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A Note from the Pastor

Welcome to First Baptist, Ithaca!  We’re delighted you are looking at our website, and we invite you to explore who we are through this site and then come visit us in person.  We are a community that seeks to live out Christ’s love and welcome to all people.   We are committed to creative, Spirit-filled worship,  enriching education, progressive social action, and cooperation with all others who seek to make our community and world a more  just and peaceful place.  First Baptist is a loving, open-hearted community, and we would love to get to know you.  Come, join us!

Our Pastor's Profile

Rev. Debbie Bennett Reynolds is our new Pastor as of September 2017.  We are excited and filled with hope as we enter into ministry together.  Debbie is committed to encouraging people in their spiritual journeys through her worship leadership, teaching, and pastoral care.  She believes that her role as pastor is to empower all members to use their gifts as part of the body of Christ and to encourage the church to be actively engaged in the community.  Debbie has a very multicultural background which she believes helps her see others’ points of view and build a loving, serving church community. Others describe Debbie as a warm and caring pastor and as a preacher whose sermons touch and inspire people’s hearts.

What does the Lord require of you?
To do Justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.
~Micah 6:8~