Emsworth Baptist Church was founded in 1845 when a group of twenty-three people made the decision to support and care for each other and establish a new church. In 1848, a new church building was completed and the following 150 years saw the Church grow in numbers and influence in our town.
Towards the beginning of the millennium, the membership made the decision to build new premises that would not only serve the present day and future needs of the church but also the community. In July 2015, the new premises were opened and since then have been used extensively not only by the church but also by the community.
Our church is part of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, members of the Evangelical Alliance, and Churches Together.
We describe ourselves as a growing, welcoming family, who are committed to the Bible, open to the Spirit, serious about faith and relaxed in style. We exist to worship God wholeheartedly by:
Creating a loving community of all ages.
Establishing faith, dedication and obedience to Jesus
Going out to serve our neighbourhood and the wider world
We invite you to become a part of our story
We long to see EBC as a lively, caring and growing church, strengthened through regular worship, preaching and teaching which leads people of all ages to commit their lives to Christ, expressed through the public act of baptism and continuing discipleship.
As such, our vision is to become a church that is:
Led by the Spirit of God
Contemporary in style and worship
Committed to Growing in Faith
Commissioned by God to reach today's generation
BECOMING A SPIRIT-LED, CONTEMPORARY CHURCH
COMMUNITY, COMMITTED TO GROWING IN FAITH AND
COMMISSIONED BY GOD TO REACH TODAY'S GENERATION.
As a church, we adhere to the Basis of Faith of the Evangelical Alliance