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 | Youth Reconnect


6:30 AM | Men's First Light

5:00 PM | Wednesday Night Supper

(sign up by 4 pm on Monday)

6:00 PM | Service 

Preschool & Children Classes

Nursery provided



Calendar of Events

  • ECU Singers
    ECU Singers
    Sat, Dec 04
    Dec 04, 7:00 PM
  • Children's Christmas Presentation
    Children's Christmas Presentation
    Sun, Dec 05
    Dec 05, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    The church family is invited to join us as the children lead us in the Sanctuary as we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ during Sunday School.
  • Community Gospel Choir Concert
    Community Gospel Choir Concert
    Wed, Dec 08
    Location is TBD
    Dec 08, 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • Carol Sing
    Carol Sing
    Sat, Dec 11
    New Bern
    Dec 11, 5:00 PM
    New Bern, 239 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA
  • Love Feast
    Love Feast
    Wed, Dec 15
    New Bern
    Dec 15, 6:00 PM
    New Bern, 239 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560, USA

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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