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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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Transforming lives
in the Heart 
of a Great University & Health Care Community

A Historic Landmark Built in 1912; Congregation Founded in 1812

We Love Meeting New People! 




We welcome to the pulpit:



 Rev. Carol Ross Irwin, Sunday, February 7




Rev. Dr. Carl Edward Davis, Sunday, February 14

  Click here to see notice regarding PARKING for Sunday Worship 


Communion/Lord's Supper – First Sunday of each month. 
Everyone who has accepted Christ as Lord is invited to 
based on his or her conscience.
(Gluten-free bread/crackers served).

We are a small congregation, with less than 40 participants attending a mostly traditional Sunday worship service, that meets in a large historic sacred space. There is plenty of room for you, your friends and family to join us!

Please Note: During the colder winter months of January through March we typically meet for Sunday worship
  in the library room adjacent to the  Sanctuary. This is a more intimate space which allows
 us to save on the cost of heating the larger Sanctuary space.

New!  Check out the Choir on YouTube

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Our Mission: Transformation

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


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As a "A House of Prayer for All People"

our mission is transforming lives through faith in the risen Christ! 

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

 community our IDENTITY IN CHRIST is shaped, in part, 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, 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, by the grace of God,

when we accept the risen Christ as Lord and Savior --

cultivating a personal relationship with God.

Weekly at First Baptist


Wednesday Small Group Bible Study

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

Everyone is welcome!

(More info)


Thursday Choir Rehearsal

During the traditional school year,

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) 




Regular Schedule of Meetings


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

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

     Mary's & Martha's:  (Women's Group), 2nd Saturday of the month

     Church Council:  3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 p.m. (Special meeting Jan 5.)

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

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