The vision of First Baptist Church is of a church that:
- Provides a place where people of all ages can experience love, acceptance, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement.
- Shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with the people who reside in and around Putnam County.
- Welcomes persons into fellowship where they can experience God exalting worship in His empowering presence.
- Develops people, young and old, into fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ through a discipleship process that is Biblically relevant.
- Equips every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover their God given giftedness, and by enlisting them in active ministry (lay ministry) within the community of faith and surrounding area.
- Sends out missionaries and church workers (from the local church) into our community, state and around the world. Every member would be equipped to disciple and reproduce (multiplication).
- Fully supports mission endeavors through giving, mission trips, and personal relationships with missionaries.
- Is a Regional Church with a technologically developed sanctuary, a God exalting worship, a counseling and prayer center, classrooms for Bible study and training lay leaders, and a recreation area for fellowship and ministry – touching people in Putnam and surrounding counties to fulfill for our purpose as seen in Jesus Christ – here in Hurricane, WV.
As a result, the Hurricane area will be different in ten – fifteen years, with a Christian influence being increasingly felt in homes, business, education, and the political arena.