To develop the spiritual lives of families and individuals throughout Jackson County by leading them to become faith-filled followers of Jesus Christ who are growing in their love for God and other people.
First Baptist Church draws its purposes from the purposes that Jesus laid out for the church in Matthew chapters 12 and 28.
In Matthew 11 we discover The Great Commandment: “Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart soul.. .and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matt. 11:36-40
In Matthew 28 the church is given The Great Commission: “Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matt. 18:19-20
We the people of First Baptist Church are a Christ-centered body of believers who strive to grow in obedience according to God’s Word and to serve him through ministries of worship, education and evangelism. We desire to receive people as they are and to love and encourage them in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.