We stand on Jesus Christ as the rock of our salvation and the cornerstone of our faith.  “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” – Acts 4:12.

We stand on the fact that God came to earth as Jesus Christ, who was crucified, died, was buried, and rose again to defeat death.  “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” – John 1:14a.  “For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” – 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.  “…but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.” – Hebrews 9:26b.

We stand on the fact that God expects us to believe this Gospel, and if we do, He saves us from our sins.  “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved” – Acts 16:31. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” – Romans 10:9.

We stand on the fact that hell is eternal separation from God and is a place of everlasting physical torment.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” – Matthew 25:41. “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.” – Revelation 14:11.

We stand on the King James Bible as the inerrant word of God.  We preach the word of God so people can get saved and then grow in their faith.  “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” – Romans 10:17.
We stand on separation from the world.  Once someone is born again they should be happy being separate from the world and from the sin that they once embraced.  “And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord…” – 1 Corinthians 6:15-17a.
We stand on the fact that baptism is by immersion and is only for born again believers.  “And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” – Acts 8:36-37.
We stand on the truth of a pre-tribulational rapture of believers in Jesus Christ. “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:9.

We stand on the fact that the great commission, which is spreading God’s word to every creature, is a command, not just a suggestion.  “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” – Mark 16:15.


“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”
– 1 Peter 1:23 – 


“Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever.”
– Psalm 119:160 – 


“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God”
– Ephesians 6:17 – 

About Our Music

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.

– Psalm 95:1 – 

At River Westlake Baptist Church we sing hymns.  You’ll hear hymns such as “Jesus Saves,” “Victory In Jesus,” “Blessed Assurance,” “Ring The Bells Of Heaven,” “Amazing Grace,” “At The Cross,” etc, etc.

We sing to the Lord because the entire point of singing is to honor, please and praise God, not to glorify ourselves.

You won’t find a drum set or a rock concert at River Westlake Baptist Church, and we will never, ever, sing Hillsong or Bethel Music.

Why?  Come by and ask.

Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.

Dwight L. Moody