Our Values

Mission Statement

Because we believe in the life, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, we seek to share love, compassion and the Gospel with all people near and far.

Mission Identity

The First Baptist Church in Essex is a Christ-centered community who worships God and seeks to be faithful and open to God’s vision of compassion, healing and renewal for all creation.  We trust in God’s grace through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives and the world; we embody God’s love through:

  • prayer,
  • service to the community,
  • meaningful relationships,
  • and vibrant hospitality to people of every life circumstance, age, race, gender identity, marital status, physical or mental ability, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation.


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