First Baptist Church of Parker is comprised of Christians from diverse professional and religious backgrounds. The common thread that binds us together is a love for the doctrines of God's free and sovereign grace. It is our desire to magnify this great grace of God and proclaim it to sinners.
The greatness of God's grace causes us to approach worship in a way which promotes reverence, order and humility. We desire to praise God using songs with thoughtful and theologically rich content. Our preaching and teaching declares the Gospel of God's free and sovereign grace and emphasizes His holiness and omnipotence.
We believe God's word is a sufficient guide for Christian life, practice and doctrine. We believe that through the knowledge of God's word we grow in grace and in truth. Additionally, the Bible is our history book, our instruction manual, and the road map for our Christian journey. Our church provides expository Bible classes for adults and at graduated levels, for our teens and children. Additionally periodic topical classes are offered as well as special reading and discussion seminars covering diverse theological and historical topics.
Becoming a member of First Baptist Church begins with a repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ, followed by obedience to Christ's command to be baptized. Because of the serious nature of church membership, our pastors teach a class for inquirers and new members. Following pastoral counsel, prayer, and a meeting with church representatives, new members are formally received at a special communion celebration.
Our theology has its roots in the historic doctrines of the first American baptists. We acknowledge such great baptist predecessors as Charles Spurgeon, Isaac Backus, J.P. Boyce and B.H. Carroll. We embrace the central doctrines of the reformers, and declare that salvation is "all of grace." We uphold the truth of God's word as revealed in the Holy Bible and endorse the First (1644) and Second (1689) London Confessions. We administer the New Testament ordinances of Christian Baptism and Holy Communion, and we practice church discipline in accordance with the scriptures. Our church government is congregational, with members' interests being represented through a household vote.
There are a variety of Christian fellowship opportunities at FBC Parker, ranging from prayer meetings, ladies' Bible studies, and men's wing-night discussions, to teen events, Friday fellowships, and a weekly fellowship lunch on Sundays. These meetings help us to get to know each other more deeply so we are better equipped to build each other up in Christ.