We are First Baptist Church of Traverse City.
We are located at 244 Washington Street, behind Park Place Hotel, and next to Family and Probate Court.
We meet each and every Sunday at 10:30am for a Worship Service/Gathering, Coffee Time. We have Sunday School at 9:30am each week.
We believe in the Bible as God’s Word and do our best to live by its principles each and every day.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God and is the only way of salvation.
We are American Baptists. We are part of the American Baptist USA denomination and partner with other ABC-USA churches for missions and mutual support. American Baptist USA is comprised of over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members across the United States and Puerto Rico. It is a diverse denomination which we celebrate and embrace.
We believe in prayer and the power of prayer.
We are a relaxed, genuine, warm and authentic people. We don’t try to be who we are not but instead seek to be the best us we can be. This means we aren’t perfect, but instead rely on grace and love to get through each day. We extend this to others.
We are community minded. We try to find needs in the community we can meet with the Love of Christ. We try to “do good” not because we have to but because we want to love our neighbor as ourselves.
We are a global people. We believe in not just doing good locally but also around the world. We partner with missionaries, agencies, and other people all throughout our world to help people know the love of God found in Christ.
We are a missional people. We understand we have a responsibility to bring the Gospel to others. We try to live a Gospel-centered life that others will find loving and truthful, in everything we do. The Gospel is something we learn on Sundays but is lived out each and everyday.
Our Pastor is Pastor MaryBeth Robertson. Pastor MaryBeth started at First Baptist Church January 2016. She is the only staff member of the church and seeks to love God and love people.