Who We Are…
Slogan: Walking Together in Faith, On Mission for Christ.
First Baptist Church of Marion is a community of faith on mission to be God’s people and presence throughout the world. Following the leadership of God’s Son, Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we seek to worship God in word and action, to love and support one another, and to share the Good News.
Brief Statement of Identity:
First Baptist Church of Marion was established in 1862. Today, we continue to be a community of faith on mission to be God’s people and presence throughout the world.
We are a moderate, family-centered Baptist church. We believe, as a body of believers, we are uniquely called and gifted to worship God and serve humanity in this place and time. Our church family emphasizes the fellowship of believers, encouraging one another to grow in relationship to Christ and His world.
Our congregation values and cherishes the biblically-based beliefs of our Baptist forebears including the autonomy of the local church, religious freedom, priesthood of all believers, the unique revelation of God in scripture, believer’s baptism, traditional worship, and hands-on Christian ministry.
Our church seeks God’s will in worship, and in individual and corporate ministry and service. As a servant church, we support our neighbors with faithful concern for individuals within the church and neighborhood, even to the ends of the earth. We believe that we are uniquely responsible for sharing God’s Good News and for making our community a better one for all of its citizens.
As we seek to accomplish our Christian ministry in unity and cooperation with other Baptist and Christian churches and bodies, we currently partner with the Blue Ridge Baptist Association, the Western North Carolina Baptist Network, the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (National), and the Baptist World Alliance.
Global Missions Partners
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (Global)
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
Local Mission Partners:
Blue Ridge Baptist Association
Primera Iglesia Bautista Ebenezer of Marion
Pastor Armando Juarez
Western North Carolina Baptist Fellowship