Our Mission & Vision

 First Baptist Church has worshiped in this community for almost 150 years.
We are an Independent Baptist Church with a heart to serve the communities in which the Lord has placed our members. It is the sincere desire of First Baptist Church to accomplish the dual purpose of our assembly; which is to provide a clear Salvation message calling all to repentance and acceptance of the gift of God through Christ, and also to edify the believers by encouraging each to continuously develop their relationship with God as we become conformed to the image of Jesus. We believe that we are a family and as such have a primary responsibility to bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. We are a balanced multi-generational membership and strive to meet the special needs of each age group, while encouraging cross-generational contact and relationships through our ministries. We invite you to come and experience for yourself the ministries and friendly fellowship of First Baptist Church.



Matt Fennell, Senior Pastor

He is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist Bible College.
He has been serving the Lord as pastor of the First Baptist Church since 2001. He and his wife Tanya have 5 boys and believe strongly in serving the Lord as a family, Pastor contends that the church is the family of God and that He develops it through the people He has called to worship together. We are all here to serve the same purpose, honor God, and help others in their own personal relationship
with Him.



Pastor Matt and Tanya Fennell

Pastor and Tanya have been married since 1993. The Lord has blessed their home with 5 boys who love the Lord and are serving Him with the talents God has given them. They believe that leadership in the church is a privileged calling of God. This privilege comes with a lot of responsibilities that should be shared. They embrace these in the spirit of team work. It is their greatest joy to grow in their own walk with the Lord and to see others grow in their own personal relationship with Christ. 



What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.