We are here to know God better,
To be equipped to serve Him in the world,
To grow together in love for one another
And to win others for Christ.
Are you new to the church or the area? If so, you are very welcome! Please do check out our New to Church page to get all the information about what goes on at our church.
We are a dynamic church made up of people from all walks of life and from different nations. We love to see new people and are confident that you will feel right at home. Our Sunday mornings begin with a warm welcome and an invitation to join us in celebrating the good news about Jesus Christ. Our worship is vibrant and lively as we lift up His name together. We expect God to meet with us and speak to us.
We are also very active in our local community working alongside other agencies and running our own projects in order to express the love of God in a practical way.
Our vision is two-fold:
To be a light on the hill for God;
To be a House of Prayer.
That is, we aim to a reflection of God's light into the local community, attracting people by that light so that they come to know Christ.
We aim to do this by:
being a covenant people
being a prayerful people
coming together regularly to worship an awesome God, and meet with the living Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit
taking God’s ‘light’ out into the community and opening the doors of the Church in ways which makes those outside want to come in and find out more about the God we worship and serve
being a place where we are encouraged to become better disciples of Christ in an environment where everyone can be nurtured and grow in their personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ.
giving all those who are part of the church family the opportunities to discover and develop their God-given gifts and help them to find ways of expressing themselves in service to others
providing a safe, encouraging place for people to develop and grow and where everyone is welcome.
enthusiastically committing all we can of our time, energy and money as our response to sound Biblical teaching and the challenge God gives us to serve him in the Church and in the world
recognising that the local church is a part of God’s wider picture and plan
As a Baptist Church, we are members of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and of the Northern Baptist Association.
In our local area, we are members of Churches Together in Fenham and of Together in Christ Tyneside, a group of evangelical churches whose leaders meet regularly to pray for each other.
We are also members of the Evangelical Alliance, a group representing over 1.2 million evangelical Christians in the UK.
The history of Westgate Baptist Church is an amazing story of God doing wonderful, extra-ordinary things through ordinary people. To read about this history, click here.