About UsFirst and foremost, First Hope is simply a local gathering of people who believe in Jesus Christ as God and Savior. As such, we are committed to each other as brothers and sisters in the family of God. We were created for relationship - with God and each other - we were never meant to walk alone. Together we find hope, inspiration, encouragement, wisdom, conviction, & instruction as we serve, worship, pray, and disciple each other toward Christ.
Second, we are a Baptist church. This means we esteem certain beliefs and practices that are distinctive to the Baptist tradition. Prominent among them are concepts like believers baptism, zeal for the Great Commission, the individual priesthood of all believers, local church autonomy, and congregational church government.
Third, we are a Southern Baptist Church. This means we voluntarily choose to cooperate with over 44,000 other like minded baptist churches to fund and deploy thousands of missionaries and church planters all over the world, and to mobilize disaster relief teams and humanitarian aid on an unparalleled scale. We are convinced that churches working together are immeasurably more effective than even the best church is when standing alone.