Friday, January 21, 2022
Live Like Jesus
We are a body of believers committed to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ. As a Southern Baptist Church, we join with likeminded Christians in spreading the gospel around the world.
Our slogan"Live Like Jesus" is more than just a catchy phrase. It reminds us that with Jesus in our hearts, we have a heart to share The Life with all those around us.  God has called us to touch the lives of everyone in our daily walk. We carry out that statement by providing our people training in lifestyle evangelism, by practicing practical missions locally and throughout the world, and offering hope and life to all those with whom we have contact.We hope that it gives you insight into just who we are.
Christ reached out to people of all ages and backgrounds and at our church we desire to do the same. That is why you will discover here ministries geared to various life stages and needs. That is why we have a place for everyone to study the Scriptures, fellowship together, and minister to others through numerous service opportunities.
What We Believe:
We believe our eternal salvation was purchased through Christ's death, burial, and resurrection and only by confessing one's sins and accepting Christ as Savior can a person receive God's grace and an eternal presence in heaven. It is each Christian's duty to develop into a fully devoted follower of Christ, availing him or herself of opportunities for Bible study, ministry, and sharing Christ with others. If you have questions about these or other beliefs we hold in common, please contact us.
Our Mission Statement:
We are a growing body of baptized believers redeemed by Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit, committed to glorifying God through:
  • Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our community and the world.
  • Assembling regularly for worship, prayer, Bible study and fellowship.
  • Helping to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
  • Nurturing and preparing believers for spiritual growth and service.
  • Preserving a wholesome, moral climate in our community.
How To Join FBC:
 If you are not a member of DeRidder FBC and desire to join our fellowship, you may do so in one of the following ways:
                 (1) By professing faith in Jesus Christ and following Him in scriptural baptism.
                 (2) By transferring your letter from another Southern Baptist church.
                 (3) By your statement of faith in Christ, and that you have experienced
                 scriptural baptism after salvation.
If you have any questions, we would love to talk with you. Just call our church office 463-9047, and we can schedule a time for one of our ministers to visit with you.
Infants and Preschoolers are cared for in a safe, secure environment by loving, trained volunteers whose goal is to partner with parents in introducing their children to the love of God. Ongoing activities include the weekly Sunday School program; periodic Parent's Night Out; MOPS (Mothers of Preshoolers); and periodic baby dedication ceremonies.
Children begin to develop a spiritual foundation that will carry them throughout their lives. Through activities such as Sunday Bible study, Vacation Bible School, Bible drill, choir, and missions organizations, we help introduce them to Jesus. 
Students are energized to carry out the Great Commission through Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Bible study along with other discipleship opportunities. Students leading Students gives young people opportunities to share with their peers, plan ministry events, and develop leadership skills.
Single Adults find purpose through their regular Bible study and worship activities. Regular fellowships help forge friendships and build stronger bonds in Christ.
Adults have countless opportunities to minister to others as well as to grow in their relationship with Christ. Regular Bible study provides in-depth discussion into God's Word and creates connections with others. Discipleship classes provide practical helps with living the Christian life. 
Senior Adults at First Baptist Church are anything but in their rocking chairs, unless they are rocking babies in the nursery. Our  Regular Bible study, monthly luncheons, and frequent trips are also on their agenda.

We want you to be a part of the blessings of God in the life of our church. We will bring you updates often on just what is happening at our church.