Greater First Baptist Church 

Greater First Baptist exists to advance and promote the kingdon of God under the direction of the Holy Spirit.  We believe that God's spirit is working through us to teach the revealed word of God, to preach the Gospel, to train believers for spiritual growth and Christian development with the result of Christian witnessing.  We are very serious when we say, "whosoever will is welcome in God's House."

We strongly believe that LOVE is the sign of Christ's presence.  Jesus says, People will know that you are my followers by the LOVE you show one another" (John 13:35).  Our goal is LOVE.  We intently express acts of LOVE in worship, Bible Studies, and various ministries.  We constantly ask God to use our church to be a light of LOVE to both the church and community.

We invite you to tour our website to seek information about our church family, various ministries, and other church and community activities.

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman was born and raised in Los Angeles; she began writing at only a few years of age. She is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology.


In 2017, Gorman said she wants to run for president in 2036, and she has subsequently often repeated this hope. After she read her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration in 2021, Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for this 2036 aspiration.


We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one. And yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect. We are striving to forge our union with purpose, to compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.