Mission and Values

Move Button Move Button

​Our Mission- 

We exist to ENGAGE our culture and community, 

ESTABLISH Biblical foundations, 

EQUIP Believers to minister,

and EMPOWER Disciples to make Disciples.

Move Button Move Button

Who We Are:

We are so glad that you're here! Take some time to look around and discover more about who we are and what we're about here at First Baptist. We pray that our church will be a place where you can experience the love of God. 

Maybe you are returning to church, or coming to church for the very first time. Or, maybe you're an active church member who just moved to town and needs to find a new church home. Whatever your story may be, you probably have a lot of questions before you visit First Baptist Church. First Baptist Church’s calling is to the town of Shelby and the surrounding rural community. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only answer to life’s pressures, questions, and difficulties. Only through a relationship with Him can we find true life and hope.

We are looking forward to you visiting with us at First Baptist soon!First Baptist Church has been ministering to families in Shelby and the surrounding area since 1954. Today we have the same goal to preach God's word in the town of Shelby and the surrounding rural community. 


What is your Sunday schedule? 

Our Worship Service is at 11:00 am 

Our Sunday Schools meet at 9:45 am 

Is there anything for my children? 

Of course! We have options for all the kiddos, from newborns through high school seniors. To know more check out the appropriate page for your kids: 

Preschool - Birth through Kindergarten

Children - 1st - 5th grade

Students - 6th - 12th grade

What do I wear? 

We don't have a dress code. On a Sunday morning you'll see some people dressed casually while others will be wearing suits. So whatever you are comfortable in is great with us. 

Where are you located? 

We are just two blocks west of Oilfield Avenue at 751 Marias Avenue. Visit our directions page to see a map and get detailed driving directions. 

At First Baptist, we want you to feel at home. You'll be surrounded by a caring, loving family of friends who will help you and your family grow; sharing in the good times and helping you shoulder the tough times. Whether you are a large family or a family of one, we invite you to see what our family at First Baptist is all about.