Called to be the people of God...
First Baptist Church, Martinsville is a community of faith committed to Christ and his radical call to love God and one another. We gather to worship, study, eat, pray, celebrate, mourn, share our stories and bless our community, all with the conviction that God has called us together to share in this journey of faith, hope, and love.
Established in 1884, our congregation strikes a unique chord in the Baptist tradition. We value ancient Christian practices that inform our present faith and mission. Liturgical worship is common and lectionary preaching is typical, but you will also find that life at First Baptist is not stuck in the past. Instead, we strive continually to discover the hope-filled future that God invites us to. So please look around, visit with us a while, and consider whether God might be inviting you to share your journey with us.
I know you will be blessed.
Rev. John T. Fulcher, Senior Pastor, Retired