Welcome to Faith Baptist Church in Emporium, Pennsylvania!
Faith Baptist Church exists to exalt God and glorify our savior Jesus Christ from Emporium, Pennsylvania to the ends of the earth.
- Phone- temporarily (404) 713-5156
- Email- DSL1689@gmail.com
- Sunday School – 9 a.m.
- Sunday Worship – 10 a.m.
- Thursday Bible Study and Prayer – 6 p.m.
982 Rich Valley Road
Emporium, PA 15834
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that the Bible is true and trustworthy and is our guide for life. We believe God exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that there is no other means by which man might be saved, except by the blood of Jesus Christ. We believe that man is inherently sinful and in need of God’s grace. We believe the church to be made up of an autonomous group of baptized believers who regularly meet together on the Lord’s Day. We believe that Christ will return and judge all men: those covered by his blood will be consigned to heaven, those who have not will be consigned to hell. We believe it is every Christian’s duty and privilege to make disciples of all nations, pursue holiness, and love God and love others.
Faith Baptist Church began in a home with six members in 1984, under founding pastor, Dwight Simpson. From there they rented property until they moved to their present location in 1986, formally as Faith Baptist Church. Pastor Simpson went on to pastor Faith for over twenty-five years until retirement. During that time Pastor Simpson actively served Emporium, setting up a food pantry and Salvation Army in town and pastored another church in Down County. From 2008 to 2011, Faith Baptist went through a period of transition. Former Deacon, Richard Beck led the church for several years before Jeremy Caskey was called to serve as Pastor at the end of 2011 and remained in that capacity until July 2014 when he was called to return to active duty military service as a United States Air Force chaplain. Jonathan Ahlgren was called to pastor Faith that same month. He and his wife ministered to our congregation through the beginning of 2017. After completing Bible college and seeking the Lord’s will, Pastor Ahlgren enrolled in seminary to further studies in Louisville, Kentucky. An invitation was extended to Daniel Lawson in February of 2017 to preach. After completing work and ministry responsibilities in Georgia, Pastor Daniel accepted the role of pastor at Faith Baptist Church.