First Baptist Church, Originally known as the First Colored Church of London, is over 151 years old and although our name has changed slightly over the years, our mission has not! We are called to be the body of Christ. We are Christians and our flavor, is best described and expressed in a word; Baptist. We are Baptists. A popular acrostic speaks well for what that means.
Autonomy of the Local Church The church is complete with Jesus
Priesthood of the Believer You stand directly before the King of Kings – nothing separates!
Two Ordinances 1. Baptism 2. Lord’s Supper these are marching orders
Individual Soul Liberty My relationship to Christ is connected to my personal response to Him
Saved Church Membership All church members have a personal relationship with Christ
Two Offices Deacons & Elders are both delineated in Scriptures
We are people who believe the Bible and are doing our part to live out its truths in community with other believers too. We are not a closed club, thus we anticipate others will want to know the author of the Bible and will want a relationship with Him and a community to live that relationship in. We hope these words help you get a flavor of what we believe. It’s not our intent to list every and all of our beliefs, hopes and dreams here. It’s just the internet! We want you to see an outline of sorts sharing who we are and what we believe. Feel free to visit and see how we are attempting to live out our faith in Christ!