First Baptist Church exists to glorify God by encouraging unity through Christ-centered living, serving others with sacrificial love, and placing our hope unconditionally in the Gospel.
Following 5 years as our Assistant Pastor, Matt Parker served as the church's Interim Lead Pastor from February through August 2017. He and his family (Colleen & Timothy) moved to Salt Lake City to be part of a church planting team there.
The church is currently searching for its next pastor.
A number of area pastors and members of the church family are currently filling the pulpit on a weekly basis.
- Nursery for infants and toddlers
- Children’s Sunday School class & adult Bible study
- Teen & Family events and activities
- Nursing home services
- Church-wide fellowship opportunities
- Small group Bible studies and accountability
- Personal discipleship
- Food pantry and benevolence assistance
- We support 14 missionaries around the world, from families working on native American reservations in the States to semi-retired missionaries who continue to spend most of the year serving overseas.
We believe that:
~God is the all-wise and loving Creator, perfect and holy, separate from sin, and the only One worthy of worship. We worship God by making Him uppermost in every part of life.
~God has communicated with mankind through the Bible. Because it is God’s truth, we are committed to submitting every aspect of life to the Bible’s authority through faithful and systematic teaching.
~God created mankind in His image, giving every human life value. Although we were made for fellowship with God, we all reject God and try to live our own way. Our rebellion separates us from the righteous God and will ultimately be judged by Him.
~The Gospel is the good news that God took the initiative to reconcile us to Himself through Jesus Christ, His Son. While retaining His deity, Jesus became a man and lived a sinless life—the only person never to sin—and died, taking the punishment we deserved. God raised Jesus from the dead, showing that He accepted Jesus’ payment on our behalf. Salvation is the gift of God, brought to man by grace, and received by repentance from sin and personal faith in Christ’s shed blood.
~The church is God’s plan. As a family of believers, we want to live transparent, authentic lives, encouraging each other to love and good works through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit. We will do so by prayer, God-centered preaching, observing baptism and the Lord’s Supper, giving our time and resources, and gathering for worship and fellowship. Through relational discipleship, our church will prepare men and women who are confidently committed to God’s truth and are able, with cultural relevance, to lead others into that truth. We desire to display God’s love by showing mercy, hope, and reconciliation to all people, beginning in our community and extending around the world.