Who We Are

We could start by saying who we are not.

We are not a building.  We are not an organization. We are not an institution.

We are a Family of Faith.

Mission Statement

First Baptist Church of Clemson, an inclusive community of faith, seeks to worship, glorify, and serve God, 

as revealed in Jesus Christ, both locally and globally.


Having accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and having been received into the family of this Church, we do hereby covenant:

  1. To honor God with our lives, seeking first his kingdom and his righteousness, supporting the total mission of our Church with our prayers, time, abilities, and money.
  2. To live as disciples, seeking ever to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  3. To attend and support the worship of this Church, its ordinances, discipline and doctrine.
  4. To labor together in Christian fellowship, exercising brotherly love toward one another, praying for each other, being mindful of and sharing one another's joys, burdens and sorrows, and always being slow to take offense and eager for reconciliation.
  5. To live as Christians in the world, being just in our dealings and faithful in our obligations.
  6. To regard as of the household of faith all who worship Christ as Lord, and while holding to our Baptist convictions and heritage, seeking with all Christians a unity of spirit and purpose.
  7. To live as Christians in our homes, engaging in family and individual devotions, teaching our children by instruction and example that Christ is Savior and Lord.
  8. To endeavor by example and effort to win others to faith in and commitment to Christ.
  9. To become active members of another church when circumstances require our separation from this one. 

First BAPTIST Clemson

This Church accepts the Scriptures as our authority on faith and practice. An informational statement of our Baptist heritage is found in the1963 Baptist Faith and Message. The Church also values other confessional statements of the Christian community that bear witness to our Lord.The Church governance shall be independent, autonomous and congregational in organization and polity.  Congregational participation in Church governance shall be achieved through a system of standing ministry teams, councils, and committees functioning with the guidance of, and in concert with, the Senior Pastor and the Ministerial Staff; working together under the leadership of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the objectives of the Church ministries and programs.

Each week during Sunday morning worship we recite the following affirmation of faith:

We believe in God who has created and is creating,

who has come in Jesus, the Word made flesh

to reconcile and make new,

who works in us and others by the Spirit.

We are called to be the church, to celebrate God’s presence,

to love and serve others, to seek justice and resist evil,

and to proclaim Jesus, crucified and risen,

our Judge and our hope.

In life, in death, and in life beyond death,

God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God!

-modified “An Affirmation of Faith,” United Church of Canada