Baptism is a special event at First Baptist; it’s in our name. Rather than baptizing infants or small children as signs of God’s love and grace, we wait until a person is old enough to grasp who God is through Jesus Christ, and personally chooses to be a follower of Christ. We try to baptize only after children reaches the age of 9-12, and baptism is eagerly suggested for persons throughout their teenage and adult life.
Baptism is an outward sign of the inner change of heart and mind when we decide to follow Jesus. While non-baptized persons can be part of the life of the church, it is customary for Baptists to consider the church as a congregation of “baptized believers.”