Rev. Dr. Paul R. Gilliam III

Welcome to the First Baptist Church of Ahoskie! It is my privilege to serve as pastor to the people who make up our church. If you choose to spend a bit of time with First Baptist, I believe you will experience the truth that the church of Jesus the Christ is not the building; rather the church is indeed the people. In other words, the church is not brick and nail; the church is flesh and blood.

We are a church that seeks to radiate productive activity. Through the years, First Baptist has developed a strong music ministry. Our Associate Pastor of Music and Worship, Anita Thompson, leads us in furthering our music heritage. As such, there are choirs for persons of all ages (including, perhaps our most popular choir – the children’s choir).

We also endeavor to reach out to those in need in our community and beyond. Our church hosts Christian Women’s Job Corps. Christian Women’s Job Corps is an organization, led by one of our deacons here at First Baptist, that helps women develop necessary life skills for success. We are also pleased to offer financial assistance opportunities for folks who need help with utility bills and the like. At First Baptist, we believe that our worship of God, through Christ, is not complete unless we tangibly love our neighbor.

Speaking of the worship of God, I hope you will join us for worship on Sundays at 11am. Worship at First Baptist is unlike worship I have experienced anywhere else. Worship in our sanctuary is reverent and relevant – a combination that is not always easy to find. After I offer the final prayer each week, I sense strongly that we have been in the presence of God. Our weekly gathering together reflects the centrality of worship in the life of our church.

I am grateful for this meeting with you via the internet. I do hope we get the opportunity to greet you face-to-face soon!

In Christ,