Arcata First Baptist Church is a fellowship of believers with a rich heritage of over 100 years of ministry to Humboldt County and mission outreach to the world. In the shadow of the beautiful Redwood Community Forest, and surrounded by Humboldt State University, we are located in a beautiful and strategic area of Arcata.
Our mission is to reflect God’s glory so all people will know Jesus, lead transformed lives and answer His call to disciple nations.
Our anthem is “Loving the King and Living the Kingdom”.
To this end, AFBC has been a missions minded church from its beginning and is known for its excellent, contemporary worship, practical, yet inspiring Bible teaching, and most of all, the great-hearted, generous people who make AFBC their church home.
Serving as a lighthouse to the community, we provide excellent ministries through our Arcata Christian School (K-8th grade). A strong college ministry, Solid Rock, serves HSU and College of the Redwoods with fellowship and outreach opportunities. Our debt free facilities provide an excellent environment for ministry to all ages including our AWANA program on Wednesday nights.
We welcome you to join us on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. We are located at 1700 Union Street in Arcata. Quality nursery and Children’s Church is provided by caring and gifted individuals. Please visit our contact page on the web site if we can help you with any specific questions.
STATEMENT OF FAITH:
The Manhattan Declaration
About Our Logo:
The Redwood trees and brown earth emphasize the truth that Jesus is Lord of Creation. Because the earth is the Lord’s we should be good stewards of His creation. (Colossians 1:15-17)
The cross highlights the truth that Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth, died for our sins and is the Savior of the world. (I John 4:13,14)
The rays of light reflect the truth that Jesus is the Light of the World. It also reflects how a new day dawns for those who discover the wonder of the cross. (John 8:12, II Corinthians 5:17)
The path affirms the truth that Jesus is the Way, Truth and Life. It also highlights our spiritual journey, and how only the path that leads to the cross is the path of salvation. (John 14:6, Acts 4:12, Matthew 7:13-14)
The name Arcata First Baptist Church refers to a group of Christians, who together, in biblical community, are walking down the path which leads to the cross, having discovered the wonderful truth that if any man be in Christ he is a new creation, the old things have passed away, and a new day has dawned.
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Arcata First Baptist Church 1700 Union Street Arcata, CA. 95521. 707-822-0367