Welcome from Pastor Bill Arruda

Olivet Baptist Church is a Christ centered, Bible-believing, and Gospel proclaiming Church. We are situated in Hamden, CT. We would really love to have you visit us. At OBC, it is our great ambition to joyfully follow the Lord in obedience, as we worship Him together, reaching out to those who are lost and in need of Jesus Christ our Savior. Olivet Baptist is deeply committed to Biblical truth. What that means is, we take the Bible seriously and believe every word of the Bible is the inspired, (breathed out), Word of God. Thus the Holy Scriptures are infallible and inerrent, completely sufficient and authoritative for all aspects of life and godly living. In a day when many question and deny absolutes, we confidently proclaim that God’s Holy Word is absolute truth, and fully trustworthy, having God’s full authority. As such, we have the greatest foundation for the abundant life Jesus promised us, even in an unstable world. So many today have lost their moral compass. They are confused, looking for clear direction, but so often in the wrong places. We believe only in the Holy Bible you will find God’s answers, true answers, real answers, for every need in your life and for the life to come. God says it. We believe it. That settles it! If you recognize what has been said as truth, and it is your desire to have that solid foundation, built solely on God’s Word for your life and family, we would be delighted to have you personally visit us. We joyfully invite you to grow with us, and experience the love, joy and peace that only Jesus gives! Because He Lives, Pastor Bill Arruda

What you can expect to find at Olivet Baptist

A Joyful Welcome

We love having guests at Olivet Baptist, so be prepared to be greeted by our church family! You will find our people friendly, welcoming, and ready to do their best to make you feel right at home.

Bible Preaching

We believe that God’s Word should be at the center of all that we do. You'll find practical teaching that will help you and your family grow and live a life that honors Jesus Christ.

Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Our small Church provides a place to learn, grow and raise your family for the Lord. We invite you to join us this Sunday. Be prepared for a warm welcome!

Uplifting Music

At Olivet Baptist, we enjoy singing. You will hear a wide selection of rich hymns that focus your attention on the Lord. Always conservative, our music reflects our faith in Jesus Christ and the joy of our salvation.

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Bible Study Notes

  • We Have the Victory
    Ephesians 6:13, “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” God has furnished armor for us—what a gracious, valiant Provider He is! Yet it is we who need to take up this armor, so that we can … Continue reading "We Have the Victory"
  • The Stages of Developing Faith
    1. Saving Faith You must have faith in Jesus Christ for salvation before you can begin a life of faith. You can call God “my God” but you cannot call Him “my Father” until you have been born into His family. 2. Living Faith What is Living Faith? It is taking God at His Word … Continue reading "The Stages of Developing Faith"
  • Put on the Whole Armor
    Eph. 6:11, “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” This familiar verse gives us some core reminders for Christian living: We need to be always ready for battle—don’t get ready, be ready. It’s the armor God Himself has given you! Put on … Continue reading "Put on the Whole Armor"