About Us


Welcome to First Baptist Church of Dunkirk, New York. We are a group of believers who love and worship the Lord Jesus Christ and want to grow and share Him with our community and the world.

We are organized as an independent Baptist church, with connections to the Northeast Fellowship and the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.

Our Mission

The mission of First Baptist Church is to develop missionary disciples who worship God, grow spiritually, and share the Gospel and their spiritual gifts.

WORSHIP – Lives made to glorify God and recognize Jesus Christ as Lord

GROW – Developing Discipleship, Spiritual Growth & Maturity, Fellowship

SHARE – Called to share the Good News of the Gospel with our community & the world and to share our spiritual gifts and abilities

Our Core Values

  • Worship as a lifestyle; keeping God at the center of our lives
  • The Bible is our sole authority
  • Obedience to the Word of God
  • Preaching and teaching to develop Biblical thinking and living
  • Prayer is our key to power
  • The local church is our faith community with Jesus Christ as the head
  • Growing together in Biblical fellowship and community
  • Serving the church family and the community
  • Every person matters to God
  • Loving our actual neighbors
  • Discipling believers to grow in spiritual maturity

What We Believe

  • We believe in the inspiration, authority and sufficiency of the Holy Bible.
  • We believe there is one God who exists as three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary and was both fully God and fully man.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ and in His ascension into Heaven.
  • We believe that all mankind is inherently sinful and separated from God.
  • We believe that repentance of sin and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ are the only conditions of salvation.
  • We believe that eternal salvation is by grace through the sacrificial death of Jesus and not of works or baptism.
  • We believe that all who are saved are inhabited by the Holy Spirit and that their salvation is eternally assured.
  • We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit were concluded with the completion of the New Testament Canon.
  • We believe in the pre-tribulation rapture of the church and the pre-millennial return of Christ.