Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church is an autonomous or free church. In simple language that means, we don’t have anyone “over” us expect Jesus Christ. Nor do we profess any creed except the Bible. We have autonomy to make our own decisions in matters of faith and practice.

We do, however, as a general rule adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message as a guideline for doctrine and faith practice.

Also, for purposes of mission and ministry, we voluntarily cooperate with, and participate in, the following entities:

The Southern Baptist Convention

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention

The North Pulaski Baptist Association