Churches >Warner Avenue Baptist Church
7360 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA | Directions 9264733.715492 -117.999894
Warner Avenue Baptist Church – I probably would not have posted this except that it's not easy to see the only review of one's church suggesting it be closed. I've gone to this church my whole life and am baffled by much of what growing2flower has to say. Most of these accusations would be laughable if they weren't so serious.
I remember no church splits at any time, though, the definition of a 'split' can vary, I guess. The only incident I can remember in the past 20 years resembling a split was a few families having disagreements over personal issues. A couple of the main families left immediately, and a couple of others either joined another church fellowship or moved out of state. Although small in number, our church has only been blessed since then. God's obvious working in the church would be puzzling with numerous church splits it seems to me.
Our music ministry members strive to play and sing for God's glory alone. Our values are conservative and we play almost entirely old hymns. Four years ago, we started SWORD ministries (S.eeking W.ords O.f R.ighteousness D.aily), a children's program on Wednesday nights designed to draw kids closer to each other, their team leaders and most importantly, to Jesus Christ. The Word of God is held high, with Bible study and memorization as a major focus. We aren't perfect, but God has visibly blessed us. As for growing2flower, I don't know why he/she feels so bitter, but I hope God changes their heart. Lve in the area? Come by and see us for yourself. We're always happy to see new folks! :)
Our website (link cannot be posted in courtesy of citysearch policy) which can searched for online keeps archives of recent sermons, so you can decide for yourself if the sermons are 'boring' and 'sleep-inducing'. I could say more about the Pastor, but I'd probably seem biased since he's my Dad. Simply put, I could not disagree more with the above writer's view of him.
Christian Church - Yes or No? – Warner Avenue Baptist Church is an extremely conservative church and that can be ok if it is done in love and calling fellow brothers and sisters to a higher calling but unfortunately Warner Avenue Baptist Church has split more times than I have hairs on my head. The pastor is kind and friendly, although very quiet, has no spine, allows people to walk all over him as he does not want to be confrontational, his sermons are boring and it is difficult to stay awake during services.
Their music programs are very good with lots of talented young people participating. When you first visit this church it will seem like it is a friendly church but it will not take long to see the critical spirit of the members. Current members vote on all new members and if you do not fall in line with their teachings exactly ? you will be ?talked about?, judged and not permitted membership; but at that point there is no desire to want to belong to such a church. I have seen so many good families and friends come and go and to hear the members gossip about those that do not meet their ?standards? and is difficult, challenging and hurtful to see fellow-Christians that are seeking a home church to be treated in such an unChrist-like manner.
If this church was to take a step back, evaluate how they treat guest, visitors, those seeking membership, and one another they may have the change to grow and continue to grow rather than continue to have the church split, split, and split. There is a strong spirit of self-righteousness that fills the church stronger than any Holy Spirit that may desire to move and work in the Body of Christ.
In my opinion, it is better that churches such as this be closed rather than continue to hurt more members of the Body of Christ.
Thank you for allowing me this platform in order to give my opinion and it is just that? my opinion. I would not recommend this church to anyone!
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