Welcome to Forest Baptist Church

We are a missions-minded Southern Baptist church whose vision is “To Know Him and To Make Him Known.” Click below to learn about who we are, why we exist, and how we serve King Jesus. Hope to see you this Lord’s Day.
What to Expect Weekly Gatherings

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Our Vision

The purpose of Forest Baptist Church is to “propagate among all people the gospel of Jesus Christ and to provide opportunities for worship, training, spiritual growth and service.” In short, “To Know Him & To Make Him Known…”.

Our Mission

Our church is a missions minded church. We are actively involved in missions around the world. From our ever-present missions emphasis to multiple international and domestic mission trips each year we seek to involve our members in missions.

Our Preaching

Preaching at FBC is primarily expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Bible passage. Our passion in preaching is for biblical accuracy to shape contemporary life. All preaching is gospel-driven and Christ-centered.

I'm New

We believe that the church should not be made up of a single, homogenous group, but should be as diverse as the community in which it is located. In fact, we want to look as much like heaven as possible. That’s why we welcome and encourage people of any age or race, or from any walk of life, to visit with us. You’ll find both young and old gladly worshipping and serving the Lord side by side at Forest Baptist Church (FBC).
What to ExpectWeekly Gatherings
  • Praise Team Rehearsal on October 15, 2019 7:00 pm
  • Six Week Communication in Marriage on October 16, 2019 6:30 pm
  • Prayer Meeting on October 16, 2019 6:30 pm

A Word from the Pastor

Advice for College Students

Advice for College Students

Another semester is here. Young men and women from across the globe have descended on the Burg for another nine months. Most of us locals love what you students do to our economy while resenting what you do to our traffic (especially on Wards Road!) I, for one,...

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Sabbatical Takeaways

Sabbatical Takeaways

It was the great philosopher Arnold Schwarzenegger who said, “I’ll be back.” In July, I made that same promise (without the Austrian accent). Now it’s come true. Like it or not, I’m back! Back at FBC. Back in the pulpit. And back for another season of ministry. (For...

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My Sabbatical: Overview & Preview

My Sabbatical: Overview & Preview

In March 2011, I was the pastor of FBC. I was an exhausted, frazzled, and worn out pastor. The demands of ministry had taken a toll. I even had fleeting thoughts of a “normal” 9-5 job. Instead, I came to our church leadership and requested a sabbatical. The...

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As those who know God, we believe it necessary to set forth in a concise fashion the cornerstone truths of our church as guided by Scripture.


We spur one another on to live in light of a greater covenant, one initiated by love, sealed by sacrifice, and kept for eternity by our Savior, Jesus Christ


Adopted March 19, 2014 our Constitution outlines our polity, commitments, practice and purpose ensuring that “all things can be properly and in an orderly manner. (1 Cor 14:40)

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