The members of the First Baptist Church
of Salisbury share a rich heritage of witness and service in
the name of Jesus Christ to the Salisbury community and beyond.
We are committed, individually and as a congregation, to spreading
the message of the gospel and to leading others to Christ through
outreach, witnessing and example.
Formed originally by a tiny fellowship
of Salisbury believers in 1849, the little congregation that
originally called itself the First Baptist Church of Salisbury
has grown over the years to approximately 1,600 members and become
a strong presence among the churches in the downtown Salisbury
area. Our outreach services to the local community include a
weekday preschool called the "W.E.E. Center" and a
weekly medical services community mission, in cooperation with
other area churches, called the "Good Shepherd's Clinic."
We also have Hispanic Ministry services in the Chapel each Sunday
Our church also offers other
ongoing ministries, activities and bible study opportunities,
Basketball and Cheerleading activities for kids Kindergarten
through 6th grade
- GriefShare - Grief recovery support groups
- DivorceCare - Find help and healing for the hurt of separation
- DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) - provides a safe, fun place where your children
will learn to understand their feelings, develop coping skills
and become familiar with biblical concepts that will bring them
Carolina Baptist Men
- Fellowship seeking to server the community
Activities - Ski trips
and other fun group activities for middle and high schoolers
- Young Life - We support this program bringing the news of
Jesus Christ to teenagers
- Gold and Silver - Senior fellowship
for fun and Christian service
- Local, regional and international
Missions Opportunities for all ages
First Baptist offers a wide variety
of opportunities to serve the Lord through music. We have vocal
and handbell choirs for all ages, a summer music camp for children,
youth and adult praise and worship musical groups and we're the
home of the annual "Living Christmas Tree" service,
a holiday tradition in Salisbury.
Over the years the church has
moved to newer and larger facilities twice. The main part of
our current church building, including the sanctuary and the
steeple, was constructed in 1952 with later additions completed
in the 1960's. The main building includes a large fellowship
hall under the sanctuary where Wednesday "Family Night"
meals are served, a church parlor, a library, a chapel, church
offices and numerous rooms for Sunday School classes. A
small prayer room is housed at the base of the steeple, which
is built to one side of the sanctuary.
The most recent addition to our
campus has been the acquisition of the former Salisbury YMCA
building across the street from the front entrance to the church
sanctuary. Renamed the "First Ministry Center" or "FMC,"
this beautiful facility allows us to accommodate larger groups
and to offer new programs and events such as our "Upward
Basketball" program for boys and girls. We're excited about
the new opportunities for ministry afforded to us by the addition
of this new building, and we invite you to visit the FMC on Wednesday
or Sunday nights when activities are going on.
Please come visit us! We trust
that you will find that First Baptist Church of Salisbury is
the church home that you are looking for.... a loving and supportive
body of believers where you can find real meaning and purpose
for your life, and a wholesome environment for your children.
Call us if we can answer any questions about our church!