Front facing view of First Baptist Church of Manlius


The First Baptist Church congregation began over 225 years ago. The church family today is a blend of children, young adults, families, and seniors. We have groups that study scripture, pray together, and give the support and encouragement each Christian needs to live faithfully for Christ. First Baptist Church is a member of the American Baptist Churches, USA relating to congregations in New York State, the United States, and around the world.

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Our church building is distinguished by its tall steeple that towers above the brick facade. An elevator provides for handicap accessibility for the whole building. An Educational wing provides room for Christian Education as well as a daily preschool called Playschool. The gymnasium allows for a variety of church and community activities and programs.

Manlius, NY and Fayetteville, NY are sister villages only four miles apart, combining to create the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District, one of the finest in the nation. The community provides a great place to live and grow, complete with the resources of the mid-sized city of Syracuse, NY.

Our Church Covenant

Affirmation of Christian Purpose

In Baptist churches, the nature of our relationship to each other is outlined in a covenant. Each individual Baptist church writes a covenant that names the commitments we make to God and to each other.

Having been led by the Spirit of God to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we hereby offer ourselves to Him and to one another, agreeing to serve together in all the ways He makes known to us.

Relying upon the gracious aid of our God, we will seek to discover the Will of our Heavenly Father, individually and in groups, through prayer, Bible study, and corporate worship.

Remembering that all we are and all we have come from God, we will give regularly and cheerfully, as He has prospered us. We will support our church, aid the poor, and spread the Gospel throughout the world.

Walking together as Christians, we will exercise sincere care and watchfulness over each other, rejoice with those who rejoice, and demonstrate loving concern for those who are distressed.

In the spirit of this Christian Affirmation, we agree to keep Jesus Christ at the center of our thought and action, and reflect the joy of His presence through our fellowship.

Striving to build our homes on Christian love, we will educate our children in the way of the Lord, and in all our relationships witness the reconciling love of God to all people.

Our Church History

The First Baptist Church of Manlius was established over 225 years ago. Please click here for our Church History Page.

Our Church History page is full of photos, information, and links to our documented history (organized by time period).

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