Who We Are

About WHBC

We serve the historic colonial City of Williamsburg and the surrounding community by offering multiple opportunities for deep, personal and thoughtful engagement in a life of faith, within a traditional Christian framework.

We have an environment of joy and reverence—of genuine celebration and authentic awe.

We focus on the journey as we follow Jesus Christ because we recognize that what we do and how we do it matters.

We honor one another’s gifts, respect one another’s opinions and care for one another’s needs.

We know that money, influence, and power are, simultaneously, resources and temptations. They can be used for good; they can serve as substitute gods. For that reason, we seek to embody the spirit of Jesus who came “not to be served but to serve.”

We are both Baptist and ecumenical in spirit—Baptist in our commitment to freedom and ecumenical in our recognition of the vast diversity created and allowed by God’s grace.

We have a sense of gratitude for the gifts and wisdom of our history and tradition.  We also embrace openness to change and innovation which help us to answer God’s call.

We are committed to Baptist freedoms: religious liberty, the autonomy of the local church, the priesthood of all believers, a democratic church governance, and a commitment to non-coercion in all matters of conscience.