Our Purpose


Established in 1834

The First Baptist Church of Akron is associated with the American Baptists Churches and exists for the four-fold purpose of

Exaltation, Edification, Evangelism, and Extension

  • Exaltation: To enable the community of believers to worship and glorify God and to enjoy His fellowship.

  • Edification: To help believers grow to spiritual maturity, to encourage them to become participating members in the body of Christ and to prepare for service by discovering and using their spiritual gifts.

  • Evangelism: To reach people for Christ by seeking the unchurched and sharing with them the Good News of eternal life through a faith relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Extension: To minister to the needs of people within our community and through the world by mission involvement and support, thus demonstrating the love and righteousness of God in both word and deed. *taken directly from the First Baptist Church of Akron Constitution Mission Statement The Mission of the First Baptist Church of Akron is to win the lost and challenge all who believe in Christ to grow toward spiritual maturity. (Matthew 28:19-20)

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