It is with excitement and incredible joy that I welcome you to the Website of First Providence Missionary Baptist Church! I am glad you have chosen to spend a few moments looking around, discovering our Church family. As I describe First Providence to people, I use words like ‘historic’ and ‘family.’
We are a group of people committed to following Jesus, “rightly dividing the word of truth;” and continual, fervent prayer. First Providence is believed to be the oldest Black Church in Polk County, Florida, and we embody Paul’s admonishment to stand fast, and hold the traditions which we were taught.
Our hope is that all people will feel loved and welcomed at First Providence. And once here, we pray that people who know God, will be revived, and those who do not, will give their lives to Jesus Christ. So please, come as you are.
It is our fervent desire to serve and be of service to God by ministering to and/or with you. Our website is one of the many vehicles through which we can accomplish this task. I pray you will find our website informative, inviting and inspiring! If there is anything we can do to make your journey with us through our website more efficient and effective, please let us know. We have a wonderful dedicated team of Saints who are committed to make your experience on our website truly one to remember and share with others!!
While you are browsing our website, you will learn about our ministries and get a glimpse of who we are, but only a glimpse. To fully understand us, come to a worship service, Sunday School or Prayer Meeting & Bible Study, and feel the up-close, in-person fellowship that comes when people share time together immersed in the Holy Spirit.
Enjoy our website, then come. We would love to meet you.
Because of Calvary,
Pastor Deryl A. Jones