"My soul glorifies the LORD and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior"

Luke 1:46-47

  • baptism

    We affirm that Christian baptism is an outward symbolic act representing the inward spiritual cleansing from sin that occurs when a person professes faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord and should be carried out subsequent to a profession of faith in Him. Our Lord commanded that Christians “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” Baptism is therefore a matter of obedience, a testimony to the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to a new and Godly way of life. We do not practice infant baptism, but we recognize and affirm that many born again, biblical Christians believe in the legitimacy of infant baptism, understanding it not as a sacramental act that effects salvation, but as a sacred act that introduces a child into the covenant community of faith. Jesus himself was baptized, not because of sin, but as an  initial public testimony to His complete identification with sinful humanity, culminating in the cross. Because Jesus was baptized publicly, baptism should take place in the context of a believing community where it serves as a joyous expression of personal witness. Immersion is our preferred mode of baptism since the Gospels suggest that Jesus was baptized in this way.

    If you believe the Holy Spirit is speaking to you about getting baptized please contact Pastor Lorrie Comeford   

    We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:4

  • membership

    Are you interested in becoming a member of FBC? Our membership class is an informal way to learn more about our church's Affirmation of Faith, our polity, and the process involved with becoming a member. Lunch and child care will be provided. 

    To sign up for a New Members class, email Pastor Lorrie Comeford

  • communion class

    Would you like to better understand the meaning and importance of communion?

    For more information, contact Jessica Binns

  • baby dedication

    On February 19, 2017 we welcomed two families who dedicated their children to the Lord Jesus Christ. The Morgani family: Eric, Laura and Madison. Eric and Laura brought their daughter Hayden. The Rizzo family: Stephen and Joan brought their twins Jacob and Hannah. As their church family, we share their joy. 

    On May 15, 2016 Mike and Jess Binn's dedicated their fourth son, Timothy to the Lord Jesus Christ. If you would like to dedicate your baby, please email Pastor Lorrie Comeford

  • affiliation

    The First Baptist Church of Reading is affiliated with Converge Northeast.