"Doctrine is a means to an end—the end of producing a spiritually alive, spiritually healthy, truly witnessing church. The end is more important than the means, but without the means, the end cannot be gained. There never has been and there never will be life, health and vigor in a church steeped in error. It is for this reason that both history and (more important) the Bible are insistent that we should contend earnestly for the faith."

~ John White, The Race

Our Mission Statement

First Baptist Church is a grace-filled family
empowered by the Spirit
to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus
for the glory of God.

We believe that our mission statement is a succinct explanation of why we exist as a church. It brings clarity, conviction, and vision to the ministries of our church. We believe that the mission statement helps us stay on track so that we can safely reach our destination.

What is a Confession of Faith?

Throughout church history, Christians have found it necessary to set forth their doctrines (beliefs) in brief, definitive statements. Those "doctrines" are summarized in Confessions of Faith (also called, Statements or Articles of Faith). Our Confession of Faith sets forth essential Christian beliefs that aim to guard the church from error, while always striving to be faithful and true to the Scriptures.

"Baptists are a people of deep beliefs and cherished doctrines. Throughout our history we have been a confessional people, adopting statements of faith as a witness to our beliefs and a pledge of our faithfulness to the doctrines revealed in Holy Scripture."

~ Taken from the preamble to BF&M, 2000.

All members of FBCD confess these doctrines and seek to live them out in their daily life.

Check out a pdf version of our Confession of Faith by clicking the link below.

Confession Of Faith