ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Bringing the kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, VA.
First Baptist Church has a long history in the Richmond area and is a “big tent” kind of church where the center pole is our shared commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord. Our pastor often says, “If you could put us all on one pew you would find the full spectrum of political and theological diversity," and yet we manage to sing from the same hymn book Sunday after Sunday, and celebrate the truth that there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all” (Eph. 4:5). Denominationally, we identify as a church of Baptist tradition and ecumenical perspective, where women as well as men serve as deacons and ministers. We maintain our support for missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention, where we have long and cherished friendships, and of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, where we have forged new and exciting partnerships. Our ministries include divorce recovery, a deaf congregation, outreach to the homeless and disadvantaged, prayer ministry, and mission trip opportunities both internationally and locally.
Our people come from various cultural, ethnic, economic and religious backgrounds, and yet we work together to put
God’s love into action. Some of our members have a lifetime of faith experiences. Others have become followers of Christ later in life. All find a home in our church with opportunities for spiritual growth, fellowship, and service.