First Baptist Church of Matawan is an independent congregation. This independence is a normal part of being a Baptist church. We also seek to follow the example of the churches of the New Testament by partnering with other likeminded churches in ministry and accountability. For that purpose, we are a member church in the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE). FIRE is a unifying network for independent, Reformed, baptistic churches to experience mutual edification, fellowship, cooperation and prayerful support in ministries and missions.