The work of the gospel transcends race and ethnicity (Ephesians 2.11–22), and we are grateful that God has brought people from many nations to be part of First Baptist Church. The single cord that unites us is faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and a commitment to the Word of God. To these the church has been faithful for over 250 years.
Our Worship Service takes place on Sunday mornings at 11 A.M. In addition, we offer Bible study classes for adults and children on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 A.M. From September to May: the Women's Fellowship takes place quarterly on the third Saturday of the month, and the Worship Choir rehearses from 7:00-8:30 P.M. on Wednesday nights.
The First Baptist Church in the City of New York relocated to 79th and Broadway in 1891. This fourth church building stands near the site where its first Pastor, John Gano, escaped an ambush as he left the city to join General Washington as a chaplain. The church’s original building was on Gold Street, and was desecrated by the British during the Revolution. A second building was later built on Broom Street. It later moved to Park Avenue and 39th Street.
Since 1946, the church has been associated with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. Founded in 1932, the GARBC is a voluntary partnership of churches with a fourfold mission to champion Biblical truth, to impact the world for Christ, to perpetuate a Baptist heritage, and to advance the Association churches.
AN INDEPENDENT CHURCH: First Baptist Church is not a member of a convention. We are an autonomous church in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.
AN EVANGELISTIC CHURCH: We believe that the main mission of the church is to proclaim an evangelistic message so people can find the reality of salvation in the finished work of Jesus Christ at the cross.
A WORSHIPING CHURCH: Our morning worship is a blend of traditional and contemporary praise and worship music. Our emphasis is on worship and ministry, rather than performance.