slide02-1024x419.jpg

Welcome to the 

First Baptist Church of Philadelphia

Sharing the Love of Christ Since 1698

 

VIDEOS

 
 
IMG_3679.jpeg

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

 

Get Involved

 

Upcoming Events

  • REFUEL
    REFUEL
    Wed, Dec 01
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 01, 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!
    Share
  • Prayer Meeting
    Prayer Meeting
    Wed, Dec 01
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 01, 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)
    Share
  • Night Prayer
    Night Prayer
    Thu, Dec 02
    Online Event
    Dec 02, 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.
    Share
  • Emmanuel Ministries
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 04
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 04, 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.
    Share
  • Sunday Worship
    Sunday Worship
    Sun, Dec 05
    Philadelphia
    Dec 05, 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!
    Share
  • Bible Study
    Bible Study
    Sun, Dec 05
    First Baptist
    Dec 05, 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!
    Share
  • Emmanuel Ministries (Logan Square)
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Dec 11
    Logan Square
    Dec 11, 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.
    Share
  • FBC Budget Meeting
    Sun, Dec 12
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia
    Dec 12, 1:00 PM EST
    First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, 123 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
    Join us after church for a short presentation on our vision and budget for 2022. All are welcome; First Baptist members will vote on the budget. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87230630650
    Share
 
Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Thanks for submitting!