​Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. But perhaps their real lightness is best seen by comparing them with the weight of glory which is awaiting us. A.W. Pink. 

We all go through hard times in our life. We all have problems, but as the Bible says, they will only last for just a little while. But these problems are nothing compared to what Jesus went through for you and me. Jesus carried all those problems all the way to the Cross with Him. But can I remind you that because He arose in three days, there is Hope, there is His promise that we will make it through those problems. 

I challenge all of us this week to remember what a priviledge it is to serve the Lord, no matter what we are going through. Can I ask you to not allow the weight of the world's trials to get you down. I want you to remember what Joni Eareckson Tada said, whatever troubles are weighing you down are not chains. They are featherweight when compared to the glory yet to come. With a sweep of a prayer and the praise of a child's heart, God can strip away any cobweb. That my friends is God's awesome Power and Glory

​Bro. Jeff



Terra Vista Baptist Church

Pastor Jeff Howell

and wife, Sandy

Copyright 2013. Terra Vista Baptist. All rights reserved.


Thank you for honoring us by visiting our new website. By your visit, you demonstrate what we have all come to know - we are all part of a new trend in communications.  The Internet has changed the way we live and communicate. It is no longer the domain of the young but has spread to all age groups. The once feared computer is now common in nearly all homes and is found in schools, libraries and all businesses. With the advent of Wi-Fi, we can take our laptops to restaurants or parks and communicate via the Internet. The workplace is no longer just the office but wherever we want to work. We have replaced snail mail with e-mail, We no longer use the Yellow Pages but search on-line for the services we need.  Need a bargain? Find a church? Try a Google search. Yes, the way we communicate is changing and changing fast. This is not something to fear but embrace.  The Internet, properly used, can be a blessing to the church in fulfilling God's work. It is for this very reason that we created our website.


As you  browse these pages, you will see many things our website brings to God's ministry.  We have endeavored to bring hope to the lost, comfort to the infirmed and broken in spirit and joy to Christians. We have provided several sermons to strengthen your walk with God and many lessons to help you grow in Bible knowledge.  Our choir music will lift your praises to God.

You have my personal invitation to visit and experience Terra Vista Baptist. Please feel free to call me if I can answer any questions about our church or provide guidance to any problem or concern.