What We Do
The Mission of First Baptist Church of Elimsport is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing the truth and love of Christ with our neighborhood and the world. We do that by providing weekly worship gatherings, a variety of children’s programs, and by supporting other like-minded, non-profit organizations that are reaching the needy around the world. We provide spiritual, emotional, and physical support to the people of our neighborhood, both young and old. It is our desire to be a safe and encouraging place for people to visit where they know they are valued and loved, where children will be nurtured, and relationships can grow.
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 mix of error. 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. Each part of the service is designed so that it 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 and his family count it a blessing to minister to this wonderful congregation and have enjoyed growing together with them here in beautiful Central PA.
29 years ago Todd married his wonderful wife Kristi. God has given them 4 children, Caleb, Benjamin, Abigail, and Josiah. They all enjoy the outdoors, camping, hiking in the State Forest, and spending time together as a family. There is a special place in their heart for children from hard places and they have been a Foster family for 5 years.
Pastor Todd has a Bachelors of Religious Education from Davis College, Johnson City NY (Formerly Practical Bible College). He has also done graduate work at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA and at Capital Bible Seminary along with other training in Biblical Counseling. Todd considers it a privilege to show how God has provided answers to our problems in His Word and how He gives us the power through His Spirit to successfully navigate the challenges of life.