What We Believe

First Baptist Church is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. We are united with the SBC in believing that the Bible is God’s inerrant Word, that conscious trust in Jesus Christ is the only way for a person to be saved, and that we have the responsibility to take the Good News to the ends of the earth.

We believe that the Bible is ultimately our source for all faith and practice. Yet, we also believe that it is important for us to set forth a summary of our biblical convictions as a witness to our most basic and most important beliefs, and as a pledge of our faithfulness to those beliefs.

Our Statement of Faith is important to us and helps to define who we are as a church. Our church has adopted and affirmed the Baptist Faith and Message (2000 revision) as representing the principal beliefs of our church. This statement represents a general consensus of what most Southern Baptists believe as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention. We would identify this statement (and our church) as historically orthodox and conservative and evangelical in belief.

Our expectations of church membership are expressed in our church covenant. If you choose to join this church we will ask for you to sign a copy of the covenant, not as a contract, but as a solemn reminder of the promises that you make when you become a part of this church.

Our Church Covenant [pdf document]