Next Live Event

As we have continued to monitor the daily Covid-19 infection rates in our immediate and surrounding communities, infections have continued to remain concerningly elevated. With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, there is probable cause to believe that infections may not decline substantially in the next couple of weeks. For that reason, the leadership at FBC believes our next best date to consider as a possible return to in-person worship is Sunday, December 6, 2020. If infection rates subside and continue to go down in the weeks ahead, we will announce an actual return date. In the meantime, we want to thank you again for your prayers, continued support and encouragement. We are hopeful that (Lord willing!) we will soon return to some sense of normalcy … please join us in praying for that to become a reality.  For now, will be live-streaming all of our regular services, so please tune in and stay tuned in.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the church office.  May God bless and keep you.

Our Vision
Our vision focuses on tomorrow and what we believe God wants us to become as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28 (Listen)

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,1 for those who are called according to his purpose.


[1] 8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good


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.
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