We believe that anyone can be forgiven of their sins and made right with God as a free gift of his grace through faith in Jesus Christ. To learn more about this good news and what it means for your own life, listen to the message in the video below, or click here for a written explanation.
We hold to the full authority of the Bible as the written Word of God. We seek to align our teachings, our church practices, and our personal lives to what it says. As God’s Word, the Bible has the final say on what we should believe and do.
In order to clearly state what we believe, the members of First Baptist adopted the 1853 New Hampshire Baptist Confession of Faith in 1856, then unanimously reaffirmed it as our statement of faith in 2015. Our understanding of the Bible aligns with the teachings of historic Christianity and the Protestant Reformation. We are Baptist in our understanding of the nature and functions of the church.