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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, Oct 17
    Philadelphia
    Oct 17, 11:30 AM
    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, Oct 17
    First Baptist
    Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
    First Baptist, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our weekly time of reflection and exploration of Scripture. We hope you'll join us!
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  • Unclobbered
    Wed, Oct 20
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 20, 6:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    This is a class dedicated to "un-clobbering" the 6-7 verses in Scripture that have been traditionally used to condemn the LGBT+ community. Come for one session or come to all!
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  • REFUEL
    REFUEL
    Wed, Oct 20
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 20, 7:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for Midweek Worship at FBC-Philadelphia. We hope it can "top you off"!
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  • Night Prayer
    Night Prayer
    Thu, Oct 21
    Online Event
    Oct 21, 9:00 PM
    Online Event
    Close your week with a night prayer! Be still and be blessed. Thursdays @ 9pm YouTube: https://bit.ly/2VfOqni Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LjefRN www.firstbaptistphiladelphia.org
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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Sat, Oct 23
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 23, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    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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  • Sunday Worship
    Sunday Worship
    Sun, Oct 24
    Philadelphia
    Oct 24, 11:30 AM
    Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    The highlight of our week--join us as we celebrate and experience our Creator together!
    Share
  • Bible Study
    Bible Study
    Sun, Oct 24
    First Baptist
    Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
    First Baptist, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Our weekly time of reflection and exploration of Scripture. We hope you'll join us!
    Share
  • Unclobbered
    Wed, Oct 27
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 27, 6:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    This is a class dedicated to "un-clobbering" the 6-7 verses in Scripture that have been traditionally used to condemn the LGBT+ community. Come for one session or come to all!
    Share
  • REFUEL
    REFUEL
    Wed, Oct 27
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 27, 7:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for Midweek Worship at FBC-Philadelphia. We hope it can "top you off"!
    Share
  • Night Prayer
    Night Prayer
    Thu, Oct 28
    Online Event
    Oct 28, 9:00 PM
    Online Event
    Close your week with a night prayer! Be still and be blessed. Thursdays @ 9pm YouTube: https://bit.ly/2VfOqni Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LjefRN www.firstbaptistphiladelphia.org
    Share
  • FBC does Dorney Park
    Sat, Oct 30
    Dorney Park
    Oct 30, 9:00 AM – 11:30 PM
    Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
    Join us for a spooky day at Dorney Park's annual Fright Fest. Be sure to register if you plan on joining us for this all-day excursion!
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  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Sat, Oct 30
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Oct 30, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    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.
    Share
  • Sunday Worship
    Sunday Worship
    Sun, Oct 31
    Philadelphia
    Oct 31, 11:30 AM
    Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    The highlight of our week--join us as we celebrate and experience our Creator together!
    Share
  • Unclobbered
    Wed, Nov 03
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Nov 03, 6:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    This is a class dedicated to "un-clobbering" the 6-7 verses in Scripture that have been traditionally used to condemn the LGBT+ community. Come for one session or come to all!
    Share
  • REFUEL
    REFUEL
    Wed, Nov 03
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Nov 03, 7:00 PM
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us for Midweek Worship at FBC-Philadelphia. We hope it can "top you off"!
    Share
  • Night Prayer
    Night Prayer
    Thu, Nov 04
    Online Event
    Nov 04, 9:00 PM
    Online Event
    Close your week with a night prayer! Be still and be blessed. Thursdays @ 9pm YouTube: https://bit.ly/2VfOqni Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LjefRN www.firstbaptistphiladelphia.org
    Share
  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Sat, Nov 06
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Nov 06, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    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.
    Share
 
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