First Baptist Church Vicksburg has a passion for its community and a desire to reach those in it. God calls us to go into all the world. We believe He has gifted us for such a time as this to use our gifts and resources to extend His kingdom and reach those around us for the Lord Jesus Christ.
Each week, our pastoral team brings powerful messages that inspire us to “Love God, Love People, and Live the Gospel.”
THOUGHTS FROM OUR MEMBERS
NATE & MEREDITH CLIFTON
Being new to Vicksburg in 2011, we were in search of a church where we could belong, learn, and grow in our faith together as newlyweds.
Becoming active in our Sunday School class helped us to make friends quickly and easily.
We now have three children (ages 6, 4, & 2) and know from personal experience that finding a church family that encourages your children to grow in their love for Jesus daily is truly a blessing and a joy.
If you are looking to find a church home, please visit FBCV where you will be welcomed with kindness and sincerity.
DAVID & PATTY BALDWIN
We were married at FBC Vicksburg and raised our family in this church. Church has been, and continues to be, the focal point in our lives. After we retired, we traveled a lot and enjoyed retirement, but we felt that God was calling us to be more involved in missions. We began to volunteer at the free medical/dental clinic that our church sponsors. Then, when Hurricane Katrina hit and victims evacuated from the Coast, our church opened it doors to 235 people and became a shelter. This experience prompted so many people in our church to commit even more deeply to mission work…locally, nationally, and across the globe.
We are so grateful to God for the many ministry opportunities He continues to give us and the FBCV family to share the love of Christ.
I was raised a member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg, but that didn't stop me from feeling lost when I moved back home after college. All at once I went from being constantly surrounded by close friends and an endless stream of activities to my first "big girl" job and a quieter daily life. As a single woman in my 20s, I had no clue where I fit in a sea of young families with children, middle-aged parents with teenagers, and retirees - not just at church, but in Vicksburg as a whole. It was, without question, one of the most difficult seasons of my life.
After months of praying for a sense of belonging, I began to find my footing - supported all along by my church family. I was blessed to be a part of the renewal of our singles ministry, something that had not been needed for some time but became a catalyst for growth as God brought person after person in my exact life phase through our doors. I've met some of the most precious friends I'll ever have because of this ministry, and over the course of the journey First Baptist Church has become more than "my parents' church." It is the place where I belong.