A life transformed by the understanding that Jesus the King came to us as a servant should be transformed to serve. We serve to seek transformation of this world for His Kingdom. Whether loving the cities we live in, the individuals we encounter each day, or the church family, we want to be servants who sacrifice out of the abundance of life given us in Christ Jesus on His behalf.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
VolunTOUR — September 9th VolunTOUR is a great starting point for seeing what it might look like to become a part of a Sunday morning service team at First Baptist. Interested? Find out more here.
FBC Mission Partners
Past Mission Trips
2017: Republic of Georgia We joined 30 of our brothers and sisters in Christ as they came across the border from the country of Azerbaijan to meet us in Georgia for a Christian conference. Azerbaijan is a "closed" country and Christians are often persecuted for their faith. We learned what life as a Christian in a closed country is like, helped to facilitate discussion groups, taught a an Old Testament survey and lead a Vacation Bible School for children.
2013: Richwood, WV First Baptist worked with World Servants in their ministry in Richwood. The team of 7th graders - adults worked alongside volunteers from across the country to assist the Richwood community in light construction work, relationship-building and leading a program for children in the community.
2010: Cap Haitien, Haiti First Baptist sent a team of eleven people to Cap Haitien in the summer of 2010. Working in conjunction with American Baptist International Ministries, the team helped rebuild the roofs of some dormitories at a university in Cap Haitien that had been damaged by an earthquake.
2009: Richwood, WV Seventeen members of our congregation worked with World Servants and other church groups in one of the most impoverished areas in the nation. Our mission team worked alongside local residents and mission teams from all over the country to do home repair, roofing, and to assist with a children's sports camp and women's ministry.
2006: Bayou La Batre, AL During the summer of 2006, First Baptist sent a team of twenty-two short-term missionaries to the community of Bayou La Batre. This community suffered destruction from both Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina. Our group was involved in reconstructing homes, including roof repair, wiring, plumbing, replacing flooring and doing interior work for bathrooms
Brazil - Philip & Corenne Smith China (Hong Kong) - Emerson & Ivy Wu Costa Rica - Susan Hegarty Democratic Republic of Congo - Chapman; Niles Dominican Republic - Peter & Sarah McCurdy Haiti - Nzunga Mabudiga & Kihomi Ngwemi; Dr. Stephen & Nancy James India - Taku & Katie Longkumer Laos - Matt & Lori Mann Lebanon - Dan & Sarah Chetti Mexico (Baja) - Tim & Patti Long Mexia (Pueba) - Keith & Debby Myers Nicaragua - Dr. David & Laura Parajon South Africa - Drs. Rick & Anita Gutierrez Sudan - Dr. Bill & Ann Clemmer Thailand (New Life Center) - Catherine (Kit) Ripley Malaysia - Aaron & Valerie Osterbrock
Tabitha Ministries Tabitha Ministries is First Baptist's ladies sewing ministry. Tabitha was a seamstress who spent her time doing good and Paul referred to her as a disciple (Acts 9:30-39). Sewing ministry volunteers use their talents as gifts to missionaries who faithfully serve around the world. They recently provided 50 children's dresses to missionaries who will distribute them to young girls in the Congo. Locally, Tabitha Ministries also makes lap quilts for shut-ins as a reminder that they are loved and prayed for.