We are a church
striving to be more committed to God. We encourage our members to
develop better spiritual growth habits and we provide enabling infrastructure
for that to take place. We stress ministry and not maintenance,
so that our members can discover their spiritual gifts and utilize
them to the glory of God. Our worship style is in the context of
celebration and praise. Our music ministry is one of the finest
in the city.
We have a major
commitment to community. We believe that a church can not be judged
on its worship or material holdings alone, but the witness of the
church in the community is a telling thermometer of a church's witness.
Through our Imani Intergenerational Development Corp., we are restoring
and rebuilding the housing stock in our area. We are incubating
businesses and seeking to revitalize the Hull Street corridor. We
provide assistance to the needy in the form of food, rent assistance,
and financial advice. We also operate the First Baptist Day Care
Center and co-sponsor the South Richmond Senior Center.
today is a hopeful, expectant congregation. We mandate a ministry
that is reverent yet relevant. We are contemporary without compromising
our faith or belief. We make a great statement and witness for God
through our ministries and as we look to the millennium, we are
expecting God to add His Divine Exclamation Point!