We believe that God calls all Christians to become part of a church family where they can serve and grow with other believers. If you are considering becoming a part of our church family, then we are truly honored. As Baptists, we believe that affiliating with our church is a public decision. That is why we always extend an invitation during our worship services each week to those who are interested in becoming a part of our congregation. You are encouraged to come forward as we sing the hymn of invitation and become a member of First Baptist in one of the following ways:

  • If you have never publicly accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and been baptized, you would join by profession of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, a decision symbolized by believer's baptism by immersion.

  • By 'transfer of letter' from another Baptist church.

  • If you have already been baptized by immersion but have no current church home, you would join by statement
    of faith. We would accept you as a member on your affirmation of your previous baptism
    and your desire to unite with us in fellowship.

Becoming a member of First Baptist Church means that you are joining your life with this body of Christian believers and that you will seek to grow and serve God as part of this covenant community. 

So we, though many,
are one body

in Christ, and
individually members
one of another.

Romans 12:5 


How do I get involved at First Baptist? It’s easy. If you have a passion for a particular area of church life, the chances are great that you will be able to use your God-given gifts. There are always plenty of opportunities available–everything from teaching to greeting to building to cooking. Simply find a staff member or talk to anyone in the congregation to share your own ideas with them. We’re ready to listen and we want you to be a part of what’s happening at FBC!


The Church shall be a dynamic spiritual body, missionary in spirit, empowered by the Holy Spirit, to share Christ with and minister to as many people as possible in our Church, community, and throughout the world.



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New Bern, NC 28560

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