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Building Hope, Building Hospitality, Building for Future
Proposed Welcome Center & ADA Mobility Upgrades


Hope is such an encouraging word! Hope is what keeps us going. It helps us get out of bed each new day, because there is something worth living for. Hope has eluded so many people. Maybe it’s because they looked for hope in a relationship that let them down, or a career that left them wanting. But reality is still the same... everyone needs hope. We believe that hope’s foundation is found in something bigger than ourselves. We need each other, but together we need God. To that end, we believe God is calling us to do something tangible about that right here in our communities!
The population of our immediate area is growing, a growth that is projected to increase. With that growth, God will introduce us to new friends who are looking for hope. We want to make room for them. We have been talking this year about how we can “make room for God” in our lives. A big part of that is making room for the people God sends to us. Making room to welcome them. Making room to get to know them. Making room that is easily accessible, especially for those with mobility issues or special needs.
For that reason, we are proposing the construction of a Welcome Center and a complete ADA mobility upgrade for our entire facility. We are calling it...
Building Hope – Building Hospitality – Building for Heaven
Romans 12:12–13 (ESV) “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.”
In those verses, the Apostle Paul was talking to believers in the church about how to behave like Christians. In fact, that’s the actual heading in my Bible... “Behave like Christians.” We hope you will join us on this journey to build hope, hospitality, and Heaven. Let’s do all we can to make Heaven as crowded as possible! And until then, let’s bring the hope and hospitality of Jesus Christ to the people God sends our way.

Thank you for prayerfully considering how God may want you or your family to participate. Pledge cards are available at the Welcome Center and will help us to estimate and plan this project. 

You can give a one-time gift or set up recurring donations ... chose "Welcome Center & ADA Upgrade" on the pull-down menu of funds.

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Our Vision
Our vision focuses on tomorrow and what we believe God wants us to become as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28 (Listen)

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,1 for those who are called according to his purpose.


[1] 8:28 Some manuscripts God works all things together for good, or God works in all things for the good


The vision of First Baptist Church is of a church that:

  • Provides a place where people of all ages can experience love, acceptance, hope, forgiveness, guidance, and encouragement.
  • Shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with the people who reside in and around Putnam County.
  • Welcomes persons into fellowship where they can experience God exalting worship in His empowering presence.
  • Develops people, young and old, into fully devoted disciples of Jesus Christ through a discipleship process that is Biblically relevant.
  • Equips every believer for a significant ministry by helping them discover their God given giftedness, and by enlisting them in active ministry (lay ministry) within the community of faith and surrounding area.
  • Sends out missionaries and church workers (from the local church) into our community, state and around the world. Every member would be equipped to disciple and reproduce (multiplication).
  • Fully supports mission endeavors through giving, mission trips, and personal relationships with missionaries.
  • Is a Regional Church with a technologically developed sanctuary, a God exalting worship, a counseling and prayer center, classrooms for Bible study and training lay leaders, and a recreation area for fellowship and ministry – touching people in Putnam and surrounding counties to fulfill for our purpose as seen in Jesus Christ – here in Hurricane, WV.

As a result, the Hurricane area will be different in ten – fifteen years, with a Christian influence being increasingly felt in homes, business, education, and the political arena.
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