Frequently Asked Questions

What does it mean to be “Reformed?” What is a Reformed Baptist Church?

We have two excellent articles on the Resource page of this website that answer these questions. Please feel free to read them or to download them for your reference.

What is your statement of faith? What do you believe?

Our statement of faith is the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith. If you would like to read the confession, it is available on the Resource page of this website.

If you have any questions about the confession, please email Pastor Billy at sgbcsa@gmail.com

What version of the Bible do you use?

While we hold the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible in very high esteem and see it in many ways as setting the standard for modern English translations, we confess: “The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which at the time of the writing of it was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and by his singular care and providence kept pure in all ages, are therefore authentic,” (The Baptist Confession, 1.8). Thus, for best practice in preaching, insofar as the preacher is able, translation from the original languages is always recommended. For uniformity in public reading, however, the pastor most commonly uses the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

What Christian group or association are you aligned with?

We are an autonomous Baptist church who has recently become convinced of associational church relations. We are currently seeking to associate with a group of Reformed Baptist churches here in Texas, and are considering the prospect of eventually associating with a similar group of churches on the national level.

Who is your pastor? What are his credentials? How can I reach him if I have any questions?

Our pastor is Billy Leonhart. He is a graduate of Scarborough College (formerly known as The College at Southwestern), and has studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has previously served as Deacon, Children’s Ministry Director, and Small Group Leader at a confessional, Reformed Baptist church in Fort Worth, TX. He has been serving as Pastor of Sovereign Grace since April of 2015.

Pastor Billy is available to answer your questions. You may email him directly at sgbcsa@gmail.com

Where are you currently meeting?

We currently meet at 511 W. Harris Ave. San Angelo, TX. 76903 (the home of Ambleside School). Please see the Map page for directions.

What can we expect in your worship services?

We are convinced that God works primarily through the means He has specifically ordained to save and grow His people: the public reading and preaching of the Scriptures, prayer, the Lord’s Supper, and baptism. As such, our worship of God is regulated by His Word. The goal of every element of our worship service is to elevate our hearts and minds in greater knowledge and worship of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ and, thereby, to be conformed more and more to His image.

We also affirm that there is much freedom withing God’s regulation of His worship. God does not regulate casual or business attire, what instruments are or are not appropriate to accompany His worship, or the location where God’s people might gather for His worship. So, while we are careful not to add to God’s worship what He has not Himself ordained, we also see great freedom for expression within His ordained worship.

How can I support the ministry of the gospel in San Angelo?

Pastor Billy regularly updates his Amazon wishlist with resources he needs for the ministry of the word. You can find his wishlist here. For other ways to support the ministry of the gospel in San Angelo, you may contact us at sgbcsa@gmail.com.