It’s always wise to have a purpose. It is no different for a church. In fact purpose becomes very important because of the eternal implications!
Our purpose statement, based on Acts 2: 42-47, expresses WHAT we are called to do: to pray and live daily to fulfill the five purposes, Worship, Fellowship, Maturity, Ministry and Evangelism.
To Honor and Serve Jesus, we ...
Joyfully praise God
Encourage each other
Strive for maturity in Christ
Use our gifts to serve Jesus
Share Jesus with Others
As stated, our purpose is WHAT we do. The Vision of First Baptist Church of Gresham is WHY we do those things.
Our vision is based on Matthew 22: 36 when Jesus was asked what’s the greatest commandment. We took Jesus’ answer to heart and developed a simple, memorable phrase that is to guide all that we do; “Becoming fully devoted followers of Christ, drawing others to Him.”
We recognize that the key to our Faith is our relationship with God and next to that is our relationship with others.
The people of First Baptist Church of Gresham are a committed, loving body of Christ. We know Him and love Him. We continually strive to follow Him and obey Him.
Do you want to know Him more? Spend some time with us!
Our fellowship was founded in 1882 as the Bethel Baptist Church and the first building was built in 1886. In 1962 a new sanctuary and fellowship hall replaced the parsonage. In 1978 the old building was moved to the city park so a large addition with class rooms and larger fellowship hall could be added to the new building.
We are a member of American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast - ABCCPC.