First Southern Baptist Church exists for the main purpose of carring out the commands found in Matthew 28:19-20, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Ephesians 4:11-13, and 1 Corinthians 10:31.

Therefore, the basic goals of the church are three-fold:

  1. Evangelism. Our basic goal is to make disciples to further spread the Gospel.
  2. Equipping. This is accomplished through teaching and equipping one another in love and edification by the expostion of the scriptures. The goal of the equipping function is to develop a body of mature believers that can govern their lives according to God's truth and effectively carry out evangelism.
  3. Exaltation of God. In everything God is to be glorified.