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 Our 9:30am & 11:15 am Sunday service is high energy and spirit filled.  You can expect a young & growing group of people pursuing a greater relationship with Jesus.  Our worship is powerful , moving, and contemporary. Houghton Baptist provides a comfortable place for everyone to grow in their journey with God. 


Our worship is an expression of what God is doing through each of us.  It's a time to engage God! We provide a variety of newer songs & even traditional songs to help the church body connect with their Maker.  Even though we believe worship is for the King of Kings, we also believe that Christ centered worship helps prepare hearts for the message He has for them. 


Community focused churches tend to be the most Biblical churches. We are committed to the people of this area. We love on them through our food pantry and used furniture ministry.

We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of people in our area to the best of our ability. Our motto is "Come as you are" , So our services are designed to meet people where they are at!

Truly, A Place For The Community! 

Welcome to HBC!
Welcome to HBC!

It's not easy visiting a church for the first time but our volunteers  do a great job at making first time visitors feel welcome and more importantly comfortable.

If you have children, there is a sign up table in the entry way for children’s church. Each little one will be given a safety band and then they will be signed in ready to go. 

After the worship set the children are dismissed for Children's Church. They will be escorted down by one of our Kid Zone volunteers. After service, make sure to go downstairs to sign them out. Thank you! 

Enjoy the service! 

Houghton Baptist Church

Kid Zone

Sunday for Kids

Sunday for Kids

Nursery  Toddlers  9:30am & 11:15am ( Located off the Front entry way)
Cry Room  Babies & Infants  9:30am & 11:15am ( Located off the Front entry way)
Children’s Church  K-4 - 3rd Grade ( Age 10)  11:15am ( Located Downstairs / Dissmissed after Worship)  

Houghton Baptist Church

2801 West Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

(906) 483-0821 (Office)
Email:info (at)

Sunday Service:  9:30am & 11:15am 

Passionate Worship

We believe that God’s presence is revealed through worship. There is no "right way" to worship, and as such, we encourage people to simply express their love to God in a way that is comfortable and familiar to them.

Relevant, Biblical Teaching

As Christ-followers, we have the most powerful message in the world.  Our messages always seek to draw us closer to God, equip us in our spiritual journey, and encourage us to share the love of Christ.


Beginning March 15th, we will only have our online service (pre-recorded) available as the Church will be closed due to the CDC recommended Covid-19 directives.

Visit our Facebook page to view the service by clicking our Facebook link at the top of this page.

New Sermon Series 


God uses Broken people

to do Big things 

April 5th @ 9:30am & 11:15am 

Experience Good Friday 

@ HBC! April 10th at 6:30pm 

Worship, Prayer & Commuion 


Sunday Mornings 

Church Apparel 

Offered after  Second service 

T’s, Hoodies, Hats & Love Inc T’s

Downstairs off of the Cafe 

Service Times:

9:30am & 11:15am 

Sunday Mornings 

Small Groups 

1) Small Groups happen every Tuesday & Thursday Evening, from 6:30pm -7:30pm @ HBC.  We meet downstairs in the Cafe for group. These Small Groups are designed with you in mind. Make plans to stop in & check it out. 

2) New Young Mothers group starts this January. We plan to meet twice a month! We’ll have both Bible study & Times of Fun. Moms need a break every once awhile & we plan to make that happen. Details coming soon! Beth Shannon & Gillian Whitaker will be leading this group. 

3) Dads group starts in January as well. We’re super excited about this! While moms are growing in their faith and enjoying the time they need with other women, Dads will be meeting at the church with the kids. Pastor David Whitaker plans to lead this group. 

4) Membership Class. We offer a church membership class as needed. 


To be a church on mission means our focus is outward, not inward. We emphasize the  importance of reaching the lost and unchurched in our community. 


To be a place where people feel accepted as they are, yet challenged to let Christ transform them. 

Our Staff

Our Worship is central to who we are as a church. It’s Christ centered. It’s Biblical.  It’s lively and spirit led. It’s contemporary! We have one of the greatest live bands in our area. We promise you’ll be engaged & encouraged through this aspect of our ministry. 

Love Inc of The Copper Country

As needs from our community come through Love Inc, our Church helps the clients as best we can.  Service projects, small repairs, moving and transporting furniture are some examples of the work that we do. We’re so thrilled that our Pastor, David Whitaker is also the Executive Director & his wife, Gillian serves as their office manager. We’ve all been serving behind scenes with Love Inc for over 8 years. 


Our Food Pantry is open to those in need of help.  Food and other everyday household items are available to those in need.  Call the Church for more info! If you need help, visit the Love Inc website at

Keep in mind, the Love Inc office operates inside HBC. We operate by appointment only but the phone lines are always on Tuesday-Thursday 10am-4pm. If we don’t pick up right away, we’re helping someone else. Please leave a message and we’ll get back to you. We’re here to help our community. Love Inc is a great way to do that. 


We have groups that meet mid week depending on your location. We also offer a Tuesday & Thursday night Small Group @ HBC in the Cafe from 6:30pm-7:30pm. We would love to connect with you. 

Community Outreach

Often times, the church over emphasizes international missions and yet forgets the community in which we are called to minister to. We are all in when it comes to serving in this area. Love Inc is just one of many ways we serve in this area. 

We help on the average 20 plus families a month from our community. The need is great. We are a mission based church which means we put others first. The community is our number one priority. 

Get Connected

Pastor Dave:  "(Un)Qualified"  (pre-recorded message)
Latest Sermon: 4/5/20

Also available on our YouTube Channel to view on your SmartTV!


Houghton Baptist Church, A Place for the Community 
2801 West Sharon Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

Services at 9:30am & 11:15am every Sunday 
(906) 483-0821 (Office) or (906) 231-7134 ( Office Manager) Gillian Whitaker 
(906) 231-7778 ( Pastor’s Cell) Email:info (at)

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