First Baptist Church has chosen to identify with the General Association of
Regular Baptist Churches. The GARBC is a network of independent
churches of common convictions that voluntarily partner for
fellowship, witness, and ministry. (more
First Baptist Church has also chosen to identify with the Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches called the OARBC. The organization is a network of churches within the state of Ohio that associate with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches. The Link is the official publication of the OARBC which is a quarterly newsletter.
At First Baptist Church, we use the New King James (NKJV) translation of the Bible. Commissioned in 1975 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, 130 respected Bible scholars, church leaders, and lay Christians worked for seven years to create a completely new, modern translation of Scripture, yet one that would retain the purity and stylistic beauty of the original King James. With unyielding faithfulness to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts, the translatiors apply the most recent research in archaelology, linguistics, and textual studies.
The Baptist Bulletin is the official publication of the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches and is published by Regular Baptist Press. The Bulletin began as a 4-page magazine in January 1933 with the stated objective: "To maintain a testimony to the supernaturalism of Christianity as opposed to the antisupernaturalism of modernism." Today the magazine is a 32-page full-color publication that informs Association church leaders and members about events and ministries within the Association and about Regular Baptist heritage and doctrine, and communicates to the churches the vision of the GARBC.
Bible Gateway is a free service for reading and researching Scripture online--all in the language or translation of your choice! They provide advanced tools you can use to search the Bible by keywords or verse, as well as other tools to enhance your study of the Bible.
OUR DAILY BREAD - is a daily devotional guide. This web site offers both audio and text of each day's devotional. Booklets are also available at the Info Center in the church foyer.
The Blue Letter Bible: Their mission is to facilitate in-depth study of God's Word through an on-line interactive reference library continuously updated from the teachings and commentaries of selected pastors and teachers who hold to the conservative, historical Christian faith.