About

First Baptist Church of Dayton is a progressive American Baptist church located in the heart of downtown Dayton.  We are a Christian community striving to be the “body of Christ” here in the city and beyond.  Join us as we seek to love God and our neighbors.

Our Vision : To transform lives, to energize our community, to participate in the renewal of our city, and to participate in the renewal of the mainline church by serving as an informed and spiritual creative center.

Our Strategies : The following five areas of ministry constitute the primary means of accomplishing our purpose and vision:

  • Worship (Celebrating through a blended liturgy)
  • Mission (Serving)
  • Evangelism (Inviting)
  • Discipleship (Nurturing)
  • Fellowship (Relating)

Our Values : It is our desire to honor God through our work. To that end, we will do God’s work with the qualities we most value: integrity, grace, intelligence, excellence, relevance, authenticity, passion, humility, faith, fortitude, justice, mercy, self-control, hope, inclusivity, commitment, joy, and love.

Our Denominational Affiliation

First Baptist Church of Dayton belongs to American Baptist Churches U.S.A. ABC USA has headquarters in Valley Forge , PA. FBC Dayton is a member of the ABC Ohio Region and the Dayton Area Baptist Association.

Other Denominational / Organizational Affiliations

First Baptist Church of Dayton is also a member/supporter of the following:

Alliance of Baptists
Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
Rebuilding Together Dayton

Other Recommended Organizations / Online Reading

Baptist News Global
Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty
First Amendment Center

When you come to First Baptist Church you will find an open table.
All are welcome; none are excluded.

Contact Us

First Baptist Church
111 West Monument Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Email: fbc@fbcdayton.org
Phone: (937) 222-4691
Fax: (937) 222-0649

You can contact Rev. Jason Alspaugh by email at: jalspaugh@fbcdayton.org

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