Our Beliefs 

  • We believe in God the Father who created the heavens and the earth and all that is.

  • We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to bring to the world salvation from sin.

  • We believe that God resurrected Jesus Christ from the dead and that He lives as Redeemer and King.

  • We believe in God the Holy Spirit, who is God’s way of being present with us and in us giving comfort, conviction, encouragement, and empowerment.

  • We believe that salvation is an unmerited gift of grace from God that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, and that every person has the free will to respond to and accept God's gift of salvation.

Our understanding of Baptist faith and practice is expressed by our emphasis on freedom in biblical interpretation and congregational governance, the participation of women and men in all aspects of church leadership and Christian ministry, and religious liberty for all people.

 

  • Soul Freedom — We believe in the priesthood of all believers and affirm the freedom and responsibility of every person to relate directly to God without the imposition of creed or the control of clergy or government.

  • Bible Freedom — We believe in the authority of Scripture. We believe the Bible, under the Lordship of Christ, is central to the life of the individual and the church. We affirm the freedom and right of every Christian to interpret and apply scripture under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

  • Church Freedom —We believe in the autonomy of every local church. We believe Baptist churches are free, under the Lordship of Christ, to determine their membership and leadership, to order their worship and work, to ordain whomever they perceive as gifted for ministry, and to participate as they deem appropriate in the larger body of Christ.

  • Religious Freedom — We believe in the freedom of religion, freedom for religion, and freedom from religion. We support the separation of church and state.

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday

  • ZOOM Sunday School
    9:30 AM

  • Worship Service
    11:00 AM (See COVID-Precautions for how to enter)

  • Youth Group

       6:00 PM

Wednesday

  • ZOOM Prayer Meeting​​

       7:00 PM​

(call/email church for ZOOM invitations) 

CONTACT US

First Baptist Church of Gastonia

2650 Union Rd.

Gastonia, North Carolina 28054

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6298
Gastonia, North Carolina 28056

Phone: (704) 865-8576  Office

             (704) 865-9419 Daycare

 

Fax: (704) 865-8579

E-mail:  fbcofgastonia@gmail.com

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