First Baptist Church
We are an independent, friendly, loving family church. Our desire is to exalt our Savior Jesus Christ, see lost souls saved, and continually grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior. Join us and experience the true love of Christ!
We believe that everything begins with God’s Word.
We believe that the Bible is the very Word of God, divinely inspired and preserved for us today. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We believe in One true God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 1:7). We believe that God created all things, including mankind, in six literal days (Genesis 1-2). Therefore, we believe that God is over all; He sets the rules, establishes law, and rules in the affairs of men (Colossians 1:16-17; Exodus 20; Daniel 4:17). God is holy, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, infinite, eternal, and is self-described in Exodus 34:6-7 as, “The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty.”
We believe that every man and woman is born innately sinful and prone to wickedness (Romans 3:23; 5:12). We believe that salvation from sin is a grace of God, through faith in the work of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). The Gospels tell us that Jesus the Son of God became human flesh through the virgin birth, lived a perfectly sinless life, died on a cross, went to Hell for three days, conquered death and Hell on the third day, ascended into heaven to the right hand of God, and will one day return to earth to judge sin and wrong and establish His kingdom for eternity. He offers salvation from sin to all who will call upon Him in faith (Romans 10:8-13).
At Hotchkiss First Baptist we strive to minister the Word of God to all people of all ages. On Sunday morning we offer Bible studies for kids, teens, young adults, and older adults (9:45AM). Pastor Jake preaches the Bible during our Sunday morning and evening worship services (11AM & 5PM), and he leads an adult Bible study on Wednesdays (7PM). Sunday night UndeniableYOUTH is for teens (5PM). Come and join our teens and Pastor James as they worship and dive into God’s Word. Finally, we offer AWANA or YouthCONNECT (games, Bible, and snacks) for kids every Wednesday (6:30PM). We invite you to check out more of our ministries to find something for you.