About us

Our Beginnings...

Fredericksburg Baptist Association was granted approval in 1975 to begin a new mission in the Spotsylvania Courthouse area. In a few years, this mission became Spotsylvania Baptist Church.

Services were first held in the Spotsylvania Courthouse Volunteer Fire Department building. Land for the church building was purchased in 1977, and a ground-breaking ceremony was held at the site July 30, 1978. The mission was constituted as a church on December 17, 1978 and named Spotsylvania Baptist Church.

Spotsylvania Baptist Church members, members of other churches, and friends began work on the church building in 1978. The congregation moved into the basement of the building on October 17, 1979. The first service in the sanctuary was held March 22, 1981.


Our Objectives…

  • To be a dynamic spiritual organism empowered by the Holy Spirit to share Christ with as many people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world.1 
  • To be a worshiping fellowship, experiencing an awareness of God, recognizing His person, and responding in obedience to His leadership.2
  • To experience an increasingly meaningful fellowship with God and fellow believers.3 
  • To help people experience a growing knowledge of God and man.  
  • To be a church that ministers unselfishly to persons in the community and world in Jesus’ name. 
  • To be a church whose purpose is to be Christlike in our daily living by emphasizing total commitment of life, personality, and possessions to the Lordship of Christ. 
  • To raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.4 


Our Statement of Faith… 

We believe: 

  • The Bible is the only inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God. 
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  •  In the deity of Jesus Christ, in His Virgin Birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily Resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. 
  • That for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential, and that repentance from sin and acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way to come into a relationship with God.
  •  In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We further believe His power and gifts, in accordance with God’s Word, are available to believers today.5 
  • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: They who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 
  • It is important to uphold the scriptural practices of the early church. Therefore, we hold to the practice of full-immersion water baptism and the regular taking of Communion. We do not believe that either of these practices is essential for salvation, but that they serve as a demonstration of our living faith in Christ. 


Our Covenant Together… 

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ. 

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love: to strive for advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, and the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations. 

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from anything that may cause our brother or sister in Christ to sin; and to be zealous to advance the kingdom of our Savior. 

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love, to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay. 

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.

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1 Matthew 28:19-20 

2 Hebrews 1:1-3; John 1:1-5 

3 Hebrews 10:25 

4 Ephesians 6:4 

5 1Corinthians 14:34; Romans 12