OUR HOPE

Heaven is not based on the merits of man but on the mercy of God. In other words, eternal life will not be earned with "good works" because your redemption was purchased by the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Therefore, salvation is to be received as a gift by believing in Jesus Christ and receiving Him as your Savior. The Bible verse below, Romans 6:23, is divided into 3 parts to help you understand your need of the Savior.
"For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord."
Romans 6:23

THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH

You were born in Adam's likeness, spiritually dead and inherently a sinner. Romans 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Man, like Adam is a sinner and like Adam he will die. According to Romans 6:23 eternal death and separation from God is the payment for sin however, Christ died as a ransom for sin to purchase your eternal redemption. Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

The Gift of God is Eternal Life

Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Eternal life will not be merited by good works or moral conduct. Man will not be justified by his own goodness but by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Your eternal salvation was purchased by Jesus Christ therefore we must receive it as a gift by believing on Him. John 1:12, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."

Through Jesus Christ our Lord

1John 5:11-13, "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." The substitutionary death of Christ satisfied the justice of God. Romans 10:9, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."

Our Beliefs

Our faith is anchored in the Bible, God’s Holy Word. At First Baptist we believe the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God; that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We further believe that God has wonderfully preserved His Word in its smallest detail so that we might have His standard by which to live for His glory. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 24:35)


OUR PURPOSE

Exalting
the Lord

Psalm 34:3

Edifying
the Church

Ephesians 4:11-12

Exhorting
One Another

Hebrews 10:25

Evangelizing
the World

Matthew 28:19-20

Our Pastors



Pastor Faulk

TOM A. FAULK
Senior Pastor

Pastor Faulk and his wife Laura were saved on Sunday, March 19, 1978 at the Cleveland Baptist Church in Brooklyn, OH under the preaching of Dr. Roy Thompson, the founding pastor. Confident of a call to preach in October of that same year Pastor enrolled at Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, IN to prepare for ministry. He began in the Fall semester of 1979 majoring in Pastoral Theology and graduated in 1984. Pastor and Laura have faithfully served the Lord for nearly 40 years. 25 of those years have been in New England. They have 4 married children and 11 grandchildren.


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Pastor McCarthy

AARON M. MCCARTHY
Assistant Pastor

Pastor McCarthy upon being led of God moved to Massachusetts in June of 2010 to assist Pastor Faulk. Brother McCarthy serves as the Assistant pastor and youth director. Saved at age 20, Bro. McCarthy gave his heart to the Lord. Not long after his salvation decision, he knew God was calling him to preach. For the next several years, he completed a Bible Institute program. In 2016, he was ordained to the pastoral ministry. Aaron and his wife, Shannon including their two children Lauryn and Greyson love serving at FBC.

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