First Baptist Church is a fellowship of believers that purpose to know God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to equip believers through discipleship. Showing God's love, we strive to reach a hungry world with Jesus Christ through obedience to Him.
The emphasis of our ministry is to see consistent spiritual growth in our people by the effective preaching and teaching of God’s Word; to promote love and fellowship through personal example; and to offer areas of service through multiple ministries.
First Baptist Church of Petersburg, WV is a member of the American Baptist Convention. Our church adopts the traditional Baptist doctrines as set forth in the New Hampshire Confession of Faith of 1833. The purpose of our church is based on the Great Commission outlined in Matthew 28:16-20.
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The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”