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Welcome To Our Church Website!

Due to the weather: There will be no Bible study tonight, January 17th.

Our prayer is that you would be strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ, and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy, and liberty while abiding in Christ.

Dunbar First Baptist is here for you. As a called out body of believers, we study the Word, put into practice what we learn, and grow in grace together. We do hope that you will come and worship with us in the near future.

We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to visit our Contact page to see our address, phone numbers and, our Contact / Recent Visitor form. Our Services page has our service and Sunday school times.

May God bless.

What We Believe

We believe the Bible is the Word of God.

We believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as payment for our sins, and rose from the dead on the third day. We believe that the only way a person can go to Heaven when he dies is to first place his faith in the payment that Jesus Christ provided with His shed blood on the cross. Dunbar First Baptist Church is just that, a Baptist church. Once a person is saved by putting his faith in Jesus, we are Commanded to be baptized by immersion to show to others what took place when we trusted Christ; we do this in obedience, not to save us but to show that we have been saved. We believe in participating in the Lord’s Supper (Communion) on a regular basis to remember the payment Jesus made for us and to express our love to Him for that payment. The Lord’s Supper is not kept to take us to Heaven but to thank Jesus for His sacrifice.

We believe that the Bible is what it claims to be: The Word of God.

We take instruction from the Bible literally; we believe what it is actually saying, not that it is an allegory or a fable. We take instruction from the Bible in the areas of life and faith and go to it for the answers to life. In a day when opinion polls and media agendas steer our social conscience, we believe that we should first seek God’s opinion on any subject before forming our own.

We believe that the family unit should be strong and healthy.

The first institution God made on earth was the family. Programs in the church are geared to help build strong families. Dunbar First Baptist Church provides fellowship, friendship and support services through our social activities. We strive to be protective of our children. Background checks of everyone working with a child are required.

We believe that the only requirements for church membership are salvation and baptism by immersion.

People who are saved and baptized at Dunbar First Baptist Church are voted in as members unless they request not to be. A person may join from another Baptist church by transfer. Persons wishing to join from a church other than a Baptist church must give testimony of their salvation and their immersion baptism and thereby join by Christian experience.

We believe that it is our responsibility, as outlined in the Bible, to spread the Gospel to our area, nation, and world.

Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Matthew 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

We believe God’s business is the greatest business in the world.


Our Mission Statement

Our purpose here at Dunbar First Baptist Church is to carry out the Great Commission which Jesus Christ gave to the Church. Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We must also win the unsaved by the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Administer the ordinances of the Church, and teach the Scripture for the purpose of building Christian character and edifying the local Church.

Featured Pages

Just a few of the ministries we support at Dunbar First Baptist Church.

Contact Us

How to Contact Us Our office is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Our mailing address is: 311 16th Street Dunbar, WV. 25064 Phone: 304-768-1822 Fax: 304-768-1899 Driving Directions From I-64 West: Take exit 53, Dunbar/Roxalana Road. Follow the off-ramp around, and proceed back under the interstate, on Tenth Street. Go straight through two stop lights. Turn right at the […]

Music Ministry

Music Ministry The music department at Dunbar First Baptist Church has a passion for serving the Lord and a desire to grow closer to Him through song. Chancel Choir – Our choir is made up of faithful believers that love to serve our lord Jesus Christ. Together we have spirit filled services on Sunday morning and Sunday evening where we sing Choral Pieces ranging from […]

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministries Mission Statement To engage our community’s youth in a relationship with God; to equip them to grow in their faith in Jesus Christ; and to enjoy and share God’s love. Welcome to Dunbar First Baptist Church Youth Ministry! – We’re committed to helping the youth (6th grade to 12th grade) mature in their relationship with God, grow their faith in God, discover their […]

Children’s Ministry

Children’s Ministry Proverbs 22:6 says “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Our Mission: To provide a safe place for all of our children: emotionally, physically, and spiritually. To teach them the love of Christ and the joy of His forgiveness and salvation. To help them learn the truth of His […]

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Santa’s Workshop

“…Seeing Christ at Christmas has made a significant impact on my life. In the fall of 1982, I decided to make a wormy chestnut roll top desk and give it to a pastor at Christmas. I felt as if I was one of Santa’s Elves working in his little workshop! I worked on the project in the garage of our log home during the early […]

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Idiom Of Hand

Idiom Of Hand

Well, we have had a great and challenging time with the series around the idiom “heaven”. Lives were changed thru these sermons! God has laid on my heart to do a series of sermons on the idiom of “hand”. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “idiom” as an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its separate words but that has a separate meaning of its own: […]

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From the heart of Preacher Jack

I was recently touched by having the congregation at Dunbar First Baptist share some idioms in our culture of language. It was very interesting to learn how we communicate using idioms. Some examples were: “It’s raining cats and dogs”; “Actions speak louder than words”; “At the drop of a hat”; “Best thing since sliced bread”; “Cost an arm and a leg”; “Cry over spilt milk” and […]

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Service Schedule

Service Schedule

Sunday Services
Sunday School Classes – 9:30 am
Morning Services          – 10:30 am
Evening Services           – 6:30 pm

Wednesday Service
Bible Study – 6:30 pm

Wednesday Evening – Classes are provided for the children every Wednesday during the Adult Bible Study time (6:30 pm). The class involves a short lesson followed by themed games, crafts, and snacks. It is for children ages 4 years – 5th grade.

Junior Church – Jr. Church is provided during the Sunday morning service for children ages 4 years – 5th grade. On Sunday evenings, children join their family for evening praise and worship.