Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Vision

To joyfully become an international and intergenerational congregation that loves Jesus and makes Him known in the heart of Calgary and beyond.

First Baptist Church (FBC) is a diverse community of people following Jesus together.  

We are Diverse – old, young and from all over the world. Our worship gatherings represent the world that has come to Calgary, and are living proof that Jesus is the hope of every nation, and the Lord of every people.  Although our services are in English, Spanish and Amharic, you will hear other languages from other places over coffee and throughout the week.

We are a Community of People – Our diversity makes us different, but Jesus makes us one.  Although we come from all over the world we celebrate our differences safely because God is our Common Father, and his Spirit resides in us all.

We are Following Jesus – Jesus is our leader, and we follow him.  In fact, Rule #1 at FBC is that “God is in charge – He tells us what to do”.  We believe that the Church is an organism, not an organization;  it is a Body, not a business;  it is the bride and Jesus is the groom. 

We are Together – We think that Calgary needs to see a people who demonstrate what it looks like to live togetherunder the lordship of Jesus Christ.  So we take seriously the “together” word and try to practice being together as much as we can.  With so many nations represented at First, this is both a challenge and a joy.