First Baptist Church in Beverly is a Christian church that is a welcoming community for all people, regardless of their faith background or tradition. The church is a progressive congregation, whose heart is rooted in social justice and advocacy work. The church community seeks to be highly involved in the life of the wider community and to respond to its needs in a variety of ways, ranging from financial support to systemic change of support networks for vulnerable populations. We are a church family made up of people of all ages – from infants to older adults. We are children, families, and individuals; we are gay and straight; we come from all types of backgrounds and unique stories, and come together here in this church home. This is a church community with room and love for all.
We do not have a formal dress code, though most of the congregation dresses business-casual to business-formal. Everyone is welcome to worship, no matter what their attire.
FBC Beverly has many opportunities for adults to be involved in the life of the church! Ranging from our Music program to Mission trips to socializing groups like our adult fellowships, we offer many ways to meet other members of the church community and to serve the larger community. A good place to start is our Get Involved page, or you can connect with a minister through our Contact form.
No, you do not need to be a member to participate. Just speak with a minister in person, or by phone/email here.
We have video archive of recent sermons available here
To be Welcoming and Affirming means that FBC Beverly welcomes, accepts, celebrates, and affirms the unique personhood and divine creation of all people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We believe all people are God’s beloved children, created by God and loved equally and fully. First Baptist Church in Beverly is a member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists , a group dedicated to advocating for and advancing the rights of LGBTQ people and advocating for the full inclusion of these believers into the wider life of the church.
Our building is fully accessible, with automatic doors in the front and back of the church as well as an elevator running between all floors. We also offer flexible seating arrangements to permit individuals in wheelchairs to be integrated with the standard seating arrangements, and provide portable hearing aids integrated with our sound system. For more information, please see our Accessibility page.
We also offer materials and spaces to help young children and their parents be fully involved. For more information about these materials and space, see our Families with children page.
Yes! Childcare is available during Sunday Worship service as well as during church meetings and other church events. Please see our Families with children page for more information.
We rent out many of our rooms to local nonprofits. A full list of facilities is available on our Building Use page.
On weekdays, until 5, much of the lot directly behind the church (off of Hale St.) is reserved for church and Harborlight Nursery School staff; however, there are two Church Visitor spots. However, there is another parking lot located across from the back of the church on Hale St. and a larger municipal lot off of Cabot Street, located between Bow St. and Federal St. (behind the Fu Loon restaurant). Cabot St. also has free street parking on Sundays.
You can contact a minister either by phone or email. That information is available on our Contact page.
Our office hour change by season. During the school year our office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. During the summer months, our hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to noon.