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

  • Under Pressure
    In Nehemiah 6:1-14 we see Nehemiah’s integrity and resolution, two qualities needed when standing in the gap. His enemies tried to get him to cower but he would not back down (v. 11). It reminded us of Uriah in 2 Samuel 11 who would not be persuaded to relax while the army was still at … Continue reading "Under Pressure"
  • What is Learning?
    What is learning? To acquire knowledge through experience or instruction. The Bible teaches us about several aspects of learning: We learn God’s ways through affliction (Psa. 119:71-73). Those who seek the Lord can learn righteousness (Isa. 26:9-10). A wise man will accept the instruction of wisdom, which begins with the fear of the Lord (Prov. … Continue reading "What is Learning?"
  • People of Prayer
    Ephesians 6:13-17 tells us what armor to put on; vs. 18 tells us how to put it on: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints…” The sentence structure from verse 17 and 18 does not break—“praying always” is part of taking … Continue reading "People of Prayer"