Mission and Vision
As a church, we believe that every follower of Jesus should have a regular routine of corporate Worship, Bible Study, Fellowship, and Service. This is summarized in our motto: "Knowing, Loving, Serving Christ... Together."
We are a church with a 5-pointed vision that we hope will help us reach our surrounding community. First Baptist strives to be a "Church at the Heart of the City" known for our Neighborhood Focus, Relational Discipleship, Radical Hospitality, connection with Young Adults, and enthusiasm for Fresh Expressions of Church. To learn more about what that means, we invite you to continue to explore our website and contact us with questions.
We believe in the One God Who exists eternally in Three Persons—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in Jesus, the perfect incarnation of God the Son, Who died taking upon Himself our sins, rose again on the third day, and will come again.
We believe all humans are created in the image of God and deeply loved by our Creator. Yet, because of our sinful choices, we are in need of a Savior.
We believe Jesus is that Savior—the Savior of all who will turn from their sin and follow Him.
We believe in the power of God’s Holy Spirit to teach, comfort, enable and transform us.
We believe in the Bible as the trustworthy authority for what we believe and practice.
We believe in the Church as the body of Christ in the world.
We believe in our calling to meet human needs and to encourage others to follow Jesus, both in our community and around the world.
We believe our decisions in this life have eternal consequences.
We further believe that our hope for Heaven comes through faith in Jesus, not our own goodness.
We believe we are to be good stewards of our God-given resources, from our talents to our finances to our planet.
We believe in grace as the heart of the Christian faith.
We also affirm the 1963 version of the Baptist Faith & Message. Neither that nor the above is an all-inclusive statement of our beliefs. To view a more comprehensive summary of our beliefs, a copy of the Baptist Faith & Message, and helpful information about what we believe about sexuality and women in ministry, please click here.
Minister of Music & Worship
Minister to Median Adults (Age 40-59)
Minister of Missions
Associate Minister of Music
Minister to Young Adults (Age 22-39)
Minister to Students (7th Grade-College)
Minister to Preschoolers & Families
Minister to Children & Families
Minister to Experienced Adults (Age 60+)
Ministerial Leadership Support:
Our Ministry Residents:
Ministry Resident to Students
Ministry Resident to Young Adults
Ministerial Support Staff:
Communications & Engagement
Music & Worship
Music & Worship
Asst. to Pastor/Exec. Pastor/ Exp. Adults
Program Support Staff:
Weekday Early Education Director
Food Services Director
Computer Network Administrator
Accounting Asst./SafeKeeping Policies