First Baptist Church of Sistersville, WV, is a Bible based, mission minded church. We are located in the beautiful, Ohio valley area of Tyler county in wild, wonderful West Virginia.
First Baptist Church of Sistersville is an exciting place to connect with others on the journey of seeking their purpose in life. It’s a home for the whole family to learn about God in a way that is not only practical but life changing. We are serious about the Bible and the truths that are found in it but we also like to laugh, cry and experience life together as God intended.
Paul wrote to the Romans: “In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” What is this? It’s a family! So what does the FBC family look like? We are a multigenerational group, celebrating the diversity of our lives together. Young, not so young, married, single, widowed, divorced, different economic circumstances; all facets of life are represented in our family. And you don't even need to dress up.
Here at FBC we seek to grow closer to God through study of the Bible, worship and prayer but also apply what we’ve learned to our day to day lives in a practical way. But it’s not just about us; we’re also enthusiastic about reaching the community and world around us with the Good News of life in Jesus Christ. Are we perfect? No, far from it. But we know who is and it is He who we strive to not only imitate but to draw closer too.
This is exactly what Isaiah the prophet had predicted:
“Lord, who has believed our message?
To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?”
But the people couldn’t believe, for as Isaiah also said,
“The Lord has blinded their eyes
and hardened their hearts—
so that their eyes cannot see,
and their hearts cannot understand,
and they cannot turn to me
and have me heal them.”
Isaiah was referring to Jesus when he said this, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory. Many people did believe in him, however, including some of the Jewish leaders. But they wouldn’t admit it for fear that the Pharisees would expel them from the synagogue. For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.