The mission of First Baptist Church is to make disciples, baptize and teach them the ways of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Matthew 4:19, 28:19-20). Our primary goal is to love: love God (Mark 12:29-30), love one another (John 13:34-35) and love all human beings as ourselves (Mark 12:29-30). We challenge one another to love and demonstrate our love by good deeds (Hebrews 10:24-25). We come together often for worship (Acts 2:46), fellowship (Acts 20:7), to encourage one another (Hebrews 10:24-25) and assist persons in determining their gifts and utilizing them to build up the kingdom (Romans 12:6-8, Ephesians 4:11-13).
We further strive to imitate the life and teachings of Jesus by reclaiming the backslider (Matthew 18:1), helping the poor, the oppressed, the spiritually captive, the spiritually blind (Luke 4:16-19), feeding the hungry and thirsty, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, visiting those in prison, and welcoming the stranger (Matthew 25:31-46).