Sunday Morning 9:30 am
Adult Bible Fellowship 11:00 am
Sunday Evening 6:00 pm

5690 Credit River Rd SE

Prior Lake, MN 55372

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Welcome!

to Prior Lake Baptist Church, we’re glad you’re here.

We are here because of the good news of Jesus Christ.

We are a church family of regular people who are committed to following Jesus with increasing devotion and committed to helping each other grow in our walk with Him. In everything we do, we aim to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ.

 

If you are searching for a home church or just beginning to consider the claims of Christ, we invite you to join us for a service!

 

Who We Are

Our Mission

Glorifying God by Making Disciples

“The Word of God by the power of the Spirit drives us to Jesus Christ” —John 13-17

Our Core Values

The purpose and mission of Prior Lake Baptist Church is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ (John 13-17). Everything we do as a church falls under this mandate received from the risen Son of God to the church.

 

Discipleship means to follow Jesus ourselves and then to help others follow Him by declaring the Word, by depending on the Spirit, and by conforming to Christ. With this in mind, we are intentional to worship together, study the Bible together, build community together, and go out to make more disciples together.

Declare the Word

We stand firm on the sufficiency of God’s Word and on the power of the gospel to transform lives. Therefore, we are committed to expository preaching, Word-based discipleship, and relational evangelism. The good news of Jesus is found in the Bible, so the Bible is central in all of life.  It is essential that we teach one another comprehensive obedience to Jesus, both through instruction and through modeling.

Depend on the Spirit

No matter our good intentions or desires, there is no power in ourselves to be conformed to Christ or to change the hearts of others to do the same. The Spirit did the work of opening our eyes to Jesus as the only way to salvation, and the Spirit is the one who continues the work of transforming us into the image of Jesus day by day. Through prayerful submission and purposeful dependence on the Holy Spirit, we find truth-based empowerment to live for the glory of God.

Conform to Christ

As Christians, we have a personal relationship with the living God, the Creator of the universe. Our purpose in life is to be conformed into the image of Christ and to live for Him every single day.  Therefore, our priority is growing in that relationship with Jesus. This happens as we hear from Him in the Scriptures, as we speak to Him in prayer, and as we flesh out the “one another” passages of Scripture in Him together. By doing so, we increasingly find that growing to love Jesus supremely yields ultimate joy found in Christ alone.

Come Visit Us

5690 Credit River Rd. SE

Prior Lake, MN 55372

Service Times

Sunday

9:30 am Worship Service
11:00 am Adult Bible Fellowship
6:00 pm Evening Service*

(*2nd & 4th Sundays of the month)

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Truth Trackers | 3 years-6th grade
Youth Group | 7th-12th

Adult Bible Study & Prayer

 

What to Expect

 In everything we do, we aim to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ through the proclamation and application of the Word of God. Read more to learn what to expect when you come. Visit our Welcome Desk for more information and further assistance on Sunday mornings.

Sunday Services

There are many elements that make up our corporate worship time, and the Bible is the heart and foundation of it all. Services are 60-75 minutes in length. Our pastors typically preach through whole books of the Bible, section by section, with the aim of examining the original meaning of the text and offering application to our lives today. The themes flowing from that text help direct our songs, prayers, and Scripture readings. Singing Biblical truths together as a church family is an essential part of our worship. By using a mix of old and new music, we aim to make sure that each song is full of Biblical truth, orients us toward God, and lifts high the name of Jesus Christ.

 

Bible classes for all ages are offered after our morning service, from 11:00-11:45 am.​

Sunday Evening

Sunday evening services are held on the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00 pm. The other Sunday evenings of the month are Community Nights, designed to facilitate fellowship and discipleship among our church family. Refer to the church calendar for upcoming evening services.

Community Nights

There are no Sunday evening services on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday nights of each month. Instead, we set this time aside for Community Nights. Community Nights are designed to help us build intentional relationship within PLBC and to invite others into that community. All are welcome to participate!"

