About Our Church

Since 1961

Bible Baptist Church was started in 1961 by a group of Christians that had a desire to show Christ-like love in order to make a difference in this community.
God has given our church a wonderful group of people who love the Lord and seek to please Him in all we do.
When you come to visit us, you will discover a loving congregation of people. You will also get to experience a friendly atmosphere, practical teaching, and exciting services. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our Pastors

Matthew Schwender
Senior Pastor
David Lear
Assistant Pastor
David Trout
Youth Pastor

Children’s Ministries

We have a variety of clubs and kids ministries from newborns in the nurseries to our teen club. There is a place for everyone in the family. A typical service for our children consists of songs, games, and a Bible lesson at their level. 

Some of Our Beliefs


We believe that the Bible (Old and New Testaments) is the complete and verbally inspired Word of God, without error in its original manuscripts, and therefore our final authority. II Tim. 3:16-17 II Peter 1:19-21 Matt. 5:18. We define this as follows: We believe that all 66 books from Genesis to Revelation to be the only, inspired, infallible, inerrant, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in one, living, eternal, and true God who exists in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Deut. 6:4 II Cor., 13:14 1 John 5:7
We believe in God the Father, perfect in wisdom, measureless in power, Who hears and answers prayer, and saves all who come to Him through Jesus Christ. Isa. 6:3 Rom. 11:33 Matt. 19:26 Ps. 65:2 Rom. 10:13 1 Tim. 2:4
We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, the true God and creator of all things; who became man by being born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died for the sins of the world, was buried, bodily rose from the grave, and literally ascended into Heaven. We believe in His personal, imminent, and pretribulational, premillennial coming for the saints, and in His subsequent return to the earth, with His saints, to set up His kingdom. I John 5:20 Eph. 3:9 Matt. 1:18-25 Heb. 4:15 I Cor. 15:3-4 Acts 1:9 I Thes. 4:13-18 Rev. 19:11-16
We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment; indwells every believer at the moment he believes; baptizes all believers into the body of Christ, which is the Local Church, at their water baptism; and is the seal of every believer unto the day of redemption. John 16:7-11 I Cor. 12:12-14 Rom. 8:9 Eph, 1:13-14

We believe in the necessity of the new birth (salvation), which involves faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ and repentance from our sins. We believe that the new birth is wholly of grace and not because of works; and that all who are saved are kept by God’s power and secure forever. John 3:3-7 Eph. 2:8-9 Acts 17:30 I Peter 1:5, 18-19

We believe that the Church is the plan of God for carrying out His work in this age; that it is a group of baptized believers who are banded together to carry out the Great Commission.

We believe that it has been given two ordinances – baptism by immersion and the Lord ’s Table; and that evangelists and pastors and teachers are sufficient for the perfecting of the saints today. Acts 2:41-47 Matt. 28:19-20 Eph. 4:11-12

We believe it is the responsibility of every Christian to grow in the grace and in the knowledge of the Lord and to separate from the world and its practices. II Pet. 3:18 I John 2:15-17

We believe that we should demonstrate love for others, not only toward fellow believers, but also toward both those who are not believers and those who oppose us. We are to deal with those who oppose us graciously, gently, patiently, and humbly. God forbids the stirring up of strife, the taking of revenge, or the threat or the use of violence as a means of resolving personal conflict or obtaining personal justice. Although God commands us to abhor sinful actions, we are to love and pray for any person who engages in such sinful actions. (Lev. 19:18; Matt. 5:44-48; Luke 6:31; John 13:34-35; Rom. 12:9-10; 17-21; 13:8-10; Phil. 2:2-4; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; Titus 3:2; 1 John 3:17-18)

Service Times

Sunday Morning – 10:30am

Wednesday Clubs and Bible Study – 6:30pm

Small Groups seasonally on Sunday Evenings

Bible Baptist Church

Contact Info

232 State Route 217

Latrobe, Pa 15650

(724) 539-8299


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