Welcome to First Baptist Church . . .
We know that when we say “Baptist” it conjures up many different images of what that means. So what kind of Baptist are we?
We are Baptists who worship an inclusive Christ; we invite all people, regardless of color, gender, sexual orientation, or station in life, to be on their journey of faith, exploring what it means to follow Christ together. We deliberately work to make room for many different perspectives and life experiences; young and old, different cultures, different faith experiences, all coming together and sharing the richness of our faith with one another.
We are Baptists who are less concerned with doctrinal statements and more concerned with seeking the wisdom of scripture, tradition and our own faith experiences in making sense of our lives today and counting on the Holy Spirit to reveal it to us.
We are Baptists who, whether you are a believer, a seeker or a doubter, invite you to develop and foster your faith in an environment that is encouraging and safe.
We are Baptists who see faith not as something we have, but as something we do; who love beyond our congregation to the community and the world, not to manipulate people into becoming one of us, but to do good for the sake of doing good and contributing to the world.
We are Baptists who don’t claim to be the only way to be in relationship with God, but focus on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, seeing Christ as the lens through which we make sense of the world and God’s activity in it.
We are Baptists who are an inclusive, progressive voice in Salt Lake City, building on over a century of faithful witness as we seek to be relevant today.
We invite you to explore further and get to know us through this website or in person at any of our programs. There are opportunities for all ages to grow, learn and serve. Please join us for worship on Sundays, at 11:00 a.m. If you have any questions or would like to hear more about the church, please give us a call at 801-582-4921.