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About First Baptist

We are a body of believers committed to worshipping and serving Jesus Christ.

As a Southern Baptist Church, we join with like-minded Christians in spreading the Gospel around the world. We place and emphasis on worshipping the Lord, studying God's Word, and ministering to families. We also desire to serve others and reach out to others with the Good News. 

Our Heritage

First Baptist Church of Fort Walton Beach was formed in May 1946. Our original sanctuary groundbreaking took place in April 1948, and our "Temporary" Sanctuary was dedicated January 1962. It currently serves as the children's building.

Other new construction followed through the years, including the dedication of the present sanctuary on April 9th, 2000, and our Christian Life Center, which serves as our student building, in the fall of 2007. Dr. Wade Humphries was called as our current pastor in 2018. 

Our Vision

We desire to abide in Christ. We will stay close to Jesus by walking with Him personally and worshipping Him corporately. We also want to connect people to small group Bible studies so that they can experience growth in their faith. 

We also desire to Advance the Gospel. We will make disciples in our neighborhoods, the nations, and the next generation. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes. 

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