Loving & Embracing All

We believe God loves and embraces all.  In this space, we will tell our loving and embracing stories.

A Church Home: “All Ages, All Types and Various Colors”

Growing up in Augusta, Georgia, Monica’s parents were active in church and made sure she was there every week. “My grandmother taught us that church is the place where you get your spiritual strength renewed and where your experiences, your relationships with people there are important,” she said. As an adult with her own family, more »

Loved and Accepted: “I Have a Spiritual Home Now”

Kevin hadn’t been part of a church community for years. For part of his life he wasn’t sure he could even be part of a church community. But on December 18, 2016, he visited First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. A little more than an hour later, he was a member. Kevin acknowledged, “I immediately felt more »

From India to Indy: “We Find Some Peace Here”

Hephzhi and Benny are thousands of miles away from their churches in India but they feel at home at First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. “It’s like our church at home so that’s why we like coming here,” Hephzhi said. The music is similar. The order of worship is similiar. And they like the sermons and more »

Alone in a New Land: “My Family is at this Church”

Justine and her three children were Congolese refugees seeking a better life when they arrived in the United States in September, 2012. At the Indianapolis Airport, there was no one to pick them up so they just stayed there, not knowing where to go, and not knowing whom to call. She was in a place with people who more »

Church Home in North Indy: “A Great Place to Worship!”

Mark and Cindy attended church in their childhood but their families did not go all the time. “Sometimes we would. Sometimes we wouldn’t,” said Mark. “We were those Christmas and Easter kind of people,” said Cindy. They both grew up in Fort Wayne and met while playing in the school orchestra. They dated in high more »

From Mexico to Indy: “We Found a Family”

No car and a one-hour bus trip didn’t keep Violeta and Israel from deciding they would attend First Baptist Church of Indianapolis. They had been married for six years and living in Mexico City when Violeta was awarded a scholarship to do research at IUPUI. She moved to Indianapolis in October 2014 while Israel stayed more »

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