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FUNDAMENTAL 
BELIEFS

WE BELIEVE:

  • that there is one eternal God, manifest in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

  • that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, ascended into heaven, and will one day return to receive His people.

  • that salvation is a gift given only through Christ’s sacrifice and is available through Christ alone, in grace alone, by faith alone.

  • that every person who is truly saved is eternally secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • that the Bible is God-breathed totally inspired and totally infallible and is relevant to every believers faith.

  • that baptistism is in obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.

  • For a detailed list of our beliefs you may visit: http://www.sbc.net/bfm2000/bfm2000.asp

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MISSION

First Baptist Church Portales is a life-giving community of Spirit-filled believers rooted in the Gospel so that Portales may belong to Christ.

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CORE VALUES

Life-Giving

God, who gives us life, calls us to give life to each other through encouragement and love. 

Community

God, who came to live in community with us, calls us to live in community with one another. 

Spirit-Filled

God, who freely gives His Spirit, calls us to live empowered and directed by the Spirit.

Gospel-Rooted

God, who sacrificially atoned for our sins, calls us to be rooted in his grace and forgiveness through faith.

Belong

God, who gave us a place to belong, calls us to give others a place to belong. 

MEET OUR STAFF

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Phillip Smith

Pastor

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David Aguirre

Associate Pastor

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Wayne Anderson

Worship Pastor

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Marion Stoyer

Ministerial Assistant

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Liz Reese

Custodial Staff

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Robin Inge

Finance Secretary

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Cyndi Brooks

Treasurer

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Ronnie Johns

Custodial Staff

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Kelsey Johns

Sound System Operator