First we love

We welcome you to First Baptist Church!

First Baptist Church is many things. Architecturally, it is a beautiful landmark set in the center of a picturesque, bustling town. Historically, it stands as one of the oldest Baptist congregations in North Carolina with roots dating back to the 1700s. Personally, it is a unique, diverse collection of individuals from many backgrounds and beliefs. Practically, it is a source of help and hope to individuals in our city, state, region, and many places around the world. Spiritually, we are brothers and sisters united in Christ, dedicated to using our unique talents and abilities to further His Kingdom.

Explore FBC New Bern

About our Church


Family Ministries

First Kids + Youth


Local + Global

Weekly Schedule

Please click here for Choir Schedule


8:45 AM | Nontraditional Worship

Children's Church Kindergarten-2nd grade

9:45 AM | Sunday School

Classes available for all ages

11:00 AM | Traditional Worship

Childcare is provided for infants through age 5 during both worship services.

5:00 PM | Youth Reconnect


6:30 AM | Men's First Light

5:30 PM | Wednesday Night Supper

(sign up by 4 pm on Monday)

6:00 PM | Prayer Meeting & Discipleship

Preschool/Children's Classes & Choirs 

Nursery provided



Calendar of Events

  • Church Conference
    Wed, May 18
    New Bern
    May 18, 6:00 PM
    New Bern, 239 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    Regularly scheduled Church Conference
  • Community Gospel Choir Concert
    Sun, May 22
    FBC Sanctuary
    May 22, 4:00 PM
    FBC Sanctuary, 239 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    Gospel Favorites
  • Monumental Vacation Bible School 2022
    Mon, Jun 13
    First Baptist Church
    Jun 13, 8:40 AM – Jun 17, 12:00 PM
    First Baptist Church, 239 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    Children ages 4-6th grade completion are invited to join us this Summer as we Celebrate God's Greatness!

Prayer Needs

We will be praying with you

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On Sunday, November 21st, First Baptist Church celebrated 25 years of dedicated service from two staff members.  Sandy O'Brien has served as our church's financial secretary and Bette Jo Oglesby has served as our organist faithfully over these years.  We sincerely thank them for their dedication to God and to FBC New Bern.

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