Balboa Baptist Church is a loving and accepting fellowship of believers, not just serving the Hot Springs Village community,, but also making an impact in lives across the globe.
Balboa Baptist is a group of people who come from different geographic areas of the U.S. Our faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to serve Him give us unity.
We began as an 18-member mission of Barcelona Road Baptist Church in 1991. Dr. Kenny Moore was called as full-time pastor in 1992. The church moved to its present location in 1995. In November 2005, 90 members were sent out to birth a mission church, Coronado Baptist.
In October 2006, the church called Pastor Jim Raney, as the Minister of Music, succeeding Pastor John Bailey who retired.
After serving 20 years, Dr. Kenny Moore resigned as pastor in January 2013, and entered the International Mission Field to serve in Bremen, Germany for ten months.
In April 2013, we called Dr. Ross Woodbury as Intentional Interim Pastor. On August 10, 2014 we installed Dr. Denny Wright as Senior Pastor.
Balboa added a new platform extension in August 2015 and completed our Outreach Center building in January 2018. This added approximately 24,000 square feet (almost doubling the previous plant) and she now enjoys extra classrooms, a beautiful gym/activities room, game room and kitchen complex.
Pastor Steve Butler resigned effective February 31, 2018 due to bad health after almost 12 years of wonderful ministry with the church.
March 18, 2018 the church extended the call to Rev. Kevin Bright to be the new Associate Pastor & Administration.
We look forward to the Lord's plans for Balboa Baptist Church!