A Message From The Pastor a


Thank you for visiting our website.

On behalf of the wonderful members of the First Baptist Church in Ithaca, I'd like to personally welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00. Here you will find a welcoming, caring, loving and compassionate congregation who come from diverse backgrounds bringing their unique and valued voices.  Our goal as a congregation is not uniformity but unity.

Toward this end, we welcome and affirm all people regardless of race, gender, nationality, religious background or sexual orientation. We are a passionate and intimate group committed to the love, mercy and justice of God as evidenced in Jesus.

We take the Bible very seriously, but not literally, and we seek to learn from each other as we celebrate the beautiful diversity of our church family.

FBC is a community centered in Christ, bound by grace, and called to model God's vision of inclusive love. Our ministry begins here as we move beyond all barriers to a place of faithful worship. God's ministry continues through the lives of each person who carries his or her faith back into the world. Peace to all who enter here.

Rev. Rich Rose











What does the Lord require of you?
To do Justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8~