A Letter from our Pastor

You may find this odd, but one of my favorite verses in the Bible is Job 14:1, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble.” I like this verse because God is honest with us; life in this fallen world is full of sin, grief, pain, struggle, and brokenness. Much of this trouble is caused by our own sins and bad decisions, but some of it is caused by the sins and bad decisions of others. Yet, God, in his kindness, offers hope, healing, and victory over the trouble of this world through the powerful work of Jesus and his good news. Jesus says, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). 

For this reason, we decided to start a Celebrate Recovery ministry at Redemption Hill. We are all sinners in need of grace. We struggle with grief, anxiety, despair, depression, bitterness, lust, pride, and the like. We all stumble and bumble along whether we realize it or not, We all have hurts, habits, and hangups. We all need Jesus because Jesus alone can help. 

So to all the sinners, strugglers, and sufferers, come, heal with us, and find life, hope, and help in Jesus Christ. 


Justin Compton Lead Pastor, Redemption Hill Baptist Church

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The Road to Recovery

Eight Principles Based on the Beatitudes


Realize I’m not God. I admit that I am powerless to control my tendency to do the wrong thing and that my life is unmanageable.
“Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor.” Matthew 5:3


Earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that he has the power to help me recover.
“Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4


Consciously choose to commit all my life and will to Christ’s care and control.
“Happy are the meek.” Matthew 5:5


Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust.
“Happy are the pure in heart.” Matthew 5:8


Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects.
“Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires.” Matthew 5:6


Evaluate all my relationships. Offer forgiveness to those who have hurt me and make amends for harm I’ve done to others, except when to do so would harm them or others.
“Happy are the merciful.” Matthew 5:7
“Happy are the peacemakers.” Matthew 5:9


Reserve a daily time with God for self-examination, Bible reading, and prayer in order to know God and His will for my life and to gain the power to follow His will.

Yield myself to God to be used to bring this Good News to others, both by my example and by my words.
“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires.” Matthew 5:10

Crisis Response Information

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233 or thehotline.org

National Parent Hotline
1-855-427-2736

National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-422-4453


Mental Health Alliance
1-800-950-6264