First Baptist Church started in 1955 with very humble beginnings. Meeting in homes with just a few people, the vision for starting a new congregation began to take shape. The congregation grew rapidly over the next couple of decades, as many people moved into the community of Gulf Breeze. The church today is grateful to those early visioneers that followed God’s leading.
What We Do
We exist to Live & Share God’s story in a way that others will believe it and Live & Share it themselves.
“Live & Share” is the WHAT of FBC Gulf Breeze. “Love God, Do Good, Tell the Story” is the HOW! When planning events, we ask the question: Is this activity helping us to Love God, or to Do Good, or to Tell the Story? If it’s not, we are likely getting off mission and complicating things. We remind each other weekly that this is not just a church commitment, but also a personal commitment. Each day we should ask: How can I Love God better today? How can I Do Good for God’s Kingdom? How (or to whom) can I Tell the Story to today? Once again, we like to always keep it simple!
Loving God is at the heart of all that we do. The Bible says, “Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength”. We know we are not perfect people, but we are constantly striving to deepen our love relationship with God. This is done through weekly worship services, small group Bible Studies, as well as ongoing lifestyle discipleship.
Tell the Story
Everyone has a story. God is at work in this world and in His people. Our job is to tell our story to others. God works in each life in a unique way, which gives us each a distinct story to tell. Our story is truly a testimony of God’s working in us.