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Welcome to the 

First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Sharing the Love of Christ Since 1698

 

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Rev. James Williams,

Pastor

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia. For over 320 years, FBC-Philadelphia has served as a consistent and prophetic voice within the City of Philadelphia. From our humble beginnings as a small-but-dedicated group of abolitionist Baptists until present day, we have been dedicated to fostering spiritual growth in our community, all-the-while serving those whom Jesus identified as “the least of these” (Matthew 25:40) – the poor, the sick, the lonely, the marginalized, the oppressed, and the destitute. We have made it our mission to make the Kingdom of God known “on earth as it is in heaven”. And while our efforts have looked different throughout the centuries, our purpose has never changed.

As always, we are in the process of re-envisioning and reimagining what it looks like to be the people of Christ in our city; this is particularly true during this coronavirus-19 pandemic. As you explore our pages, I’d like to invite you to join us in this process. Please reach out to us — don’t be a stranger! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We love you, and we’re honored to get to know you.

In Christ,

Pastor James

 

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Upcoming Events

  • Sunday Worship
    Sunday Worship
    Sun, Jan 30
    Philadelphia
    Jan 30, 11:30 AM – 12:40 PM
    Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    The highlight of our week--join us as we celebrate and experience our Creator together!
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  • Bible Study
    Bible Study
    Sun, Jan 30
    First Baptist
    Jan 30, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
    First Baptist, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our weekly time of reflection and exploration of Scripture. This is where we engage Scripture in community and ask the "big questions". We hope you'll join us!
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  • REFUEL
    REFUEL
    Wed, Feb 02
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Feb 02, 7:00 PM – 7:40 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for Midweek Fellowship at FBC-Philadelphia. We talk, eat, sing, pray, play games--whatever we feel like. It's simple, casual, and beautiful, and we hope you'll be a part of it! We'll be in the main Narthex to the church (through the "big red doors").
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  • Prayer Meeting
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Feb 02
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Feb 02, 7:40 PM – 8:30 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our community tries to be intentional about praying together regularly. If you would like to give or receive prayer, we would love to have you join us. We'll be in the First Baptist Sanctuary. If you have any prayer requests, you can submit them on our Prayer Request page (tab at top)
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  • Night Prayer
    Night Prayer
    Thu, Feb 03
    Online Event
    Feb 03, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM
    Online Event
    Close your week with a night prayer! Released live on Thursdays @ 9pm, pray with us as refocus and recenter our lives on God. Be still and be blessed.
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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 05
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Feb 05, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St
    Join us in serving some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable--those suffering from homelessness and food insecurity.
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  • Coat Drive
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Feb 11
    Philadelphia
    Feb 11, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    With your participation, we hope to clothe, feed, and share love with hundreds of Philly's most vulnerable.
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  • Emmanuel Ministries (Logan Square)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Feb 12
    Logan Square
    Feb 12, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Logan Square, 200 N 19th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us as we hand out food, clothing, love, and light to those suffering from homelessness and food insecurity.
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