Who we are

We're a church of imperfect people who genuinely love and care about each other.
 But the best way to learn about FBC is to experience it on your own!



We're about two things at FBC Brandon and you can find them both in our vision statement:

We are desperately pursuing Jesus and bringing every person with us.

Everything we do serves that purpose or we don't do it because people matter to God and they matter to us. It's important to us that every person at FBC Brandon who considers themselves a partner in ministry learns to Reach, Disciple, and Send. Here's what we mean...
We want to REACH our community and all across the world for Jesus.  

We want to DISCIPLE with the gospel so that they will grow into the spiritual leaders they are meant to be.

To SEND out mission teams to the ends of the earth, so that everyone on earth can hear the gospel of Jesus.


What We Believe

The following are the core beliefs of First Baptist Brandon based on the foundational truths taught in the bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. This attitude separates people from God and the consequences of sin is death.

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.


Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

"Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life."

- J.C. Ryle

"The foundation of true holiness and true Christian worship is the doctrine of the gospel, what we are to believe."

- John Owen

"The doctrines of grace humble man without degrading him and exalt him without inflating him."

- Charles Hodge

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.


People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

The Bible

The Bible is God's Word to us written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspired it, it is the truth without any mixture of error.


We believe Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to His faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord's Supper.