OUR Vision

First Baptist Church Henrietta continues a long history of focusing its ministry on Biblical truth. The roots of the inerrant and absolute Word of God run deep and remain bold and uncompromised by a changing culture. Jesus Christ is the head of this church and is worthy of our praise and commitment. Jesus is our leader and example, and the Holy Spirit is our guide. 

The church body consists of those who have placed their faith in Jesus Christ and have trusted Him for eternal life. The collective family of members love, encourage, teach, disciple, equip, and serve each other. The church shines a light of love and truth to those outside its walls.

Loving God

Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Matthew 22:37

  • Spirit-filled, authentic, corporate worship services where the focus is on God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit and people worshipping enthusiastically with their presence, their songs, their testimonies, their prayers, and their attention to the Word of God. (Colossians 3:15- 17)
  • Periodic remembrance of Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection through observation of the Lord’s Supper. (1 Corinthians11:23-26)
  • The collective celebration as people confess Christ as Lord and obediently follow in baptism. (Romans 6:4)
  • People discovering their God-given spiritual gifts and using them to serve God and others. (1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:11-12, 1 Peter 4:10)
  • People being good stewards of their time and money to the glory of God. (Psalm 90:12, 2 Corinthians 9:7, Colossians 3:23-24)
  • Growth as the by-product of hearts that are fully His. (Ephesians 3:16-19)


Isaiah 34:16
Acts 17:11

  • Biblical truth as the foundation, upon which all programs and activities are built, with an emphasis
    on an intergenerational approach. (Matthew 7:24-25, 2 Timothy 3:16) 
  • The Word of Truth being sought, taught, studied, preached, proclaimed, memorized, and applied
    through Life groups and other small groups, sermons, choirs, discipleship, and other ministries.
    (Psalm 119:9-16, 2 Timothy 4:1-2)
  • A continuing Bible-based Children’s ministry with a strong VBS and emphasis on music and missions.
    (Deuteronomy 6:7)
  • A continuing Bible-based Youth ministry that values Christ, community, and compassion. (Romans
  • Our mission to take the Word of Truth into the community, the state, the nation, and the world.
    (Acts 1:8)

Serving People

Leviticus 19:34
Matthew 22:37

  • Increased intentional opportunities to share our faith and the Word of Truth with non-believers as we go into the community. (Matthew 28:19-20) 
  • Continued growth of missional outreach and partnering with other nonprofit Christian entities to meet the needs of people and further the cause of Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:9, Matthew 25:31-41)
  • A church family which welcomes guests, seeks to develop relationships with them, and reaches out to parents and family members of children and youth who attend Wednesday night and other church activities.
  • A church family relating to all generations to show unconditional love to each other, praying for each other, caring for each other’s needs, sharing joy and grief. (Galatians 6:2, Romans 12:15, I John 3:16-18)
  • A church family united in purpose with a prayerful vision with strong connections and communication with multiple opportunities for fellowship. (John 17:20-23, Hebrews 10:24-26)
  • Easy to navigate facilities which provide a safe, secure environment for all who enter, can accommodate a large group gathering, and enhance community outreach.
  • Strong coordination and connection of leadership. (Jeremiah 3:15, Ephesians 4:11-12) 
  • A church that uses up-to-date technology and media as a tool to enhance worship, communication, connection, outreach, and church administration.