"Preaching The Truths Of Grace"
Albany Baptist Church is located just outside the city of Albany, New York. We encourage you to browse our site and learn more about us. The best way to learn about us is to visit us. If you are in the area, we invite you to join us as we seek to worship God in spirit and in truth. "Looking unto Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith" Hebrews 12:2

 361 Krumkill Rd.

Slingerlands, NY 12159



Update: As of August 30, 2020, we will have our adult Sunday School class (10 AM – not streamed online) and one Worship Service (11 AM – streamed online). There will be no children’s Sunday School.


Click on the button below to visit the Albany Baptist Church YouTube channel where services are livestreamed each Sunday morning.


Note: If you join us for the services, please wear a mask, and the Usher/Greeter will let you know of any other directives we need to follow. Please see required waiver information below. We will continue to monitor the situation and listen to our God-appointed leaders to keep you informed.


FormsAlbany Baptist Church COVID-19 WaiverBiblical Principals & Reminders on Reopening Services

Church Leadership

Pastor Mark Sarver and William Hill

Pastor Mark Sarver | Pastor William Hill

Pastor Dean Allen (1945 – 1992)

Who We Are

Albany Baptist Church was constituted in 1979. After a period of reformation, the church formally adopted the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith as our doctrinal confessional standard. Understanding that the Bible alone is the infallible word of God, we believe the 1689 Confession is the best currently available summarization of the truths found in the Bible.

Through a diligent search of the Scriptures, we have discovered some truths that were prominent during the Protestant Reformation yet have been largely lost to our generation. These biblical truths set forth the glory, majesty and sovereignty of God in His work of salvation. By them He is accorded His rightful and pre-eminent place in the church. They are, like other orthodox doctrines, vital to the right worship of God and the faithful proclamation of His grace.

What We Believe

Because the Holy Spirit has been leading the Church to an understanding of the truth throughout her history, we must not ignore the legacy He has given to us through the creeds of the Early Church, the Reformers, and the Puritans. It is our conviction that the fruits of this heritage have been gathered together best in the London Baptist Confession of 1689, which is a time-tested summary of what we believe the Bible teaches. It is our secondary rule of faith and practice, always subservient to the first and final rule of Scripture. Some of the most vital doctrines contained in this confession of faith are listed below:

Every word in the Bible is inspired, inerrant, and authoritative.

There is only one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created all things from nothing by the word of His power in six days and continues to maintain absolute sovereign control over all His creatures and all events of history.

Jesus Christ, being very and eternal God, took to Himself human nature with all its essential properties, lived a sinless life, suffered a substitutionary death for the sin of His people, was raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven, where He ever lives to make intercession for His people.

Salvation is the work of God, begun in eternity by the Father’s loving choice of a multitude of hell-deserving sinners, based wholly upon the finished work of the Son and not upon human merit.

All True Believers, having been delivered from bondage to sin and having received the gift of the Holy Spirit, give evidence of this saving change by a basic pattern of obedience to Christ and by the fruit of the Spirit. God both commands and enables them to grow and persevere in faith and holiness unto the end.

The Church members are to be composed solely of believers who have been baptized upon their confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, and who have submitted to his rule and authority as set forth in the Scriptures.

Albany Baptist Church Ministries

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith”   Hebrews 12:2

Women's Bible and Book Studies
Women's Bible and Book Studies

The Women’s Bible and book studies meet twice a month.

Elderly Living Ministries
Elderly Living Ministries

We minister to Clare Bridge Assisted Living Center and The Evergreen Commons Center.

Albany Rescue Mission Ministry
Albany Rescue Mission Ministry

We minister to the Capital City Rescue Mission on a regular basis sending members of our church to share the Word of God to those at the mission.


From the WEST and SOUTH- the NY State Thruway

Take Exit 24 of the /thruway – go straight thru the toll booths and you will be on I-90.

  1. Take I-90 E to Albany
  2. Take exit 4 to merge onto NY-85 W toward Slingerlands/Voorheesville
  3. Take the exit to Krumkill Rd
  4. Turn right onto Krumkill Rd, proceed for 1.5 miles and church will be on the right

From the NORTH on Northway I-87

  1. Take Northway–south to the end
  2. Turn left onto US-20 E/Western Ave
  3. Take the 1st right onto County Rd 204/Schoolhouse Rd (signs for County road 204)
  4. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto County Rd 204/Krumkill Rd
  5. Continue to follow Krumkill Rd, church will be on the left

From all points EAST and I-90 from East Greenbush

  1. Take I-90 W to Albany
  2. Take exit 4 to merge onto NY-85 W toward Slingerlands/Voorheesville
  3. Take the exit toward Krumkill Rd
  4. Turn right onto Krumkill Rd, proceed for 1.5 miles and church will be on the right


Below is a link to Sermon Audio where you can find sermons preached from Albany Baptist Church. Also provided below, are several commentary links we have found generally edifying, though we do not necessarily endorse all content founded on these websites.

Thank you for tuning in and hope to see you soon!

Commentary Link Resources

Reformed Baptist Church Directory

ReformedWiki – https://reformedwiki.com/reformed-baptist-church-directory/

We would like to meet you this Sunday!

Your word is a lamp to my feet. And a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

Would you like more information on one of our ministries, classes, or services?

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