About Aiken’s First Baptist Church
Aiken’s First Baptist Church is growing in the way of Jesus together in a community of God’s love and grace so that the world may be made new. We commit ourselves to worshiping God, following Jesus, studying scripture with an open heart and inquisitive mind, serving one another and our neighbors in tangible ways, and loving all.
We have been a part of the Aiken community for over 200 years and regard that reality not only as a source of pride but also as a calling to seek the good of the community to which we belong. We are a congregation with a forward-thinking heritage—we have recognized the equal calling of men and women to all levels of leadership and ministry for many years—and we seek to carry that open-minded faithfulness into the hopes and challenges of the future before us all. Denominationally, we partner with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and are grateful for the good work that partnership empowers for the sake of God’s kingdom locally, nationally, and around the world.
As a community of faith, we aren’t afraid of questions, but rather find them to be invigorating to faith. As fellow travelers on the road of life, we aren’t afraid of pain, but rather find that pain shared more quickly gives way to peace and joy. As followers of Jesus, we aren’t perfect, and we don’t expect any else to be perfect either. As people working for the repair of God’s good world, we can’t promise to have all the answers to all the problems of life, but we can promise to be together, to work hand in hand, and to point one another toward our hope in the one who makes all things new.
Worship at Aiken’s First Baptist Church
We gather for worship on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. We also provide worship opportunities online, but live streamed and on-demand services if you are not able to worship with us in-person.
Our prayer is that our worship is a space of transformation where we are met by and awakened to the presence of God and cannot help but be changed for the good by that encounter with the holy. Our prayer is that our worship is a space where all the things we carry in life—joys and sorrows, hopes and regrets, worries and gratitude—are welcomed, for we need not drop them at the door in order to encounter God. And our prayer is that our worship prepares us to return back to our lives to live and share the love of God we have received in this space.
Our worship can best be described as warmly traditional. Timeless hymns with organ accompaniment, responsive readings, lay leadership that includes all ages, choral music presented by our Sanctuary Choir, and sermons that seek to apply the truths of scripture to our daily living, all characterize the worship of God we experience here.
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