First Baptist Church of Park Forest


Mission Statements

The purpose of FBCPF and JTTC Ministries shall be the advancement of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ.  It shall seek to attain this end through the public worship of God, the preaching of the Gospel, consistent Christian living by its members, personal evangelism, missionary endeavor, and Christian education.  Our mission is to help one another in Christian love and spread the word of God.

What We Believe

We believe in the Triune God (Father, Son & Holy Spirit) and the Bible being the divinely inspired word of God. We practice two religious ordinances: baptism and communion.  Drawing from scriptures we are all one in Christ Jesus and just as each of us has one body, with many members, we are many and form one body in Christ Jesus.

As We Enter 2020…A Message from American Baptist Churches USA Acting General Secretary

Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? “I resolve to…” As Christians, perhaps these should be more like prayer requests than resolutions. “Lord, help me to…” As spirit-filled Christians, we have an immense power within us to make the world a better place.

Rather than making resolutions, some persons choose a particular scripture verse to focus upon during the year, or adopt a spiritual practice, or embrace a song. “Speak to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,” (Ephesians 5:19). Instead of being hounded by that random song or jingle that pops into your head, why not be proactive and choose a song for the year that uplifts you? Still others focus upon a single word for the year such as “thriving,” “overcoming,” “peace,” or “justice.”