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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.


As of this Sunday we plan to Live Stream Live @ 11:15am. Along with broadcasting live this Sunday, we’re going to begin in the coming weeks allowing smaller groups to actually attend church while we Live Stream. 

Yes! Praise the Lord! 

Let’s Go! 

We’ve discussed this step with local city officials, other area Pastors & churches along with paying attention to the 15th page of the Executive order, which exempts churches & congregants from the stay at home order concerning corporate worship. 

We’re safe & good to go! 

If you feel comfortable & are well and you would like to attend in the coming weeks, please send me a private message on behalf of your family for permission and we’ll give you necessary information to ready you as we begin our reopening phases. 

Here’s the Rules & guidelines 

Smaller Groups ( 10,15,20) that’s max capacity 

Enter through Side door / Exit through front door 
Masks are certainly permitted but not mandatory 
Come if you are healthy & not at risk ( no fever, no sore throat, no cough even if it’s for another reason) 
No greeting 
No physical touch ( no handshakes, no hugs, no fist bumps) 
No passing of plates / there will be a box in which you can give or tithe 
One family per row / the addition will be open as well for maximum social distancing 

Hand Sanitizer present at entrance & exit 
No coffee served / you can bring your own with lid / must take with you 

No children’s church 
No nursery 
No children under the age of 12 at this time 
No high risk people @ this time. 

Bathrooms will be open & available 
We’ll clean behind church family. 
Organized dismissal

Keep in mind these are the guidelines & rules if you’ve been selected and invited to participate. If you would like to begin attending, please private message me and we’ll fit you in the rotation. 

Please at this time, do not just show up. We have to do this systematically and carefully. 

We’ll continue to Live Stream our services & work on it being a better worship experience, so please be patient with us and our team. 

God is in this! “We’re Back” 

We’re hoping for a reopen May 31st or June 7th  for our entire church family but still applying all of these guidelines for a season. We’ll work on the phase for our families and for our children programs.

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 


Sunday Mornings 

Church Apparel 

Offered after  Second service 

T’s, Hoodies, Hats & Love Inc T’s

Downstairs off of the Cafe 

Service Times:

11:15am ( By invite) 

Sunday Mornings 

New Sermon Series 
We start a brand New Sermon Series @ HBC, starting June 21st @ 11:15am 
"Chain Breaker"  - Overcoming Hurts, Habits & Hamgups 
New Service Time: We'll be gathering for 11:15am for Summer. So exciting to be back! 


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

David Brown:  "(Un)Qualified"  (pre-recorded message)
Latest Sermon: 5/24/20

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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