the UK. Includes church search engine. (Click on “Our Churches”)

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