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What We Believe

First Baptist Church extends its mission across the city, giving our diverse and progressive membership meaningful opportunities for worship, friendship, and ministry. Dr. Roger Paynter, our pastor, has described First Baptist as a Cathedral Church -- a gathering place for all people in the heart of the city. We strive to embody the ideals of the Cathedral Church by providing a place where you can:  

  • worship the Living God through reverent and uplifting word and joyful music
  • find community and share your ideas
  • join ministries and share your gifts
  • seek healing and find consolation
  • wrestle with the Truth and find it revealed in Jesus Christ
First Baptist Church is affiliated with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.