Glenvista Baptist Church is an assembly of Christians affiliated to the Baptist Union of Southern Africa and meeting at 17 Vallot Street, Glenvista Extension 4, Johannesburg. Our services are on Sundays at 09:00 and 17:30. All are welcome to join us.
We are a teaching church
Our desire as a church is to make God known by the teaching of His Word, through means of systematic expository preaching.
We are a growing church
Our desire as a church is to grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We are a loving church
Our love for God is demonstrated through our love for each other, and we desire to grow more in our love for God and our neighbour.
We are a discipling church
Our culture is one of helping each other to grow into the likeness of Christ, by having biblical discipleship at the heart of what we do.
God is at work at Glenvista Baptist, and we are truly grateful for all that He is doing. His work is perfect and all His ways are just. Together with the Reformers we can only cry out, Soli Deo gloria – to God alone be all the glory. We can truly say that every good thing in our midst is purely because God has sovereignly out of His own free will chosen to glorify His name and spread His fame among us at a time such as this.
‘Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name give glory,
for the sake of Your steadfast love and Your faithfulness!’
Soli Deo gloria!
We hold to the doctrines of grace:
We teach total depravity
that man is totally corrupt in every facet of his being, and utterly incapable of saving himself from sin.
We teach unconditional election
that God chooses to make certain individuals the objects of His unmerited favour, for the sake of His own glory.
We teach limited atonement
that Christ’s sacrificial death is sufficient for all who will repent and believe, and that God sets His particular love on His church.
We teach irresistible grace
that salvation is an act of God, and whatever God decrees to happen will inevitably come to pass.
We teach the perseverance of the saints
that our salvation is secured by God, and that genuine born again believers cannot lose their salvation.