About Us

Welcome to First Baptist Church!

At First Baptist Church you will find everyday people who are following Christ on a journey of faith.  We work cooperatively in order to help and care for one another.  We study together and listen to each other to learn more about faith in today's world.  We value each person's perspective and contributions along our way.

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Our Affiliations

Listed are some of the organizations which are supported by First Baptist Church.  Click the entity to visit their website and learn more about the organization.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Kentucky
Baptist Women in Ministry
Baptist World Alliance
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky
Good Faith Media
Baptist News Global
Baptist Joint Committee
Together for Hope Appalachia

Our Mission Statements

Vision 

To glorify God and expand God's Kingdom into the world

Mission

To lead people to a transforming relationship with Jesus Christ and to follow Jesus in transforming the world

Dream 

To give ourselves away as Jesus did in service to others

Objectives  

To grow spiritually
To give generously
To go boldly

Theme

Every member is a minister.  We believe the call to serve is inclusive.  We encourage everyone, women and men, girls and boys, to use the gifts God has given her or him to lead and serve.

Identity  

We are a moderate, free and faithful Baptist Church for all the people in our community where everyone can grow spiritually and be involved in the work of the Kingdom.  We are free to follow where the Holy Spirit leads and called to be faithful as we carry out God's dreams of making hope visible in our community and world.

Our Core Values

Be a worshiping community

Our goal is to provide worship services where people encounter God's presence and respond to God's grace.  In worship, we strive to touch hearts and minds, focusing attention upon the past, present, and future.  We come to worship seeking mercy, hope, guidance, and encouragement so we can share these gifts with those around us in the week to come.

BE A church on mission

We challenge every member to seize opportunities to be the presence of Christ by using their time, talents, spiritual gifts, and resources to meet the needs of people, locally and globally.  We do this intentionally, planning ahead, or spontaneously as needs arise.  Sometimes we partner with others, and sometimes we do what we can on our own.  Most of all, we want to go about our daily lives doing what Jesus did - listening to people's stories and responding to their needs.

be a thinking, nurturing church

We want to provide a safe and stimulating place for people to ask questions, explore, learn, and grow on their journey of faith.  The study of scripture is vital to our ability to be the presence of Christ and reflect the nature of God.  The Bible invites us to look at God, the world, and even ourselves in ways that make it possible for us to reflect upon the meaning of life and our role in it.  This is why we take Bible study seriously, value each person's perspective, and welcome everyone's questions.  Since the Bible is a book of looking, seeing, and reflecting, we cherish our time to do this together, inviting the Holy Spirit to open our eyes, hearts, and minds.

be a relational church

We want to build beloved community by meeting all people at their point of need with compassion and grace.  We believe God created us to live in community so we can encourage and help one another along our journeys.  None of us can handle life's challenges alone; we need each other.  We want our church to be a warm, loving family of faith eager to pray for and offer assistance when it is needed.  Building bridges of goodwill and understanding and developing lasting friendships are important to us.