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  • A three-hundred year ministry moving into the future: An inspiring encounter with God's grace

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  • A three-hundred year ministry moving into the future: An inspiring encounter with God's grace

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  • A three-hundred year ministry moving into the future: An inspiring encounter with God's grace

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  • A three-hundred year ministry moving into the future: An inspiring encounter with God's grace

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First Baptist Church is a welcoming community of Christian believers that works to be progressive, inclusive, and faithful in ministry.

  • We welcome and represent many voices, but act as one people, united in lively worship, progressive in social justice, and gracious in Christian hospitality.
  • We journey together in faith, bearing witness to a living, loving, and sustaining God.
  • Our theology calls us to action to communicate to a needy world the mysterious reality of God's healing presence among us.
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What We Do

Mission and Beliefs

Mission and Beliefs

We are a Christ-centered, biblically grounded, ethnically diverse people called radical personal discipleship in Christ Jesus.
Worship

Worship

We are a worshipping people who gather regularly to praise God; who receive nourishment by communion with the risen Christ; who share an open and public confesion of faith; and who believe that personal devotion brings vitality to corporate celebration
History

History

We are an historic congregation who, in 1698, "did coalesce into a church for the communion of saints," near the drawbridge on Water Street near Dock. Here begins the story of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Coming up at First Baptist

  • Sermon: “Seeking Strength, Looking for Security" Rev. Dr. John Murrow
    Worship Time: 11:30am 123 South 17th Street – at the corner of 17th and Sansom Streets Second Floor Chapel – Please enter on Sansom Street

Our Team

Michelle Cann

Director of Music

Roy Harker

Executive Director

Bob Ranando

Office Manager