Our Purpose


"Love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves."

 Our mission is to accomplish this purpose by balancing these biblical functions of the church:


God grows us by using us

Ministry: Every Believer has a vital role in God’s family.

God is the focus of our worship

Worship: We do not create worship services to draw a crowd, but to lift Jesus high.

God’s church should be a place that

welcomes kids enthusiastically

Children: Every child is a living soul that God loves passionately.

God’s House should be functional and beautiful

Grounds: We desire to have grounds that make ministry easy.

God’s Word is our best tool to make disciples

Discipleship: The Bible is the greatest discipleship book ever written.

God doesn’t count people out

Missions: God not only wants to reach 29 Palms, but the world.

We participate in worldwide missions because the Gospel is the hope of the world.


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What We Believe



Palms Baptist Church has no creed other than the Bible. The Bible is our statement of faith. That means we believe:

1. The Bible is completely the Word of God.  We believe the full Scriptures are to be obeyed.  
2. There is only one God.
3. God is expressed in 3 persons: The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit.
4. Man is sinful and dead toward God -- man is incapable of saving himself.
5. Jesus is the expected Messiah who became flesh in order  to free us from sin. He died and was raised back to life.
6. Faith in Jesus is the only way to salvation.
7. Because salvation is a gift of grace, it cannot be lost.
8. Believers should publicly express their faith by being Baptized by immersion.
9. The church was created by Jesus for 5 reasons: To worship God, to reach out with love to the lost and share the good News, to disciple believers in a growing relationship with God, to equip the family of God to do the work of God, and to encourage members to deeply connect with one another in true brotherly love. (Worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship)
10. Jesus will return to earth to gather his people to him, punish evil and usher in a new creation.

Our Beginning


Started in the home of the Founding Pastor in 1957, this Church has been blessed with many years of success under the leadership of some wonderful pastors. Although there is a tendency for major change in membership numbers due to the transit nature of the Marine Base, this Church is consistent in it's ministries. By reaching and teaching members to be ministers this Church exports missionaries world wide. 

Deacons Corner

Kurt Compton


Widow and Orphan Oversight

Gary McCormick


Hospitality Deacon

John Burke


Ryan Brown

Benevolence Deacon

Chairman of Deacons

Matt Green


Pastor Oversight

Michael Wilson


Church Administrator 

Paul Bribesca


Benevolence Deacon