Who We Are
First Baptist Church began in 1868 as Antioch Baptist Church. Though our faces and buildings have changed since those early days, First Baptist's mission to reach the community for Christ has not. We believe the Bible to be our manual, and Christ to be our example.
Each Sunday we worship in Traditional, Contemporary/Blended styles (as well as in a Spanish-language service). We offer varied Bible Study classes designed for all ages and interests. We believe it is important to begin teaching the Bible and showing the love of Christ even to the youngest of our church family -- the Newborns and Preschoolers. We also have vital Children's and Student ministries that teach the Bible in fun, innovative ways, challenging kids to make a lifelong commitment to serving the Lord and reaching out to our community.
On Wednesdays, we offer a variety of activities for all ages as well. We have an Adult Sanctuary Choir, Children's Choirs, Youth Discipleship Training, Fellowship Supper, and Bible Study/Prayer Time for adults.
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There is one God.
There is one God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit subsist in unity, and also as three separate distinct Persons.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son.
Jesus Christ is God’s Son. He was born of a virgin as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died to atone for the sins of human beings, was buried, arose from the grave, ascended into heaven and will literally return to earth.
The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor and instructor.
The Holy Spirit is the divine helper, assistant, counselor and instructor, and His work is to reveal Christ, convict of sin, lead to repentance, guide believers, comfort, strengthen, and sanctify the soul.
The Bible is God’s Holy Word.
The Bible is God’s Holy Word, without error, and is the sole authority for life.
Human beings are the special creations of God.
Human beings are the special creations of God, made in His image. They fell through the sin of the first man, Adam, and all human beings are sinners in need of salvation.
Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God.
Salvation is a gift through repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ. Every person who truly is saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ and will spend eternity in heaven, while those who die in their sins will spend eternity in hell.
Baptism is by immersion after salvation.
Baptism is by immersion after salvation and is done in obedience to Jesus Christ’s command.
The Lord’s Supper is observed in accordance with the Bible’s teaching.
The Lord’s Supper is observed in accordance with the Bible’s teaching, “Do this in remembrance of me."
Each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.
McDonald Activity Center (MAC)
Monday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–Noon
Saturday: 9 a.m.–Noon
Child Development Center
Email: Debbie Shermer, [email protected]
Hours: Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m.–Noon (Open for food/clothing for homeless only)
Thursdays: 10 a.m.–11 a.m. (Drive thru food distribution)
Fridays: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. (food donations drop off, 9 a.m.–11 a.m.)