Make worship a priority in your life. 

It's a great opportunity 
to invite a friend!

Thoughts on a relationship with God
study His Word - t
he Bible

Be a part of the community of the Lord.



Events and Announcements​​​​​​

From February 1st, 2nd, 3rd:

Pastoral Candidate's Weekend


Congratulations to the new reverend, William Stoklosa, and his wife, Jessica, who have been selected to lead the church beginning this year. The people of the congregation made the choice in good faith and are grateful to have been led to them.

April 14th to 21st

Holy Week Schedule

April 14th ---------- Palm Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.

April 18th ---------- Maundy Thursday Service

Meal of soup and bread at 6:30 p.m.

Devotions at 7 p.m.

​April 19th ---------- Good Friday - "The Way of the Cross"

Walking from church to church to hear short sermons:

Colgate Memorial Chapel at 11:15 a.m. -> First Baptist Church -> Park United Methodist Church -> St. Thomas Episcopal Church

-> St. Mary's Catholic Church

Join Christians from across Hamilton in this powerful remembrance of our Savior's last hours on Earth.

April 21st ---------- Easter Resurrection Worship

at First Baptist at 10:30 a.m.


Check for more events on the calendar.

- Christian Women's Fellowship

- Men's Breakfast - Madison Baptist Church Dinners

- Bible Studies - Adult Sunday School

- ​International Student Fellowship Dinner​

- Hamilton 2018 Red Kettle Campaign

Reverend Leon Oaks-Lee led worship for the last time as our interim pastor on January 27th. During the service, members of the congregation expressed gratitude to him and reflected on his faithfulness, dedication, competence, and leadership in preparing the church for its next pastor. After his work, we as the church better understand who we are and what we aim to accomplish in the future. We wish him the best as he reenters retirement and goes on to help other churches, which we know will be fortunate to work with him.

View Reverend Oaks-Lee's farewell letter

A Congregational Assignment

Requested by our incoming pastor

After worship on Sunday, May 5th, our new pastor will conduct a study on the book Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom S. Rainer. He has invited the congregation to read this book before the 5th. You may purchase and pick up copies at the church for $6.00 each. Please notify the church office by Sunday, April 28th.

Contact the church office or check the bulletin board outside the office for information about Camps Vick and Pathfinder, Camp and Conference Ministries, and a schedule for 2019.


Stay updated on Monday night music rehearsals for Adult Choir and Bell Choir.

Next rehearsals:

Adult Choir - Apr. 15th | 6-7 p.m.

Bell Choir -​ May 20th | 6-7 p.m.

Visit the F.B.C. music page.

Missionary work is a strong point of F.B.C. in Hamilton.

See the missions page.

Growing with God in the Heart of the Community

Visiting F.B.C.?

Thinking of joining us?

Tell us about yourself with a visitor's card found in the pews, or  contact us.

What kind of church 
is First Baptist Church? 

​​Additional Updates

​Red Cross Blood Banks at F.B.C.

The most recent blood drive at the church was held on Wednesday, March 13th. F.B.C. hosts several of them per year.

The church hosted the Holiday Auxiliary Sale to benefit the Community Memorial Hospital on Saturday, December 1st. The sale raised more than $8,000 for the hospital.

F.B.C. members stayed after worship for the Annual Meeting on the frigid morning of January 20th​ to review the 2018 Annual Report and on the 27th, when there was a quorum, to vote on proposals.

Also on the 27th, the congregation had its last service with Interim Pastor Leon Oaks-Lee. Following worship, Hamilton's Curtain Call catered a farewell reception for him.


Welcome to
First Baptist

We are a diverse, growing,
compassionate family of faith. 
At First Baptist, it's all about grace!


  • Music
  • Prayer
  • Children's Moment 
  • Sermon
  • Scripture Readings
  • The Lord's Supper: First Sunday of each month. Come share Communion with us.
  • Child Care Available in our Nursery
  • Fellowship Time: Immediately following worship. Come meet and greet. Enjoy homemade treats.

Many activities are happening each week at F.B.C. Check out the
Local Community page.

First Baptist Church

27 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346    315-824-2780 

American Baptist Churches USA                               American Baptist Churches of New York State

Colgate students of many national and religious backgrounds enjoy various ethnic meals and inviting company at a Friday evening International Student Dinner hosted by the church.


10:30 a.m.


9:30 a.m.

27 Broad St. Hamilton, NY 


Our Vision

Our Mission

Our Church

Our Beliefs 

Please explore this website to learn more about First Baptist Church.

Phone us with your questions.
315-824-2780. Join us for worship on Sunday!

Check out the great events happening at First Baptist Church . . . We would love for you to join us as a participant and/or volunteer. 

See events on the Calendar page and check out the Local Community page.

Many Backgrounds, One Church, One Savior

First Baptist Church in Hamilton welcomes everyone.

America for Christ Offering

"Let us not become weary in doing good . . ."         - Galatians 6:9-10

For more information or to give online,click here.