Located in the heart of Wilmington, First Baptist Church is committed to impacting our community and world with the love of Jesus Christ through meaningful worship, missional living and authentic relationships. Our mission, ‘to become and help others become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ allows us to look to the future together with hope and confidence that God will use our church to build his kingdom here on earth as in heaven.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What We Believe… HERITAGE

We believe that we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. We are a link in the chain in the Kingdom of God in this moment of time as the congregation of First Baptist Church. We honor what has brought us to this point and are privileged to carry that mantle into a new future.

What We Believe… FREEDOM

We believe in soul freedom. Each person must stand on their own before God. To that end we create room in our common life for individuals and groups to think for themselves. We strive to honor diversity in our interpretation of scripture, our thinking, and how we choose to live out our individual callings.

What We Believe… HOPEFUL

We believe that “The best is yet to be.” God calls us into his future and therefore our best days are ahead of us because that is where God’s work is to be done. God is continuously making all things new, including First Baptist Church.

What We Believe… RELATIONAL

We believe that our love and respect for one another is part of our greatest witness in our world. God has made us for community.

What We Believe… MISSIONAL

We believe it is the mission of the church to carry on the ministry of Jesus in the world; to bring the Kingdom of God to the places where we live, work and play. Whether around the world or in our own homes and neighborhoods, we are the hands and feet of Christ, made for God’s purposes. We believe that Love Does and each person has the calling and responsibility to put God’s love into tangible action.