Mission & Vision
We are a church striving to be more committed to God. We encourage our members to develop better spiritual growth habits and we provide enabling infrastructure for that to take place. We stress ministry and not maintenance, so that our members can discover their spiritual gifts and utilize them to the glory of God.
Our worship style is in the context of celebration and praise. Our music ministry is one of the finest in the city.
We have a major commitment to community. We believe that a church can not be judged on its worship or material holdings alone, but the witness of the church in the community is a telling thermometer of a church’s witness. Through our Imani Intergenerational Development Corp., we are restoring and rebuilding the housing stock in our area. We are incubating businesses and seeking to revitalize the Hull Street corridor. We provide assistance to the needy in the form of food, rent assistance, and financial advice. We also operate the First Baptist Day Care Center and the South Richmond Senior Center.
First Baptist today is a hopeful, expectant congregation. We mandate a ministry that is reverent yet relevant. We are contemporary without compromising our faith or belief. We make a great statement and witness for God through our ministries. We are expecting God to add His Divine Exclamation Point!