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.
Jesus Rejected at Nazareth
When Jesus had finished telling these stories and illustrations, he left that part of the country. He returned to Nazareth, his hometown. When he taught there in the synagogue, everyone was amazed and said, “Where does he get this wisdom and the power to do miracles?” Then they scoffed, “He’s just the carpenter’s son, and we know Mary, his mother, and his brothers—James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. All his sisters live right here among us. Where did he learn all these things?” And they were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.
Then Jesus told them, “A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own hometown and among his own family.” And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.