Who We Are
Our church was founded in 1972 at a bar in Ft. Lauderdale, of all places. The congregation was predominantly hispanic, services at the time were only held in Spanish. As the years progressed, we saw that our families and community needed our ministry to be reached in English, too. Therefore, Peters Road Baptist Church has become a multicultural community. We are one church, being led by Pastor David Lema through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, rooted in His word, obeying what Jesus has commanded.
We believe that regardless of your cultural or spiritual background, you’ll have a place to belong in our family.
We want to be a healthy church doing the Great Commission.
To be Holy Spirit-filled Christ followers, making a difference, for the glory of God.
Our Core Values
The name of our church obviously expresses that we are a Baptist church. However, we’d like to bring clarity as to what being Baptist means. To begin with, Baptists are not a denomination, but a tradition of like-minded churches who share one common faith and message. These churches voluntarily agree to an association for the purpose of pushing forward the Great Commission. Baptists are, therefore, a network (or association/convention) of autonomous churches that cooperate to plant churches, and send missionaries across the world.
In addition, there are several types of Baptist conventions, but at Peters Road we are associated with the Southern Baptist Convention. If you are interested in reading the Baptist Faith & Message click here.
What You’ll Find
At Peters Road Baptist Church you will find:
- a friendly atmosphere
- a dynamic worship experience
- a relevant and practical message that is Bible centered
- a safe environment for kids to grow
- a relevant environment for teens to make friends, worship, and mature
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