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We are located at
Highway 101 and Tennant Avenue
in Morgan Hill.
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this Sunday at 11:00 AM!
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Hymn Lyrics

36 A Mighty Fortress Is Our God

1. A mighty fortress is our God, A bulwark never failing;
Our helper He amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.
For still our ancient foe Doth seek to work us woe -- His craft and
pow'r are great, And, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal.

4. That word above all earthly pow'rs -- No thanks to them -- abideth;
The Spirit and the gifts are ours Thru Him who with us sideth.
Let goods and kindred go, This mortal life also; The body
they may kill: God's truth abideth still -- His kingdom is forever.

218 Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary

1. Days are filled with sorrow and care, Hearts are lonely and drear;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary -- Jesus is very near.
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Calvary, Calvary;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary -- Jesus is very near.

3. Troubled soul, the Savior can see Ev'ry heartache and tear;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary -- Jesus is very near.
Burdens are lifted at Calvary, Calvary, Calvary;
Burdens are lifted at Calvary -- Jesus is very near.

228 My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

1. My faith has found a resting place -- Not in device nor creed:
I trust the Everliving One -- His wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It
is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me.

4. My great Physician heals the sick, The lost He came to save;
For me His precious blood He shed, For me His life He gave.
I need no other argument, I need no other plea; It
is enough that Jesus died, And that He died for me.

206 Wonderful Grace of Jesus

1. Wonderful grace of Jesus, Greater than all my sin;
How shall my tongue describe it, Where shall its praise begin?
Taking away my burden, Setting my spirit free,
For the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.
Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me;
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame;
O magnify the precious name of Jesus, Praise His name!

3. Wonderful grace of Jesus, Reaching the most defiled,
By its transforming power Making him God's dear child,
Purchasing peace and heaven For all eternity
And the wonderful grace of Jesus reaches me.
Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me;
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame;
O magnify the precious name of Jesus, Praise His name!

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Meeting Time
Sunday Morning Bible Study 9:45 AM
Sunday Morning Worship Service 11:00 AM
Sunday Afternoon Bible Study 2:00 PM
Wednesday Evening Prayer 7:30 PM


Located at: Highway 101 & Tennant Avenue
810 Tennant Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA, USA

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 100, Morgan Hill, CA 95038

Phone: +1 408-778-2595
Phone: +1 408-779-2300

Email: secretary@bbcmh.org

Our Belief

  • The doctrine of the Triune God
  • The whole Word of God divinely inspired
  • The precious blood of Jesus Christ
  • The bodily resurrection and the blessed hope of Christ's return
  • The good news of salvation by grace through faith
  • The Spirit filled life
  • The walk of separation from sin and Scriptural Sanctification


  • We have all separated ourselves from God ...

    "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God."

    Romans 3:23

  • But He still loves us.

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

    John 3:16

  • So He has made a way for us to know Him!

    "God demonstrates His own loves for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

    Romans 5:8

  • All we have to do is believe ...

    "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved."

    Romans 10:9

  • And receive His gift!

    "[All are] justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."

    Romans 3:24

Our Leadership

Greg Tomlinson

Greg Tomlinson

Our Missionaries

The Knotts

Carl and Ruth

Seville, Spain

The Perezes

Eusebio and Marytxa

Malaga, Spain

The Francos

Elvis and Stephanie


The Avendanos

Giovanni and Barbara


The Perezes

Jose and Dian

Central America

The Knotts


Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Knotts

Informed Choices
Pregnancy Care Center

Gilroy, California

The Perezes

Daniel and Miriam

Tualatin, Oregon

The Avendanos

Fred and Carol

Portland, Oregon


Greg Tomlinson

Greg grew up in the church. His maternal grandfather was an Assembly of God preacher. His paternal grandmother was the pianist at the Assembly of God church in Del Norte Colorado and was a woman committed to prayer. His family left Colorado for San Jose California when Greg was about 12 and the family left the church life.

Greg returned to the church after marrying his beautiful wife, Mary, and after the birth of their first child, Candice, when Greg was 26. Greg and Candice were baptized on the same day. Greg first worked as an usher, then as a Sunday School teacher for 5th graders, then he worked in the Awana program at Sunrise Valley Baptist Church in San Jose.

When Greg and his family, wife Mary, daughter Candice, son Gregory, left San Jose to San Martin, they searched for a church to serve at in the Morgan Hill/Gilroy area. The Lord blessed them by leading them to Beth-El Baptist Church in Morgan Hill. A church where the preaching of Jesus Christ from the scriptures reigned supreme and sharing the love of Christ with all who came was their purpose. At Beth-El, Greg served as a Sunday School teacher, usher, audio and broadcast technician.

In 2003, Greg began going to Western Seminary in San Jose. In 2005, Greg as ordained by the elders of Beth-El Baptist Church and he became an Associate Pastor, assisting Pastor Otero in the teaching and preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In 2004, Greg began teaching a Christian Apologetic's class called “Searching The Scriptures” in order to equip Christians with the tools necessary to answer people's questions about the Christian faith, and theology. Greg served as the Associate Pastor of Beth-El Baptist Church until 2018 when Pastor Gabriel Otero retired from the work of Gospel Ministry and entered into the presence of the Lord. Greg was called to be the Senior Pastor of Beth-El Baptist Church in October 2018.

As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Greg is committed to preaching from the scriptures the pure milk of the Word of God that those who hear might believe in Jesus and have their lives transformed by His spirit so that they might follow after Jesus. Greg continues to teach apologetics that he might be used of God to encourage Christians in their walk with Jesus and to provide answers about Christianity to those who do not believe.


Carl and Ruth Knott

Carl and Ruth studied Spanish with Mrs. Otero from the fall of 1983 to the spring of 1986 and were then sent to the mission field in Spain in May, 1986. They have 7 children, two married and with two daughter and a son.

