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First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh

A House of Prayer for All People
Worship-Sunday 11 am
Bible Study-Wed. 7pm
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Women's Group

Transforming Lives in the Heart of a Thriving and Diverse

University, Medical, Business and Cultural Center

A Historic Landmark Built in 1912; Congregation Founded in 1812

We Love Meeting New People! 

 First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, Good Friday, Rev. Carl E. Davis, March 25, 2016



Rev. Dr. Carl Edward Davis,

Intentional Interim Pastor


 (More about Rev. Davis)



Adult Bible Study, Sunday morning 10:00 to 10:30 am

Currently studying the Book of Mark


Communion/Lord's Supper – First Sunday of each month. 
Everyone is invited to share in the Lord's Supper, 
based on his or her conscience.

(Gluten-free bread/crackers served)

We enter our 204th year as a congregation, ever-growing. 
Our Sunday, 11 am worship style is mostly traditional. 
We meet in a large historic sacred space with plenty of room for you,
your family and friends. Come, check us out!

FREE PARKING available for Sunday Worship 


Check out the Choir on YouTube

 Visit us on Facebook



Our Mission: Transformation

Transforming Lives -> Through Faith -> In the Risen Christ!


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As a "A House of Prayer for All People" we seek to glorify God

in all that we do, to love God and to love and encourage one another.

Our mission is transforming lives - through faith - in the risen Christ! 

As an American Baptist church in a vibrant urban, university, health care, 

cultural and business  community our IDENTITY IN CHRIST is shaped by:

Our Faith Traditions:

  Believer's Baptism: An outward expression of faith in Christ, where those of age are
      immersed in water, which symbolizes washing away sin, and then lifted up,
      symbolizing new life in Christ.

  The Lord's Supper: We practice open Communion in remembrance of Christ's
      sacrifice. All may partake based on his or her conscience, sharing in the breaking

      of bread, which represents the body of Christ; and the cup, the blood of Christ.
  Priesthood of All Believer's: No one (pastor or priest) stands between God and us,
      but Christ alone.
  Congregational Autonomy: We operate independently with minimal hierarchical
  Tolerance for differing views; to interpret scripture as led by the Holy Spirit.

Along with:

  Inclusiveness & Hospitality: Welcoming & connecting people of diverse cultures
      to Christ.

  Sharing Space: We glorify God and serve our community, in part, through the activity
      that takes place inside the historic sacred place entrusted to our care.

  Generosity: Tithing church rental & investment income in support of missions.

  Compassion for spiritual and physical needs.


Lives are transformed through faith, by the grace of God,

when we believe in our heart and confess with our lips

that Christ is our Lord and Savior.

Weekly at First Baptist


Small Group Bible Study - Wednesday Evening

Lite meal at 6:15 p.m. Bible Study at 7:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!

No Bible Study on March 23 (Holy Week)

(More info)


Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday Evening

During the traditional school year (Sept. thru April),

the church choir typically meets from  615 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

(Contact Richard Teasterif you are interested in singing)


(For additional activities please see the church calendar) 




Regularly Scheduled

     Sanctuary Tours   3rd Sunday of April, July and October from 1 - 4 pm


     Board of Deacons:  1st first Sunday of the month, following worship

     Board of Trustees:  2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

     Church Council:  3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

     Mary's & Martha's:  (Women's Group), 3rd Saturday of the month

     Men's Group:  Usually the Last Friday of the month

     Congregational Meeting:  4th Sunday of the month, following worship