What we believe

We affirm the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message. Click here to learn more: 2000 BF&M. 


First Baptist Church exists to exalt and glorify God and to edify and encourage its members to love and honor Him through lives of obedience, worship, and love for one another. As a fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, we commit to affect our community and the world with the message of the gospel. Every Member is uniquely gifted and essential, and every ministry is designed to fulfill this purpose. We value the centrality of the Word of God both in our personal and corporate lives. Every small group teaches God's life- giving Word. Every song conveys the truths of Scripture. Every message "exposes" the transforming truths of the Bible.


We value fellowship. Time spent together as a body (both structured and casual) is important to our unity and shared mission. We value corporate worship. When we gather to praise, our focus is on singing, praying, testifying, giving, and preaching that exalts the Living God!   We value ministry to one another - and to others. Understanding that the Spirit enables every true believer to serve others, we encourage each one to find his/her place of service in the body and "through love to serve one another." To discover more about what we believe and how you can join us in worship and service, please contact the church office.

First Baptist Church

824 West Main Street

New Roads, LA 70760

225-638-7541