Welcome to Bat Cave Baptist Church

A Greeting From Our Pastor


Welcome to Bat Cave! We’re glad that you stopped by to visit online, and we hope even more to
see you in-person some time and welcome you to the mountains.

The name can be memorable: “Bat Cave” Baptist. Though it comes from the location in which
and to which we minister (Bat Cave, NC), which itself is named for the array of caves that house
endangered species of bats in our mountains, most people would think of the superhero stories of
Batman and his alter ego, Bruce Wayne. Perhaps you can even hear him shouting to Robin: “to
the Bat Cave!”

Similarly, we exist to serve a story, the true story of the world. We want the name of Jesus Christ
to be lifted high, to be worshiped around the world, even in the mountain corners of Western
North Carolina.

You can tell the story of the Bible through mountains:
-God rescued Noah’s family in the ark and brought that mighty ship safe to rest on Mount Ararat.
-God called Abraham and substituted a sacrificial ram for his son on Mount Moriah.
-God gave the law to show our sin on Mount Sinai.
-Jesus, greater than Elijah and Moses, revealed his glory on the Mount of Transfiguration.
-Jesus Christ died to remove the curse of the law from us sinners on Mount Calvary.
-Jesus will return again to put all things to right, to judge justly, and to save his people on the
Mount of Olives, as he promised.
-Now is the time when good news is proclaimed and when broken people (like the saints at Bat
Cave Baptist Church) gather to worship the Lamb, the Lord Jesus Christ.

When Jesus met the woman at the well and offered her hope, she changed the subject to whether
the Samaritans were right to worship on Mount Gerizim or whether the Jews were right to
worship on the mountain in Jerusalem. Jesus replied: “God is Spirit, and those who worship him
must worship in spirit and truth (John 4:24).”

We pray that you’ll come to worship with us imperfect people and worship in spirit and in truth
our perfect Savior.
Welcome to the mountains.

God bless you,

Pastor Nathan