Pastor Debbie Bennett Reynolds

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. However, please note that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic we are having remote-only (on-line) worship services for the foreseeable future. If you are not on our mailing list, and wish to receive instructions on how to join our Zoom worship services on-line, please email us at or call the church office at 607-273-5800.

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.

Core Values

First Baptist Church in Ithaca is a nurturing and inclusive community.
Guided by Jesus’ teachings, we strive for social and ecological justice; and
embrace the Baptist tradition of Bible, Soul, Church, and Religious freedoms.

Come, join us!