"And they devoted themselves to the Apostles' teachings and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." (Acts 2:42).

Our mission is to connect people to Jesus Christ through worship, community, and service. First Baptist Church Richmond Hill cooperates with other area churches to see the message of Jesus Christ proclaimed to all people. The following paragraphs simply summarize what we believe as a church family.

God as Father reigns with effective care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all loving and all wise. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; John 1:1; I Timothy 1:17)

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born to a virgin. He was wholly man and wholly God. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God. He died as the payment for all of mankind’s sins; so that man could be reconciled to God through belief in Christ. He was raised from the dead, ascended into heaven and rules forever with God. (Matthew 1:18-23; Matthew Chapters 26-28; John 1:1, 14)

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He inspired the writing of the Bible and enables humanity's understanding of the truth. He exalts Christ and convicts of sin. His presence in the Christian's life is the assurance of God to bring the believer to fullness in Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship and service. (Genesis 1:2; Matthew 28:19; Luke 24:49)

The Bible or Scriptures were written by men divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit. In the scriptures God completely reveals himself to man. The Bible is perfect and true, without any error. It reveals the principles by which God judges us and is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds and religious opinions should be tested. The criterion by which the Bible is to be interpreted is revealed in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. (Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Matthew 5:17-18; II Timothy 3:15-17)

Humanity was created by the special act of God, in His own image and is the crowning work of His creation. Man was created innocent of sin but by his own choice he sinned against God. From that time on humanity has been born with a natural inclination to sin which they can not control. As soon as we are able we all choose to sin and consequently are under the condemnation of sin. Only the grace of God, manifested in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, can reconcile sinful people to God. (Genesis Chapters 1-3; Romans 3:23)

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man and is offered freely to all who by faith accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Salvation is the ultimate sign of God’s grace to mankind. Our just reward for sinful living is eternal separation from God. Christ’s death on the cross and His blood serve as the atoning sacrifice that allows sinful mankind to be reconciled to a Holy and Righteous God. This reconciliation is available to anyone who repents of their sin and through faith accepts Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. (Genesis 3:15; John 3:3-21; Romans 6:23, Ephesians 2:8-22; Revelation 3:20)

Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water, giving public testimony of his faith in Christ. It is a physical act symbolizing the spiritual salvation of the believer and as such has no saving quality of its own. Baptism is the outward, visible testimony of salvation.  (Matthew 28:18-20; Matthew 26:26-30; I Corinthians 11:23-29)

The Bible speaks of the church as the body of Christ which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages. The church is also spoken of in the Bible as a local body of baptized believers who are associated by commitment in the faith. The church is committed to the teachings of Christ, the spreading of the gospel to the ends of the earth, exercising the ministry of believers to one another through the use of the spiritual gifts given to believers by the Holy Spirit and the observance of the sacraments (Lord’s Supper and Baptism). (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-42, 47)

First Baptist Church fully supports the Baptist Faith and Message and belongs to the Southern Baptist Convention.

Schedule

Sunday  
Worship Service  9:00 am
Sunday School 10:10 am
Worship Service 11:15 am
   
Wednesday  
Wednesday Night Supper (Aug-May) 5:15 pm
Bible Study 6:30 pm
FBCRH Student Ministry 6:30 pm
Children's Ministry 6:30 pm
   
Week Nights  
Life Group Bible Studies Various
   
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