The following are the core beliefs of First Baptist based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


We believe that there is one God who exists in three persons: The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit.


We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.

Holy Spirit

We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.


We believe that the Bible is the Word of God without any error, the sole authority for life and faith.

Christ’s Return

We believe that Jesus Christ will literally return to earth.


We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.


We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.


We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.


We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.


Believers in Christ make up the body of the church, with the Lord Jesus as the Head. FBC is a local body of believers charged with living out the Great Commission to those in our community, state, country, and world.


We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.

FBC California affirms the Baptist Faith and Message (1963) and is affiliated with The Concord Baptist Association, The Missouri Baptist Convention, and The Southern Baptist Convention.