The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him. (Nahum 1:7)
The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth. (Psalm 145:18)
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: (I Peter 2:9)
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth. (John 1:14 )
In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. (I John 4:9)
The First Baptist Church of Alto is a local body of believers in Jesus Christ who have been saved from sin’s penalty by the grace of God. The church is made up of redeemed sinners, and we are such a people, with a desire to give glory to God. The very purpose for our being is to glorify God by making and maturing disciples. It is our desire to know our Savior more each day and serve Him faithfully.
This church exists because of God’s grace to deliver the repentant sinner from wrath and grant eternal life. God’s gift of salvation is so undeserved, so marvelous; beyond description, it is truly “so great salvation”! Our simple message is one of hope and life through Jesus Christ, who alone can forgive sin and pardon iniquity. Do you know Christ as your Savior? Do you know that your sins are forgiven?
Our church has a precious history that dates back to 1854. Since its inception this local body has sought to provide a testimony of God’s saving grace. The faithfulness of past saints is an encouragement for us to hold true to the “faith which was once delivered to the saints”. Therefore, we unashamedly hold to the Bible as the Word of God and Jesus Christ as man’s only hope of salvation.
Are your sins forgiven? Do you enjoy a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Do you know that you will spend eternity in Heaven?
Our mutual understanding in this place:
- Enjoyment is to center our relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Enablement is by the Holy Spirit as we walk with God and pray.
- Enthusiasm for God and His Word influences others.
- Evangelism is non-optional; we cannot fail to extend the gift of God to others.
- Effectiveness is enhanced when we walk with God personally and exercise ourselves faithfully in this local Church.