Welcome to our website. Hopefully, you will find a quick and easy picture of who First Baptist is and what First Baptist is doing.
First Baptist Church was formed in 1901 and has for all these years remained faithful to the Word of God, to sharing Jesus Christ with people, and to meeting needs in the name of Jesus. As you navigate through the website, you will see countless opportunities to grow spiritually and to serve.
Charles Redmond, Senior Pastor
We, the people of First Baptist Church, are the body of Christ in this place. Our desire is to live under the Lordship of Christ and according to the truth in His Word. We have been placed here to fulfill the following responsibilities:
To draw near to God in grateful praise and thanksgiving for our salvation and for all of our other blessings (James 4:8, Romans 12:1, Hebrews 10:25).
As a result of these blessings, we strive to share the good news of Christ with everyone who needs to hear (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8).
To teach the Word of God in order to equip Christians to walk with Jesus and to faithfully serve Him (Matthew 28:20, Acts 18:11, Colossians 3:16).
To provide a network of loving concern and support for those in need (Matthew 25:34-40, Galatians 6:2, 10).
To encourage one another in Christian love and spiritual growth, working together in a spirit of unity (Hebrews 10:24, Ephesians 4:3-4, Acts 2:42).
There are four reasons why church membership is important:
If you feel God leading you to be part of our church family, we welcome you and look forward to worshipping and serving together, encouraging and helping you as God gives us opportunities.
First Baptist is a body of believers united by our desire to follow Jesus Christ. If it is your desire to join with us we warmly invite you to become a member. Here are the steps to becoming a member:
At the close of each worship service, our pastor will extend an invitation for you to come forward. You will be greeted by a minister who will guide you in your decision.
You can join our church in one of three ways:
If you will receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord and follow Him in baptism by immersion, we will welcome you into our fellowship.
As a Baptist whose membership is elsewhere, should God direct you to First Baptist Church we will be glad to welcome you into the First Family. We will take care of the appropriate details for the transferring of your membership. You need only to present yourself for membership at the conclusion of any worship service.
If you have placed your faith in Jesus for your salvation, you can join our church by your statement of faith in Him. In our New Members’ Class, we will discuss what it means to be a Christian and what the Bible teaches about baptism.