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We seek to be a welcoming community where every child of God is included. We welcome and affirm as Godís people all who wish to join us in our journey of faith. Individually we espouse soul freedom, endeavoring to live by the moral and ethical principles taught by Christ and revealed in scripture, realizing that God is the ultimate and sole judge of our thoughts and actions. As a worshipping community, we celebrate and seek to be worthy trustees of God's creation in all its diversity. We uphold freedom of religious expression, expect no conformity to any creed, and strive for social justice within all human relationships. If it is your desire to continue your journey of faith with this community, speak to any member of the congregation.

Our Policy of Inclusion

Our church
The practice and policy of the First Baptist Church of Rochester is to welcome into full membership and participation in our faith community all persons who profess Jesus as Lordóregardless of race, class, gender, disability, place of origin, or sexual orientation.

This policy is realized through the welcome we share within our community, as well as through those organizations in which we are affiliated including the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, the Alliance of Baptists, the Baptist World Alliance, and the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists which believe in a universal welcome. See our Affiliations Page for a complete list of all of our affliations.

Gay Pride Parade


FBCR at Rochester Gay Pride Parade on July 18, 2015.

Our team's letter to the ABCUSA Biennial Committee

Contact Us

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:30AM-1:30PM
Friday, 9:30 AM-12:00 Noon
Other times by appointment.

Address:175 Allens Creek Road
       Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: (585)-244-2468
FAX: (585)-244-2469