What We Believe

First Baptist Church, Palatka is a Southern Baptist Church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.  We adhere to the doctrinal statement as published in the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

The Bible
We believe the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, to be completely and verbally inspired of God. The Bible, in its original autographs, though penned by men, is fully God’s inerrant and infallible revelation, miraculously inspired and preserved for the enlightenment of every generation of humankind. We recognize that only by the illumination of the Holy Spirit is the Scripture correctly interpreted and understood.
II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 12:6-7
We believe that there is only one God: Creator and sustainer of all things, ultimate Sovereign over all things, infinitely perfect and holy, who is eternal: having no beginning or end. God is self-sufficient, self-existent, and eternally existing in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We affirm that all things were created by Him and for Him, and that the ultimate purpose of all things is to please Him and glorify Him. He is the fountainhead of all truth and righteousness, and is full of mercy and love.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Exodus 3:14; Colossians 1:15-16; Revelation 4:11

We believe that it is the love and mercy of God that caused Him to provide salvation from sin and its penalty. Salvation is the free gift of God (neither merited nor secured in part nor whole by any virtue or work of man) to be received only through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. All true believers have, as a present possession, the gift of eternal life, a perfect imputed righteousness, sonship in the family of God, deliverance from all condemnation, every spiritual resource needed for life and godliness, and the Divine guarantee that they shall never perish. Salvation is initiated by God and received by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Genuine salvation produces a changed life and good works that glorify God.
Ephesians 2:8-10; John 1:10-13; John 5:24; I John 5:11-13

Our mission is to be disciples who make disciples.

Service Times:

Sunday School - 9:00 am
 Morning Worship - 10:30 am
Evening Worship - 6:00 pm

Wednesdays - 5:15 pm Family Dinner

6:00 pm Discipleship Training for all ages (birth-senior adults)


First Baptist Church, Palatka