First Baptist Hempstead is here because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is a word found in the Bible that means "Good News." As Christians, we are messengers of that good news. Not only do we relay the message of good news, we celebrate it. It is our sincere desire that you would join us in celebrating the Gospel, too.


We desire to be a church where discipleship among believers happens regularly, that is benevolent to those who are in need, that practices evangelism in all facets of life, on mission and sending those whom God has called to reach the nations, and where everyone is welcome. Many parts. One body. “Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”


Community is more than just a place to reside. It is a place to belong, to serve, to love, and to grow. The Church should be a model of what community looks like when it is done right. We would love for you to join our community at First Baptist Hempstead. God is moving here and we want everyone to experience it. 


It is important to know what you believe. We live in a day and age when scripture is being distorted to tickle the ears of listeners. We believe in the inerrancy of scripture and are committed to teaching it faithfully. The Holy Spirit has been moving in power through the words of the Bible for nearly 2,000 years. In addition to what we believe about scripture, we adhere to the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

Meet The Staff


John Brandt


Chad Caldwell

Student Minister



We hope that this website gives you a glimpse into the ministries and message of First Baptist Hempstead. To get a more complete picture, we invite you to attend one of our weekly services. We meet every Sunday morning to worship together at 10:30. 


Sheryl Kelley

Children's Ministry Coordinator



Carolyn Smith

Financial Secretary