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Welcome to First Baptist Church

A Church for Christ in the Christmas City”, has been a central theme of our church for 150 years of ministry. While our home is certainly connected to this rich heritage in Bethlehem, PA we have grown our ministry influence throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and beyond!

People have been drawn to our meaningful worship expressed in both contemporary and traditional worship services.  Our commitment to making disciples has led us to develop effective ministries such as our outstanding Sunday School program with classes for children, middle and high school students, young adults, adults and adults with physical and mental challenges.

Ministry at FBC is more than Sunday!  We have small groups meeting throughout the week including those designed for specific needs. Please check our website for the various programs and ministries throughout the year for both youth and adults.

Contemporary Praise and Worship Service

May 28, 2023 8:30 am

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Our Vision



FBC responds to the call of Christ to go and make disciples. We strive to be a missional people who share the Gospel inviting all to the love of God through Jesus Christ and the empowerment of His living Spirit. Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. We join Him in this process of “disciplevangelism” wanting all to know the promise of abundant and eternal life. We want to invite people to join us for worship, fellowship and study, but our greatest desire is that they would come to know God and to find life in Christ. Led by the Spirit we seek to take this message of Hope outside our walls.

Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 9:37-38, Luke 19:10, 2 Peter 3:9, John 3:16:17


FBC is a community of faith which actively seeks to connect people to God and one another. In our fragmented world our desire is to connect people to the Lord through meaningful encounters of worship, prayer and transformative study of God’s Word. Through this community of faith we seek to connect people to one another in healthy, vital and loving relationships. As a Christ-like community we seek to welcome, encourage, care and establish bonds of mature Christian relationships.

I John 4:12, Ephesians 5:2, Philippians 2:1-2, Hebrews 10:25


FBC is a body of believers which seeks to grow – spiritually, in devotion to Christ and His Kingdom, and numerically. Through the guidance of the Holy Spirit we seek His empowerment to grow. Programs come and go as tools for ministry, but the work of God through the Word and the Spirit are the constants that enliven us for growth. We desire to grow in love and wisdom deepening our passion for and knowledge of God. We seek to be growing as disciples of Christ to full maturity of faith.

Colossians 2:6-6, Matthew 4:19, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 1:9-11, 2 Peter 1:3-11


FBC is a Christian Community with a missional purpose. We seek to serve one another in Christian love and to take this Christ-like love to the Lehigh Valley, our region, and globally around the world. We are concerned with issues of physical need and spiritual struggle. We are called to share the Gospel of Christ into issues of justice, the needs of the poor and those going through times of great need or suffering. We pray and seek God’s resources of justice, peace, forgiveness and restoration. We also endeavor to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the various contexts of ministry to which we are called to serve. We desire to live out our mission in word and deed, faith and action.

Micah 6:8, John 12:26, 1 Peter 4:10, Romans 12:9-13, Matthew 20:25-28

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