vision & values
First Baptist Church of Ripon is a Christ Centered, Biblically Based, Church Community, Living in the Hope of the Gospel. All we do at FBC is guided by the following 4 values.
gospel . keeping Jesus at the center of our lives [Philippians 3:7-11]
word . giving the Bible authority over our lives [2 Timothy 3:16]
community . loving others through our lives [Matthew 22:36-40]
future . having hope for the rest of our lives [Colossians 3:1-4]
DOCTRINe & bylaws
We accept the Bible as the inspired Word of God and the only sufficient, certain and authoritative basis for all our beliefs. We are happy to fellowship with those who hold theological views that fall within the framework of orthodoxy. Our teaching and leadership subscribe to the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith [view here]. To view our Bylaws [click here]
Covenant MEMBERSHIP & discipleship
At FBC we take membership seriously. Covenant members strive to uphold their obligations to the local church while the Elders of FBC also strive to serve its covenant members through biblical shepherding and teaching of God’s Word. To view our Church Covenant [click here].
Discipleship is the heart of the mission of the Christian church (Mt 28). At FBC we facilitate this process by asking our covenant members to participate in the community of FBC as we grow together in the knowledge and practice of our faith, both corporately and privately.
FBC is committed to the work of missions, both globally and locally. To see our Missions Page [click here]
OUR STAFF & LEADERSHIP
Gino Cunningham | Lead Pastor
Pastor Gino has been married to Hidemi since 1992, has three daughters (Gabi, Sami & Madi) and has been working in full time ministry since 1996. He is a graduate of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and finds his greatest joy in the teaching and preaching of God’s Word. You can watch, listen, and download sermons from Pastor Gino on our sermons page [here].
Bill Christopher | Associate Pastor
Pastor Bill has over eight years in mixed ministry settings ranging from chaplaincy to pastoral care. He has a heart for reaching the lost, comforting the hurting, and caring for the cast aside. He is passionate about helping people to grow in their love for Jesus and their knowledge of the Bible. Bill has been married to his wife, Kazuko since 1996 and is the father of two, Jacob and Bailey. Pastor Bill has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Elders: Manuel Lopez, Bill Christopher, Robert Saenz, Gino Cunningham
Deacons: Lee Honzell, Debbie Honzell, Shane Riemersma
Church Clerk: Marie Campbell
Worship Director: Shari Brigdon