About US

About Us

Faith Baptist Church, Port Harcourt (FBCPHC) was established in the year 1968 as the First Baptist Church, Diobu Port Harcourt. It was later renamed Faith Baptist Church, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
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FBC is a member of the Nigerian Baptist Convention and the associated Rivers Baptist Conference. It has grown up to TEN daughter churches since inception.

GOALS

Produce a regenerate, well-informed, biblically literate congregation Double the church membership every other year Open new churches wherever and whenever the Lord leads Actively support and participate in missions

OBJECTIVES

Every member or visitor a friend
Every member a friend (A well-nourished church membership)
every member a discipler
Every member a minister (A well-equipped church membership)
Every member a prayer warrior (A well-prepared church membership)
Every member a faithful steward (A well-informed church membership)
Every member a true witness ( A well-motivated church membership)

Our Vision

"To be a biblically based, Holy Spirit endowed church that is wholly committed to the lordship of Christ that cares in love thriugh fellowship and ministry, prepares through teaching and discipleship, prevails through worship and prayer, and proclaims through evangelism and mission."
(FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, PORT HARCOURT: A CHURCH THAT CARES, PREPARES, PREVAILS, AND PROCLAIMS).

Our Mission

"To live by and proclaim the total Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to every location the Lord would lead us, using every scriptural means available as He provides the resources." (LOCAL RELEVANCE, GLOBAL FOCUS)

Baby Dedication .................. 1st Sunday of every month
Wedding ............................. 3rd Saturday of every month
Last Wednesday Worship ..... Last Wednesday of every month
Officers Revewal Day ..... 1st Thursday of the 2nd month of every quarter
The Gathering of the Millionaires ...... 3rd Tuesday of the 3rd month of every quarter
Prophetic Morning Dew ........ 1st of every month 6:30am to 7:30am
Burial ................................. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month
Baptism ............................... Last Sunday of every quarter
Counseling/Deliverance ................... Every Thursday, 9am to 5pm

The Genesis

Faith Baptist Church (initially called First Baptist Church, Diobu, Port Harcourt), was established in 1964. It was established following the acquisition of the land, where it is presently located by the American Baptist Mission in January 19 55. The late Rev. Dimogu was asked to move to plant a church on this land by Rev. Sledd, Missionary to the Eastern Baptist Conference. Dimogu was at that time the Pastor of the Baptist Preaching station located at 22 owhonda street, Port Harcourt, itself a daughter church of the first Baptist Church, 93, aggrey Road Port Harcourt. The church has remained on its present site on Rumuoparaeli Street from inception. Several members of the Owhonda Street preaching station moved to the new church with Rev. Dimogu. They include Mr. Cecilia Abraham Mini, Mrs. George Ezekwu who later became the treasurer of the eastern Baptist Conference. The construction of the first church auditorium and educational buildings was mainly sponsored by Mr. Cooper an American farmer who was intimated of the need by Mr. Ralph Davis, then principal of the Baptist Boys High School, Port Harcourt...[read full history]

Church Themes

1.  1996   The Year of Renewal Ezekiel   37:1-14
2.  1997   The Year of Exploits   Dan. 11:32b
3.  1998   The Year of Enlargement   1 Chron. 4:10
4.  1999   The Year of Restoration   Joel 2:25
5.  2000   The Year of Jubilee   Lev. 25:10
6.  2001   The Year of Advancement   Deut. 1:6-8
7.  2002   The Year of Possessing Our Possessions   Obad. 17
8.  2003   The Year of New Beginnings   Isa. 43:18-19
9.  2004   The Year of New Anointing   Psalm 23:5b
10.  2005   The Year of Divine Visitation   1 Pet. 2:12
11.  2006   The Year of Positive Results   Joel 2:21-22
12.  2007   The Year of Unlimited Favour   Exod. 3:21
13.  2008   The Year of Open Doors   Rev. 3:8
14.  2009   The Year of Open Heavens   Deut. 28:12
15.  2010   The Year of Dominion   Gen. 1:26
16.  2011   The Year of Double Honour   Isa. 61:7
17.  2012   The Year of Great Conquests   Rom. 8:37
18.  2013   The Year of Divine Settlement   Isa. 14:1-2
19.  2014   The Year of Expansion   Isa. 54:1-4
20.  2015   The Year of Total Recovery   1 Sam. 30:8, 18-20
21.  2016   The Year of Grace to Build for God   Neh. 2:17-18

Our Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man, without any mixture of error. We believe all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy and serves as a testimony to Christ, who is the focus of divine revelation.

God

We believe there is only one living and true God, Who is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. God reveals Himself to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes.

God the Father

God the Father is the Creator of all things, reigning over His universe and His creatures perfectly. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

God the Son

Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus became a man yet was completely without sin. He offered Himself as a sacrifice for sinful people, making forgiveness for our sins possible by His death on a cross. Three days after He was crucified, Jesus was raised from the dead and appeared to His followers in the flesh. He ascended into heaven and is now with God the Father, mediating for us as both fully God and fully man.

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God who enables men to understand truth. He convicts of sin, comforts believers, and guides Christians into developing godly character. The moment a person confesses Jesus Christ as Lord, the Holy Spirit enters that believer and will remain there forever.
Man is the special creation of God, made in God’s own image. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was given the freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Therefore, as soon as a person is capable of moral action, he/she are guilty of sin. Only the grace of God can bring a person back into fellowship with Him, enabling him/her to fulfill the purpose of God.
Salvation is a work of God's grace where believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart brought on by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin in which the sinner responds in repentance from sin and places their faith in Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local congregation of baptized believers that seek to extend the good news of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth.
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in a new life in Christ Jesus. ?? The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience where members memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. Children, from the moment of conception, are a gift from God.