Jesus said, "As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13.24b) Jesus calls us to love one another. That is our goal here at First Baptist! - to be a "church with a heart for Jesus."

We believe that showing Jesus' love includes: caring and connecting with others; building up believers to be stronger servants of Jesus; reaching out to our community and world with loving actions and Jesus' message. We also believe that we are called to show our "Heart for Jesus" through our worship, our Christlike lifestyle, and our growing faith.

As you join us for worship or activities we hope you will experience Jesus' love in tangible and active ways.

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired and the authoritative word of God.
  • We believe in God the Son, Jesus Christ, who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and was crucified for the sins of mankind.
  • We believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from Death; in His ascension to the right hand of The Father, and His future personal return in power and glory.

  • We believe the personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, and Lord¬† is essential and sufficient for salvation.
  • We believe the Holy Spirit blesses every believer with spiritual gifts which are to be used for the edification and building-up of the Body of Christ (The Church).

  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost;¬† the saved to eternal life in God's heavenly presence, and the lost to eternal damnation and endless suffering.

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Jesus Christ, as The Church, or the Body of Christ.

Click the green play button below to hear our Sermon Message from 10-04-15...


We are pleased to announce that recordings of past Sunday Sermons are now available! Just go to the Sermon Archive Page. The Sermon Archive will be updated weekly!

Our Service is a blend of traditional and contemporary. We sing traditional hymns and worship choruses. A message based on readings from the Bible is also shared each week.


Contact Information...

First Baptist Church of Rochester
1000 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975