Carl was a pilot and flight instructor in the U.S. Air Force from 1974-1980. He was born again while in pilot training, and after fulfilling his service commitment he left his childhood dream of flying in order to serve the Lord full time. He studied under William MacDonald and colabored with him from 1980 to 1986, teaching in a leadership training program at Fairhaven Bible Chapel in San Leandro, California. During this time he also took part in planting a new church in San Lorenzo, California. He is a missionary church planter, writer and leader who is gifted in discipling men and preparing them for leadership as elders in the local church in Spain and Central America. He started a publishing ministry in Spain, Editorial Discipulo, by means of which he translated and published books and put them in the hands of Spanish speaking Christians. This was left in the hands of the Spanish elders in the church in Huesca, men whom he trained and recognized as elders before moving on.

At the present time Carl and Ruth are serving in Sevilla, having received a call from that province to help in a small church there that is in need of edification, leadership training and encouragement. The Knotts also use hospitality to reach out to both believers and unbeliever. Ruth does personal work with interested women in the congregation. Carl started a monthly church bulletin which is a sort of mini-magazine with ministry articles, which is sent out to countries in Central and South America. It can be found online at http://asambleabetel.blogspot.com, or downloaded in PDF format from their website listed below. He shares the majority of the preaching and teaching with Lucas Batalla, his Spanish co-worker, and also visits the saints. In addition to this, he continues his ministry of writing and translating Christian material. He makes ministry trips to Central and South American countries to teach and to give leadership training. He writes articles that occasionally appear in magazines such as Missions, Uplook and Milk & Honey, and has written daily readings for a devotional calendar called Choice Gleanings for over 20 yrs. Our church took part in sending them out and has supported them all these years.

The Knotts have a website in both English and Spanish that allows you to get to know their family and the church in Sevilla better. There are many articles and tracts posted on this site in both languages: http://berealibros.wix.com/asambleabiblicabetel, and Carl has a blog at http://truedisciple1.blogspot.com

More information about their church in Spain can be found at http://berealibros.wix.com/asambleabiblicabetel

They can be reached through Beth-El Baptist Church of Morgan Hill or through San Ramon Valley Bible Church. They can also be reached by email at carlosdiscipulo@msn.com


Eusebio and Marytxa Perez

Eusebio and Marytxa are independent, national missionaries from Spain. Eusebio visited our church in 1994 under the recommendation of a brother in Christ who heard him speak in Monterey. Our church has supported him since 1994. He has visited our church three times, and Pastor Otero visited him and preached at his church in the city of Benalmadena, Spain. He and another missionary from Colorado worked together in the formation of Benalmadena Baptist Church of the "La Costa del Sol," Spain. He was a former Marine at the US base in Spain.

They can be contacted by email at snuupy@telefonica.net as well as by standard mail through our church and through their sending missionary group.

Central Missionary Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 12964
Houston, Tx, 77217-2964


Elvis and Stephanie Franco

Elvis and Stephanie's latest newsletter


Giovanni and Barbara Avendano

Giovanni and Barbara are missionaries to the country of Guatemala. Their sending church can be contacted at

Iglesia Bautista Fundamental "Buenos Nuevas"
PO Box 92
Belmont, CA 94002

They are with the following mission agency

International Partnership Ministries
PO Box 41
Hanover, PA 17331

The Avendanos can be reached via email, through this church or through standard mail
1215 Bellevue Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010


Jose and Dian Avila


Marta Paretti

Marta is an independent missionary of Argentinian origin. She works with a drug addict recovery institution in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She teaches them new skills, and as she visits with them weekly, she is able to share the gospel every week. She trains from 40 to 70 students who are in an internship program.

Our church has been supporting Marta for two years. Marta is helped by Maria in the ministry to the recovering drug addicts.


Informed Choices

The Informed Choices Pregnancy Care Center helps and cares for the real needs of pregnant girls and women. They provide information on alternatives to abortion and do what they can to ensure that the baby is not aborted but is born as God desires.

Please view "Sanctity of Life" video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWHRYPk5fN8.


Daniel and Miriam Lacy


Fred and Carol Lewis


Fred and Carol have been missionaries since 1983. In Uganda, they ministered in different African languages. They learned Russian for ministry in Ukraine and Russia. Carol trained pastors’ wives at the Bible school Fred started in a remote area of Uganda. In Ukraine and Russia, she continued her discipleship and training ministry to single women and wives of church leaders. Fred was a teacher of Missiology and Bible at Bible Colleges in Ukraine and Russia.

Crisis in 2005

While living in Russia, Fred fell and fractured 4 vertebrae. Low bone density brought on by living in the low-light conditions of Ukraine and Russia was the underlying condition that permitted the fractures to occur. That lower bone density foreclosed the possibility of returning to live in the snow and ice of Western Siberia.

Recent Ministries

Carol counsels missionary women who have questions about their ministries and roles. As a lecturer in the Perspective Program, she teaches on culture stress, missionary care, and incarnational living. Mission organizations consult with Carol regarding language and culture-learning issues for out-going missionaries. She also works in INSIGHT at USCWM.

Fred continued his missions training ministry from 2007-2010 as Vice President for Academic Affairs at William Carey Int’l University, a division of USCWM. He is currently an Assistant Editor for the Int’l Journal of Frontier Missiology, a publication of USCWM. IJFM publishes academic articles relating to unsolved problems of frontier missions.

Organizational Affiliation

Since 1995 Fred and Carol have served under European Christian Mission. In 2007, ECM seconded the Lewises to the US Center for World Mission in Pasadena, CA.

Fred & Carol can be reached at fclewis2@att.net as well as

European Christian Missions P.O. Box 1006
Pt. Roberts, WA 98281