Historic Baptist Church

Preaching the Book, the Blood, and the Blessed Hope

On the following pages of this site you will discover what salvation in Christ really means, and why everyone in this world needs to come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. If you are already a believer, we want to encourage you to live your life for Jesus Christ. We pray you would let others know of this site. If you have not yet believed on the Lord Jesus Christ, we implore you to do just that, and that it be today that you enjoy this great gift of Salvation. Historic Baptist Church has one major goal: to reflect the light of Jesus Christ -- the word of God -- in this world of spiritual darkness. Our hope is that all will come to know how great Jesus Christ is, and what a blessed life He offers to all who will trust in Him. The site was designed to meet that hope, and to instruct and encourage believers to preach the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Chaplain Services

Are you or a loved one sick, in the hospital or confined to your home due to medical limitations? We at HBC offer chaplaincy services brought right to your home, hospital or healthcare facility.

The Chaplaincy services of HBC offer in-person visits regardless of local from our resident chaplain Pastor Obadiah Desent. Pastor Obadiah is a Chaplain with the VNA Hospice of Care New England and he understands the importance of prayer, worship and spiritual counseling during times of sickness and grief.

If you or a loved one would benefit from an in-home, hospital or healthcare visit from the HBC Chaplain we encourage you to reach out to Pastor Obadiah Desent at 401-862-4754 or Email at Desent1611@live.com.

All services are free of charge.

New to Church?

Meet with our pastor for coffee or lunch! We would love to hear your story and answer any questions about the church.

Service Times


Sunday School at 10:00 AM

Main Service at 11:00 AM

Evening Service at 3:00 PM


Prayer Service at 6:30 PM


Service at 6:30 PM

Historic Baptist Church also supports Rhode Island Baptist Seminary. They offer the complete Baptist International School of the Scriptures curricula as envisioned by Dr. Don M. Fraser and as commissioned by Dr. J. G. Tharpe for Baptist Christian University International. The School of the Scriptures curricula have been successfully taught by Bible-believing Baptist churches for over 50 years. The curricula are closely associated with the Bearing Precious Seed ministries. Rhode Island Baptist Seminary is also led by Missionary Pastor, Nash Desent.

The curricula are offered free of charge and are available to all. Degrees are conferred upon completion of the levels to registered and approved students. Unregistered students and schools have liberty to use the program as they desire.

Their hope is that fundamental Baptist churches worldwide will use our program in their own seminaries and train their own men for the ministry, as God has intended.