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First Baptist Church of Chelmsford, MA

Rev. Dr. Richard Haley, Pulpit

Mrs. Jena Marie DiPinto, Music

Mr. Jay Smith, Online Worship Host


Join Us for In-person Worship Sundays @ 10:00 AM (live on Zoom too)

Online Worship

Love is at the heart of this community. We love each other and enjoy being together; but most of all, we love God and have come to know God's incredible love for each one of us. We are a group of people from Chelmsford and surrounding towns who come together to live our faith in community. We are young and old, newcomers and life-long members, locals and transplants.

Welcome to our Church

Our belief system is rooted in the American Baptist tradition with our focus on the Word of God as the central and intrinsic element of our Ministry. Whether you are looking for a new church home or are just a curious visitor, we hope you will join us on Sunday morning or at any other church activity. We are active in the community and welcome all. American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members across the United States and Puerto Rico.


What is a Baptist Church?

Baptists are individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers (believer's baptism, as opposed to infant baptism), and that it must be done by complete immersion (as opposed to affusion or sprinkling). The word 'baptize' in the traditional Greek literally means immersion.

Are Protestants and Baptists the same?

Baptist churches are widely considered to be Protestant churches, though some Baptists disavow this identity. Baptists recognize two ministerial offices, pastors and deacons.

What is the difference between American Baptists and Southern Baptists?

Southern Baptists and American Baptists share common roots but have distinct differences.

Baptists have always been fiercely independent and committed to autonomy of the local church. These characteristics led to the division of the church into Southern and Northern Baptists, which was eventually changed to American Baptist.