Welcome to Payson First Baptist Church
Payson First Baptist is an independent, King James bible-believing, Baptist church. Just like the Bible teaches, we believe that Jesus Christ should be the absolute head (He shares this position with no one.) of his church, (Col 1:18) and that the preserved, inspired Word of God (KJV) is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Things are much simpler here at Payson First Baptist, because we believe that the church is not a business or just an organization. It is a living organism, a body, that functions properly through obedience to God’s word. Simply put, the church is not a business, nor should it ever act like one. This obedience to, and love for God and his Word compels us to worship God in an old-fashioned way.(Jer 6:16) We are not living in the past. We are honoring this country’s heritage, enjoying today, and focusing on the future. We believe that "psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs," sung in the traditional fashion, is an important part of our worship. But, building strong families with a foundation in the Old Book is the most essential need in these modern times.
2Co_1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
We know that the only hope for Payson and the world today is repentance towards God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.(Acts 4:12, 20:21)
We are not a business and therefore do not post our service times as a business does.
Please call for service times.
Our location is
303 W Main St
Payson Az, 85547
We never closed!!
In light of the current situation we would like to remind folks of what is most important. It is the word of God! While we value the safety of our society highly, we believe that the Church under the headship of Christ, is the essential part of that safety and therefore should not be foregone with in time of crisis. (Heb 10:24-25) It should be the freewill choice of the people as to whether they attend or not, and never the mandate of any government. We will continue to be proactive in the safety of our folks and preach the Holy Word of God.
Mat_4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
1Co 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Job 23:11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Even though the state of AZ has declared that our assembly is “essential” in Gov Ducey's executive order, (Point # 4, sub-point f. states, “Engaging in constitutionally protected activities such as speech and religion, and any legal or court process provided that such is conducted in a manner that provides appropriate physical distancing to the extent feasible.”) we regard the Word of God as our final authority. The bible declares that Christ is the head of his church and therefore we submit to him only. That is why we never closed our doors.
Constitutions and Governments change, but the word of God standeth forever. (Psa 119:89 LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.) If you sacrifice the Bible's command to assemble for the "government's reasonable request", or because the world has dictated what is "loving your neighbor", or in order to preserve your testimony, (save face) the world will expect you to do it again, and again and again untill they have shut you down completely. We find it far safer to "obey God rather than men." Acts 5:29
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.