What Do I Need to Know?
Our church Worship service time is Sundays at 10:00a.
It is a “come as you are”, casual atmosphere with contemporary style music.
We have Adult Bible classes at 9:00a on Sunday mornings.
These are classes to help you grow spiritually and personally.
Nursery and KidCity, a full children’s program for ages 0-6th grade is provided from 10:00a – 11:15a on Sundays.
Various Small Groups and Bible study groups meet throughout the week.
When are your service times?
Where is Fresno First?
We are located in Fresno, CA at 1400 E. Saginaw Way, easy to get to from anywhere in the greater Fresno/Clovis area. Conveniently located off Fwy. 41 – Ashlan exit to Blackstone, left on Blackstone, right on Saginaw. (1 block west of Blackstone and north of Dakota) Click for Directions
Click here to view or print our First Baptist Church Campus Map if you would like to locate a specific classroom or familiarize yourself with our campus before you come.
What can I expect as a new visitor?
We have greeters at the front door who greet everyone, not just visitors. You will notice that this church is made up of people of every age group and walk of life. It is a reflection of our diverse city and world. You’ll get a hello at the door, and an invitation to receive a “Gift Bag” especially for our new guests.
Sundays include church worship at 10:00a and various classes you can participate in at 9:00a. You will be warmly received but not singled out in an uncomfortable way.
What does Fresno First have for each member of my family?
Fresno First offers worship, grow, and service opportunities for all ages. Adult classes meet on Sundays; Bible studies during the week at various times.
Small Groups involve adults of all ages meeting in small groups for discipleship and fellowship. Students, High school group and Middle School group on Wednesday nights.
KidCity, our Children’s ministry, offers many activities to challenge and excite your kids on Sunday Mornings. Many events and activities involve everyone in local outreach, service and mission projects. Check on the “Ministries Page”.
What Bible Studies are offered?
Fresno First offers several opportunities for Bible study. The Fresno Men’s Bible Study Fellowship meets on campus weekly. There are Men’s and Women’s Bible studies on Wednesday evenings and Women’s studies on campus on Thursdays. Adult studies are also held every Sunday morning on various studies and topics as well as studies in homes throughout the week as part of Small Groups.
How do I join Fresno First?
Fresno First offers a “Partnership Class” that any interested person may attend. This is the class to attend if you want to become a “member” (which we call Partners), if you want to be baptized, or if you just want to find out more about our church.
What about financial giving?
At Fresno First we believe and teach the Biblical principle of the tithe, or ten percent, with regard to our financial giving to God’s work. We also encourage generosity in support of mission and special projects, needs, and opportunities whether local or around the world. Giving is possible through online giving, automatic withdrawal, mail service, or in person as part of our regular worship gatherings.
How do I get involved?
We believe there is a place for everyone to get involved and make a difference in keeping with one’s spiritual gifts, areas of passion, and personal interest and style.
What kind of ministries does Fresno First have?
Ministries and programs are currently in place which are focused on every age group in the family from nursery age children through adults of all ages.
What special programs are held at Fresno First?
Fresno First is a busy place! There are many community based groups and special help and support groups who use the campus. Examples would be NA groups; Adult Education and training classes; Men’s Bible Study Fellowship; Central Valley Prayer group; to name a few.
What Does Fresno First Believe?
What Do We Believe?
We are a biblically-based church committed to presenting the Gospel and inviting people to experience the full life that Jesus promises.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. God There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. …He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel…and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. …This church is an autonomous body. …The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.
Baptism & the Lord’s Supper
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
The Lord’s Day
The first day of the week is the Lord’s Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
Evangelism & Missions
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations … to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. God is the creator and owner and believers are the managers. Christians have a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
Christ’s people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian organizations as well as social institutions where possible and profitable for the well being of society.
Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. …Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. …The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God’s image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. …Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.