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 Summer Schedule

Please click here for Choir Schedule


9:00 AM | Sunday School

Classes available for all ages

10:00 AM | Worship

Children's Church Kindergarten-2nd grade

Childcare is provided for infants through age 5 during worship service.


6:30 AM | Men's First Light



Calendar of Events

  • Kid's Movie: SING 2
    Time is TBD
    Bear Town Cinema
    Time is TBD
    Bear Town Cinema, 2806 Trent Rd, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
    3rd Grade and under must be accompanied by an adult

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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