There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself all perfection and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reverence and obedience.
The Bible The scriptures of the Old Testament and the New Testament were given by inspiration of God, and are the only sufficient, certain and authoritative rule of all knowledge, faith and obedience.
Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God. Is the divinely appointed mediator between man and God. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law, suffered and died upon the Cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried and rose again the third day, and ascended to the Father, at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He is the only Mediator, and the Lord of the Universe.
God is revealed to us as Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers, equal in rank, privilege, and responsibility; democratic in spirit and principles of government; absolutely independent and autonomous in administering its own affairs and following the Lordship and leadership of Christ.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It symbolizes the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior; the believers death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Jesus Christ. It is a testimony to his faith and in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is a prerequisite to the privileges of church membership.
Our history is marked by numerous church activities and community events including Easter and Christmas services, vacation bible schools and hosting the monthly food bank for the community.
Our goal is to spread the Word of God among teens in middle school to high school. We gather one hour before church each Sunday & at 6:30 PM every Wednesday.
The Church is one of the oldest to be established inside the city. For more than a century, First Baptist Church of Elkhart has been a beacon of light in the community.