Seeking to be the presence of Christ by welcoming, loving, serving, and nurturing all people.

WELCOME TO
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

WE ARE A DIFFERENT KIND OF BAPTIST

No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey,

you are welcomed, you are accepted, you are loved

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HISTORIC

First Baptist Church is one of the oldest Baptist congregations in the state of Georgia, and the oldest standing house of worship in the city of Savannah. We are proud of this heritage and use it as inspiration for our work in the present and in our hopes for the future. 

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LITURGICAL

First Baptist Church is unique among the churches in our area. We embrace a moderate/progressive theology, yet a traditional/formal approach to our worship. Liturgy is "the work of the people," and we see our worship as preparation for the work of God.

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VIBRANT

First Baptist Church offers programs and ministries for people of all ages. Our congregation prides itself on being intergenerational and mission-minded. We invite you to find your place here as we seek to grow in our faith and be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.

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2022 ADVENT THEME - "RE-IMAGE THE WORD"

The Christian faith is dependent on words. Words are the way we communicate with each other and describe our belief in God. When scripture seeks to identify Jesus, it does so, in part, by calling him the pre-existent Word. Yet, language changes and evolves. It changes and evolves within the church as well as outside. We cannot take for granted that what is spoken is actually what is heard. It is imperative that we continually examine our language.

Re- imaging the word is an exercise in making sure what we say is what is heard. Or, more specifically, what we say is what a love-starved world needs to hear.