First Baptist Church incorporated under the state statutes as a non-profit corporation in 1994. The Articles of Incorporation specify that First Baptist Church of Wilmington shall be an independent, local, autonomous church. Members shall have the authority to adopt and amend bylaws, approve budgets, receive members and govern and conduct the affairs of First Baptist Church.
The membership shall elect pastors and deacons to serve as spiritual leaders. The Diaconate’s primary responsibilities are to work toward the spiritual welfare of all members and assist the ministerial staff with the ministry needs of the congregation. The membership may also elect other officers, committees, councils, organizations and teams as it may deem necessary.