About

Thank you for your interest in First Baptist Garden Grove

Much of our mission is to “know God and make Him known”. We foster a family atmosphere that is made up of individuals and families working together to grow as people and as a body, caring for each other and for our city. First Baptist Garden Grove exists to glorify God by worshiping, leading believers to maturity in Christ, and by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus to the lost.

We are:
Family +Children oriented in our worship service
Baptizing only of those who profess a saving faith in Christ
Reformed in our understanding of God’s covenants and salvation

First Baptist Garden Grove is made up of regular, ordinary people who have been touched by the amazing supernatural power of God’s grace and mercy. We place a large emphasis on the study of God’s Word, Worship, and the proclamation of the Gospel message and we would love for you to be a part of it. We are a Reformed Baptist church in Orange County California. We encourage you to visit Sunday morning to worship the Lord with us!

As Baptists we have a rich history of theology and action to mirror today. First Baptist Garden Grove is primarily concerned about the knowing the Gospel weekly, making the name of Christ known in our city, worshiping God and knowing God’s covenant with man. We admire the  London Baptist Confession of 1689.  greatly, but do not hold strict adherence as a litmus test of ones spirituality, Christianity, or ability to lead. This document is not considered exhaustive, but is a convenient summary of belief. The Bible is our sole authority of faith and practice.

We are distinctly Covenantal in our theology, regarding the Covenant of Grace as made with the elect. Baptism is seen as a sign of the New Covenant administration – made with those who have been regenerated by having the law written on their hearts, their sins forgiven and who savingly know the Lord (Jeremiah 31:31-34). As typical of Baptists, only those who can credibly profess this reality are to be baptized. We are spiritual heirs of English Baptists John Bunyan and Charles Spurgeon

 

To read more details about what it means to be reformed and covenantal click here