What We Believe

Our core beliefs are the sovereignty of God, the authority of the scripture, justification by grace through faith and the priesthood of all believers.

What that means is that God is the supreme authority throughout the universe. Our knowledge of God and God's purpose for humanity comes from the Bible, particularly what is revealed in the New Testament through the life of Jesus Christ. Our salvation (justification) through Jesus is God's generous gift to us and not the result of our own accomplishments. It is everyone's job - ministers and lay people alike - to share this Good News with the whole world. That is also why the Presbyterian church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women alike.

More information about the Presbyterian church, it's beliefs and history, can be found at the Presbyterian Church USA website.

HBPC is a member of the St. Augustine Presbytery. More information can be found at the St. Augustine Presbytery website.