The mission of First Baptist Church is to develop disciples of Jesus Christ, loving people into a life-changing relationship with Him and providing a lifetime of spiritual growth through worship, education, fellowship, and service.

First Baptist Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. We have been a part of the Atlantic community since the very beginning, since 1869!

We believe in Jesus’ Greatest Commandments and his Great Commission:

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:37-40 NIV)


“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20 NIV)

FBC supports several world mission efforts:

Locally, FBC participates in several ecumenical ministries: