Welcome Message from the Pastor
I greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
It gives me great pleasure to Welcome you to First Baptist Church of Guilford (FBCOG). Our church is also known as the “House of Faith” because we believe that our foundation in God is rooted in faith. Truly, God has prospered us and purposed in us the need to become a church with a ministry for the 21st century. At FBCOG “House of Faith,” we believe in utilizing all our gifts to advance the Kingdom of God.
FBCOG’s mission has been and continues to be our commitment to lift up God’s Kingdom within the Global Community. Our church strives to accomplish its mission through Preaching, Teaching, Reaching and Healing.
“Teaching” and “Preaching” are central parts of our efforts to evangelize, educate, and empower the church, the community and the world. Our “Reach” is defined by the sub-themes of up-reach, in-reach and out-reach. Up-reach is demonstrated through our liturgy and worship to God. We believe in lifting up our hands, voices, and our words in adoration to God through worship. In-reach is defined as the assembly of believers together for fellowship, strength, study, as a shared community with a witness to Jesus Christ. Out-reach is defined as an extension of the shared community to those who are in need of the Kingdom witness. Healing is the byproduct of God’s grace and mercy towards us.
My role is to make sure that FBCOG “House of Faith” remains relevant and resourceful in the 21st century. Our storied history continues as we look forward to sparking a new beginning of our witness that is fueled by the tenacity of the past, the relevance of the present, and the ingenuity of the future. I encourage all of you to engage and commit as we advance God’s Kingdom together.
God bless you and keep you,
Pastor Tyrone P. Jones, IV
The mission of the First Baptist Church of Guilford “House of Faith” is to win souls to Christ through teaching, preaching, reaching, and healing! We engage in spiritual, religious, and educational activities in accordance with the Baptist Doctrine through the public worship of God, preaching the Gospel and delivering religious instruction based on The Holy Bible.
The First Baptist Church of Guilford "House of Faith" intends to create a dynamic worship experience to help disciples discover the tools required to be closer to the will of God by learning how to strengthen and balance one's spiritual, mental, and physical life.
Our 2013 Theme
Growing in Grace - Flowing in Faith is based on Ephesians 2:8-10
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
We are excited about all that God will allow us to accomplish in 2013!