“I will tell of Your name to my brethren;
In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.”
– Psalm 22:22; NASB

Join us as for worship at 10:45am every Sunday. Pastor Billy Leonhart is currently leading us in worship through an exposition of the Book of Proverbs.

Sovereign Grace Baptist Church
511 W. Harris Ave.
San Angelo, TX 76903

For directions, see the map image below or click here for a live Google map.

If you have any questions about us, our common confession of faith, or our great God and Savior, please contact Pastor Billy Leonhart at sgbcsa@gmail.com, or call 325.939.3040.


Pastor’s Letter
Greetings in Christ our Lord,

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to our website. Sovereign Grace Baptist Church is a Reformed Baptist church who holds strongly to The London Baptist Confession (1689). We desire to worship the Triune God of the Holy Scriptures in spirit and truth, and to make His glory known in the Concho Valley, West Texas, and beyond.

We invite you to gather with us on the Lord’s Day (Sunday). We purpose to center our worship services on the Scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ in the hopes that He will grow us in love and the unity of truth. Our Sunday Service begins at 10:45am every Lord’s Day. I’m currently preaching verse-by-verse through the book of Proverbs.

We also meet for Discipleship Classes at 9:30am on Sunday mornings. Our adults are currently working through The Baptist Catechism of 1693 while our children are currently taking a break from their Sunday School classes. We also have a Wednesday night Prayer Service where we are currently conducting a thorough study of Matthew 11:28-30 entitled Coming to Christ.

If you’re looking for a church in the Concho Valley that’s serious about the Word of God and worship, come visit us! If you have any questions about us, our common Confession of Faith, or our great God and Savior, please contact me at sgbcsa@gmail.com or call me at 325.939.3040. I would be glad to hear from you. Until then, thank you for taking a sincere interest in Sovereign Grace Baptist Church!

All Glory to God Alone!

Billy Leonhart, pastor


Our Distinctives
There are three words that we use to describe who we are and what we believe at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in San Angelo, TX. These words are Creedal, Reformed, and Baptist.

Creedal

By assuming the descriptor “Creedal,” we declare that we see ourselves as orthodox, evangelical Christians in the creedal tradition of the church of Jesus Christ. We believe that God has not only preserved His Word for the church throughout the ages, but that He has preserved a unity of doctrine expressed clearly and succinctly in “forms of sound words” at key points in the church’s history. We, along with the great creeds and confessions of the church, affirm the essential doctrines of the Trinity, the Hypostatic Union of Christ, the Inspiration, Inerrancy, Infallibility, and Authority of Scripture, and Justification by Faith Alone.

Reformed

By calling ourselves “Reformed,” we identify ourselves with the theology commonly expressed in the great confessions of the 16th and 17th century as a result of the Protestant Reformation. The essential affirmations of the Protestant movement have been best captured in The Five Solas of the Reformation:

  • SOLA SCRIPTURAScripture Alone is our final authority in every area of life because it is the Word of God;
  • SOLUS CHRISTUSIn Christ Alone, in his perfect life and atoning death in the sinner’s place, is the basis for our acceptance by God;
  • SOLA GRATIABy Grace Alone in Christ, not works of human merit or effort, does God save sinners;
  • SOLA FIDEThrough Faith Alone sinners receive or appropriate this grace of God;
  • SOLI DEO GLORIATo God Alone Be the Glory for saving sinners and for everything else in this life and the life to come, eternal.
Baptist

By taking the name “Baptist,” we are stating our conviction that only professing believers should be baptized into the membership of the local church. We believe without reservation that baptism is for believers only because of the progress of the covenants, the commands of Christ, and the example of the early church. With respect to the purpose of baptism, we believe that it is an outward visible sign or symbol of the inward spiritual reality that a believer has been immersed into Christ through personal repentance and faith in Jesus and His saving work alone. Those who are rightly baptized, in doing so, join themselves to a local church where they are to give themselves to the Word, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.


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 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?

Billy Leonhart has pastored our church for nearly three years. He is a graduate of 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.

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

Where are you currently meeting?

We are currently meeting at 511 W. Harris Ave. San Angelo, TX. 76903 (the home of Ambleside School). Please see the Map page for directions. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 5261, San Angelo, TX. 76902.

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 singing of Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, 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.