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Join us for worship this Sunday

Our services are centered around a message from the timeless truth of God's Word. Visitors can follow the Guest Parking signs to the lot off of Sadie Drive, and a First Impressions Team member will welcome you and help guide your way around our campus. We offer two service times:




185 S. Trade Street | Matthews, NC


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A Word from Pastor Clay


I am thrilled that you have taken time out of your busy schedule to visit the First Baptist Matthews website. We feel that the Church is God's great gift to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. After all, church is not about us as much as it is about Him.



It is always my greatest pleasure to hear story after story around our church of how Jesus Christ is changing lives. Perhaps you, like many others, are searching for answers to some of life's most challenging questions. Our prayer is that your discovery will lead you to the incredible love, grace and transformation only found in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Not only can He save you, but He will set you on a new path as something He calls a "disciple."


The reason we exist as a church is to reach the world for Jesus Christ by making disciples who reach UP to God; IN to the Church and OUT to the World.  After some time here, our vision is to equip you to Reach UP through a personal consistent walk with God; Reach IN to the Church by developing godly, abiding friendships and Reach OUT through sharing the gospel and making other disciples. 


Meet Pastor Clay