Wednesday Evenings

Join us from 7:00-8:00 PM each Wednesday evening during the school year. We take great care to offer intentional ministries for all ages that will aid in spiritual growth. Children up through 6th grade take part in an exciting, Scripture-based program called Truth Trackers; teens, young adults, and adults meet in various groups for Bible study; and the babies are well-cared for in our nursery.

Childcare & Children's Ministries

Come right in with your little ones and know that we desire the children to participate in corporate worship at an early age. We also have a clean, well-staffed nursery available. The nursery is open for babies ages 0-1 before the service begins.  All other children join their parents for the first part of our service, and just before the sermon begins, they are dismissed to Children’s Church with their leaders*. There, they will watch a portion of the sermon on a live-stream feed, and then have a discussion about what they’ve heard.  This fosters cohesiveness in the family unit by hearing the same message and trains the children to listen with care and intention.

 

There are separate classes for children ages 2-3 and for children ages 4-5.

*These children must be accompanied by an adult to their classroom and be signed in at the door. Please pick up your child from class after the service.

 

Our Leadership

Each of our church staff, pastors, and deacons work alongside the church body and provide spiritual leadership, teaching, and equipping to the congregation. They appreciate and depend on one another’s gifting in the pursuit of our mission to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Sam Choi came to PLBC as our lead Pastor in the summer of 2014. He was born in Seoul, South Korea and was raised in the Vancouver area, Canada. He attended Northland International University where he received his B.A. in Bible in 2001 and his M.A.B.S. in 2003. He is currently continuing his graduate studies through Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. Sam met his wife, Sarah, at Northland and they were married in 1999. They have five children.

 

Sam’s philosophy of life and ministry flows from Galatians 6:14 and 2 Timothy 2:1, which say respectively, "But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Galatians 6:14) and, "You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 2:1). One book that Sam recommends is Holiness by Grace by Bryan Chapell.

Samuel Choi

Lead Pastor

Stephen Choi joined the PLBC team in 2014 as assistant pastor. He oversees the administration and youth ministries. Stephen graduated from Northland International University with his B.A. in History Education and is currently studying for his Biblical Studies degree at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen and his wife, Shannon, were married in 2010 and have four children. One book Stephen recommends is Married for God by Christopher Ash.

Stephen Choi

Associate Pastor

Andy Rogers was born and raised in the Willmar, Minnesota area. He joined our staff in June 2017 as assistant pastor and oversees administration at Prior Lake Christian Academy. He and his wife, Abby, were married in 2007.  Andy graduated from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College with his B.A. in Youth Ministries. He enjoys spending time with his family and playing sports. One of Andy’s favorite books is The Hole in Our Holiness by Kevin DeYoung.

Andrew Rogers

Associate Pastor

Tim Hill joined our team in 2018. He graduated from Northland International University in 2002 and went on to receive an MDiv from Virginia Beach Theological Seminary, where he met his wife Kristen. Currently, his role is to assist the pastors and teach in the high school at PLCA. He enjoys spending time drinking a good cup of coffee. One book that Tim recommends is Knowing God by J.I.Packer.

Tim Hill

Pastoral Assistant

 

What We Believe

These basic doctrines within our Statement of Faith represent what we believe to be core elements of biblical teaching. Please contact us if you'd like more information about our beliefs and theological distinctives.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the 66 books of the Bible are the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and that it has final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The Word of God

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.

The Trinity

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in the divine attributes.

God the Father

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit.

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the early chapters of Genesis are literal and accurate history, teaching that God created the world from nothing and rules all things at all times in all places.

Creation

We believe that all people are created by God in His image, for His pleasure and His glory. Therefore, they possess intrinsic dignity and worth.

Man

We believe that man is utterly helpless in his sinful state and that salvation is through Jesus alone. We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, buried and resurrected to bear the condemnation of all people and that nothing prevents anyone's salvation except his rejection of Jesus Christ as his sin-bearer. Salvation is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

Salvation

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the church: baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Ordinances

We believe in the universal church, a living, spiritual body composed of all regenerated believers, having Christ as the head.

The Church

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom.

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