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Moved by the Spirit of God, a small group of His followers organized to form a new church in the Albany area to  reach the community with the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ.  For over 50 years First Baptist has sought to lead people into a personal relationship with their Savior.


We are real people committed to a common vision, joined together in the covenant love of our Creator. We believe in multicultural, multigenerational ministry, who’s sole intention is to reach our community for Christ. We firmly believe that you should come as you are to the feet of Jesus, for He is capable of transforming a broken and contrite heart into a blooming soul that brings Him joy. Our gatherings are very casual but we make it a priority to focus our attention on God's Word and to give Him all the glory in everything we do.

"So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit."

Ephesians 2:19-22


We're not a bunch of "super Christians."  We all fail, we all sin, daily.  We ask for forgiveness, bear one an other's burdens and press on.  We are grateful for undeserved redemption, astonished by amazing Grace, healed by forgiveness, humbled by the divine invitation to be included in the greatest cause on earth. The realization of this truth is what inspires us to worship the Lord for he is worthy of all our praise

"but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."

Ephesians 4:15-16


We serve a good and perfect God. The nations are His dwelling and our lives are His vessels. We have compassion for the poor, and our hearts are open to the rich. We believe that a living faith is an active faith. There are many ways to get involved with serving at First Baptist. Just say the word and we can find a ministry that is right for you and help you grow as you engage in God's mission to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every corner of the world.