About First Baptist

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We are First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT!

First Baptist Shelton is a growing community of faith founded on the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our congregation joyfully includes people from many cultural, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. We aim to be a loving, inviting, and life-transforming faith community centered on the person and work of Jesus, whom we know through God’s Holy Word, the Bible, and through the power of God’s Holy Spirit.

Why are we here?

Our mission is to invite people to know Jesus and to make Jesus known: helping each other to grow in his family to Christlike maturity through God’s grace, love, and power;  and equipping people to use their talents and gifts for ministry at home, at church, and in the world — all to reflect the Glory and love of God.

First Baptist Church of Shelton is open to the public, and you are warmly invited to visit our services, meetings, and activities. We welcome you, whether you come as a one-time or occasional visitor, or as a regular participant in church life. No previous knowledge is required! We enjoy meeting and making new friends, and enthusiastically invite you to join us in the exciting, satisfying adventure of faith.

Our community and setting

Our church worship center is situated in the White Hills section of Shelton, Connecticut. The local community and its surrounding area are important to our congregation, and many of our congregation’s members and friends are actively engaged in service to their community. Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is located eleven miles from the coast and midway between Bridgeport and New Haven. Nearby towns include Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Monroe, Newtown, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Stratford, and Trumbull. We are in a convenient place on CT Route 110 (Leavenworth Rd.), and are in a beautiful natural setting.

Pastor’s Welcome

Welcome! You are important to us.

If you do not already have a church family, there’s plenty of room for you here. We strive to be an inviting and transforming faith community centered on the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ. We enjoy meeting and getting to know new people, and enjoy inviting them to get to know our church family!

We strive to be inviting.
If you don’t already know Christ, we invite you to get to know him and join in being his follower. We believe that through his death and resurrection we have a new beginning with God. As we turn from following our own way and place our faith in Christ, our sins are washed clean and are completely forgiven.

We strive to be transforming.
We invite you to grow together with us by God’s grace and power, and the power of His Holy Spirit, in ever-deepening levels of faith and discipleship. We do this by worshipping God, prayerfully studying God’s Word, building community together, and serving Christ actively in the world in a way that uses each person’s uniqueness and the gifts and talents he has given each of us. It is our vision not only to grow in our knowledge about this loving and gracious God, but to grow deeper in our relationship with Him and with others.

We invite you to visit.
We also hope that, if you do not already have a church home, you will consider joining us in this challenging and exciting journey!

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Ken


Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Smith

Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Smith

First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT • 178 Leavenworth Rd. (Rt. 110), Shelton, CT 06484
Tel:  203 929-7704