Hope in Jesus!

A church family in Visalia that is passionate about lifting up Jesus and pointing people to Him.

SBA is a private K-12 Christian School, offered as a ministry of Sequoia Baptist Church since 1980. Click below to learn more!

About Us

Since our founding in 1977 by Pastor Robert Benefield, Sequoia Baptist Church has led folks from all over the Visalia area to know Jesus and follow Jesus. He is the source of true hope! Our services are centered around this hope. The singing, the preaching, and the fellowship are all fueled by the joy and hope we find in Jesus. We love people, we love Visalia, and we would love to meet you!

Our Pastor

Pastor Eric Tharp

Pastor Tharp has been a Senior Pastor since 1986. He founded a church in New England, and has pastored in Arizona, California, and South Carolina. He is a dynamic preacher of the Gospel, as well as an accomplished singer. You will enjoy his Bible-filled messages and his sincere love for people.



Sunday School – 10am

Morning Service – 11am

Evening Service – 5pm


Midweek Service – 7pm


Safe and Secure Stewardship

Sequoia Baptist Church is Independent, meaning that we are not in any way supported financially by a denomination or organization. Rather, the church is fully financed by the funds that are given, through tithes and offerings, by God’s people. The need for active churches has never been greater, and at the same time the needs of these churches have never been greater. We thank God for His hand of provision over His church and His people.

If you would like to give online, please follow the link below. You will be taken to a secure page where you can make a contribution in any amount you choose. Our online giving is done through EasyTithe, which utilizes enterprise grade security to ensure a safe process.

*A receipt recognizing your gift to the ministry of Sequoia Baptist Church will be sent to you. The church is a registered 501(c)(3), all gifts are tax-deductible.

If mailing a donation, please send to:

Sequoia Baptist Church

3435 S Linwood St,

Visalia, CA 93277


3435 S Linwood St

Visalia, CA 93277


If you’d like more information about our church, would like to request a ride, or have any other questions, please reach out to us! Contact us through any of the methods listed below.

Our Location

Sequoia Baptist Church

3435 S Linwood St,

Visalia, CA 93277


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