What We Do
We want to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all the world and to help those who are followers of Christ to know and love Him more and become more like Him in character and daily living. We want to practice the basic spiritual disciplines of prayer, fellowship, evangelism, bible study and regular gathering with other believers in the local church. God has called us to help each other in this process, we were never meant to do it alone.
What We Believe
At the center of all we do is the truth that “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Jesus lived as a man for thirty years, yet because He was God, He never sinned. He was unjustly accused of wrong-doing and willingly died on a Roman cross to pay the penalty for the sins of all people, because as it says in Romans 3:23, "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God."
Confession Of Faith
We believe that the Holy Bible, as originally written, was verbally inspired and the product of Spirit-controlled men, and therefore the truth without any admixture of error for its matter. We believe the Bible to be the true center of Christian union and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried. (more)
What To Expect
We desire our services to encourage, teach, and most of all focus our eyes on our God and Savior Jesus Christ. Sunday mornings begin at 9:30 with Sunday School classes divided according to age from nursery through adult. The Morning Worship service begins at 10:45 and has a time of singing, a kid’s message, Scripture reading, and preaching. The service is designed so that every part points us to God as He is revealed in His Word, the Bible. (more)
About our pastor
Pastor Todd has pastored First Baptist since 2000. He has a Bachelors of Religious Education from Davis College, Johnson City NY (Formerly Practical Bible College) and has done graduate work at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. He has also completed training in Biblical Counseling and counts it a privilege to show how God has provided answers to our problems in His Word and gives us the power through His Spirit to successfully navigate them.
He has been married to his wonderful wife Kristi for 26 years and they have 4 children, Caleb, Benjamin, Abigail, and Josiah.