First Baptist Church 201 Bellevue Benton, Louisiana 71006 Bro. Robert Beadle, Pastor 318-965-2351; Fax 318-965-2352
First Baptist Church in Benton
Friday, October 18, 2019

First Time Guests


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Frequently asked questions


Where are you located?

The church is located in downtown Benton at the corner of Sibley and Bellevue Street.  Click here to view our address and a map.

What should I wear?

At First Baptist we are more interested in you personally than in your clothing.  Some of our people dress up, some dress casually.  We encourage you to dress however is comfortable for you and either way you will fit in.

Where do I park?

There is off street parking on the east and west side of the church as well as plenty of parking across the street.  Feel free to park in any of our "Visitor" designated parking places.

What do I do when I get inside the church?

As you enter the church, (if not before), you will be greeted by one of our friendly greeters. They will assist you in any way they can.  If you have any questions, or need help finding a class or the children's building, you will find a Welcome Center just inside the main door to the left.  After your visit to the Welcome Center, our ushers will be more than happy to help you find a seat in our Worship Center.  Although some of our members may come by and want to shake your hand to welcome you, we don't ever want you to feel uncomfortable.  Our desire is for you to relax and enjoy your worship experience while here at First Baptist.

What If I want to become a member?
Requirements for Membership: The membership of this church shall consist of only those who: (1) have given a credible profession of faith in Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord. (2) have been scripturally baptized by total immersion in a church of like faith and order, (3) express agreement with the Statement of Faith, Covenant, Purpose, and Government of this church.
A.            Any person who meets the above mentioned requirement may apply for membership by presenting himself/herself to the church at the appointed time in a worship   service. Membership may be requested upon the basis of:
1.            a public profession of faith and baptism by immersion,
2.            a letter of recommendation, or the promise of such a letter, from another Baptist church, attesting to the individual’s prior faithful association and support of that church
3.            a statement of a prior conversion experience and baptism by immersion in a Baptist church when no letter of recommendation is obtainable, or
4.            transfer from another denomination and receive baptism by immersion
At the close of every service, the pastor will open the altar for those that wish to come to altar to pray or make a decision.  Feel free to come forward to speak to the pastor about membership, a prayer concern, or whatever you have on your heart.  You are also welcome to simply take a moment to pray at the altar.

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