Who We are
Church on the Hill used to be called First Baptist Church of Riverside and was founded in 1874. It’s building was located in downtown Riverside until 1965 when the new facility was built on Alessandro Blvd. The First Baptist Preschool began in 1967 and in 1973 the church built Mount Rubidoux Manor (located downtown), providing apartments for low-income seniors. Early in 2019 the name was changed to Church on THE HILL to reflect the new changes both internally and externally to better reach future generations.
Where we are today
Today, our mission is to help people grow spiritually through our C4 strategy:
Connect to God, Care for One Another, Carry out the Mission, and Communicate the Faith.
OUR C4 MISSION
We believe the Bible, composed of the Old and New Testaments, is the divinely inspired Word of God, the final and trustworthy authority for faith and practice.
We believe there is only one true and eternal God consisting of three co-equal persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe the Church is a community of faith consisting of regenerated believers with Christ as Lord.
We believe God created humankind in the divine image. Through Adam’s fall all became sinful, lost, and condemned. Each human being by deliberate choice participates in sin and is in need of redemption through Christ.
We believe Jesus Christ is God’s Son, fully divine and fully human, the eternal and pre-existent Word. By his death Christ made full atonement for our sins, and by his resurrection showed Himself to be the Lord and giver of life to all who believe.
We believe Jesus Christ will return visibly, at which time He will raise the dead and judge all people. Believers will enjoy eternal fellowship with God as they participate in the fullness of His eternal reign, while unbelievers will suffer eternal separation from God.
We believe God offers forgiveness of sin and justification through faith in Christ Jesus apart from works. Through Christ the believer becomes a new creation, whose mind and will are transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit from loving sin, to loving the Lord with all our heart, soul and mind, and loving all people as we love ourselves.
We believe the Church is called to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and God’s reconciling grace in the power of the Holy Spirit, inviting persons to receive salvation and follow Christ as His disciples. As disciples, we seek justice for all persons and the reform of society.
Church On The Hill belongs to a movement of churches called Transformation Ministries. We join with about 170 other churches in the Southwest for mutual support, learning, and greater mission effectiveness.