A word from our pastor


On behalf of the First Baptist Church of Rutherfordton, thank you for visiting our website. Our website is an online window into the life our church, as well as an online tool for our congregation. We are a church that is committed to following Jesus Christ and sharing His good news with our community and our world in word and deed. At First Baptist, we have a diverse congregation committed to the Baptist tradition, valuing the work of the Holy Spirit in each one of our lives, as well as bringing us together for worship, discipleship and mission. As a church, our vision is to provide an environment in which we all may find and follow Jesus Christ. 

To fulfill that vision, our goal is to provide opportunities for all ages to make connections to God and each other, to immerse ourselves in Bible Study and prayer, and to provide opportunities for service in our community and world. In everything that we do, we want to communicate the love of God that we have learned and experienced from Jesus. Rooted in tradition, yet open to the movement of God’s Spirit, our prayer is that God will use us to make a difference in the lives of other people. I believe that this is God’s purpose in creating you. And, I believe that this is God’s purpose in bringing people like you together in church. 

We have a place for you. We invite you to come and grow with us, worship with us, and serve with us! 

Tim Marsh