Joining Our Family

How to Unite with First Baptist Church


 There are three ways to become a member:

Baptism: For persons who have been saved by accepting Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and desire to obey Christ by being scripturally baptized by immersion.

Letter from another Baptist Church: For persons who are saved, have been baptized by immersion after salvation, and are members in good standing of another Baptist church which will transfer them by letter to FBC Gholson.


Statement of Faith: For persons who are saved and have been baptized by immersion after salvation but are not members of another Baptist church.


Why should I join?


We ask you to commit to membership for four reasons.

A Biblical Reason - Christ is committed to the church. Christ loved the church and gave His life for it.

A Cultural Reason - It is an antidote to our society. We live in an age where very few want to be committed to anything.

A Practical Reason - It defines who can be counted on. Membership identifies our family.

A Personal Reason - It produces spiritual growth. We are accountable to one another for spiritual growth.