Who we are

For over 100 years Shiloh Baptist Church of Fort White, Florida has been a community of faith, hope, and love, that exists to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, worship the Almighty God, and develop genuine relationships with others. We invite you to discover God's joy and peace in your life, and share in touching people in our community and the world through biblical teaching, service, and life-changing ministries.

Together, we're striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible—a church with relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we aim for the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire Fort White area, one life at a time.

You will find us in all stages of development, from very young in Christ to those who have known Him for years. You will find us with various victories and struggles, good days and not so good days. We ask you to join us, not based on how you found us, but because you have found Christ. He encourages you to follow Him. Because of His grace and His patience, we know He is transforming us into His image.

Together we can be stronger. We can be better equipped. We can be a greater force in the name of Christ.

So whether you're a spiritual seeker who is just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Shiloh Baptist Church.

You'll find that this is a place where you really matter—-because you matter to God!

What we believe

The members of Shiloh Baptist endeavor by God's grace to be a body of believers who glorify God in both beliefs and conduct. Accordingly, we hold these core values as being essential to the fulfilling of our mission and purpose.

We believe that all Scripture is divinely inspired and serves as the final authority in all matters of belief and behavior (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21). Therefore, we value Bible-centered preaching and teaching as the foundation of all that we do.

We believe that we are created by God to worship Him, and that glorifying God is the ultimate reason for our existence (John 4:23-24). Therefore, we seek to praise and worship Him passionately - as individuals, as families, and as a church.

We believe that prayer is the privilege and responsibility of every Christian, and that God unleashes His power and leading in the lives of those who spend time in prayer (Matthew 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:17). Therefore, we intentionally seek to set aside specific times for private, family, and corporate prayer.

We believe that the family is God's foundational institution for human society (Matthew 19:5-6); Ephesians 5:22-6:4). Therefore, we encourage lifelong commitments to marriage between one man andone woman; we support the ongoing spiritual nurture of the family; and we are committed to honoring the priority of family time through our ministries and activitie.

We believe that God instructs Christians to cultivate loving relationships as a community of believers (Romans 12:10; 1 John 4:7-11). Therefore, we will actively pursue personal, family, church relationships characterized by integrity, mutual accountability, mutual serving, mutual encouragement, and mutual honoring.

We believe that all Christians should daily pursue a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and are responsible for becoming more like Christ in their beliefs and conduct (Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 1:28). Therefore, we provide opportunities for every believer to develop a Christian worldview and thus engage the culture wherein he lives, works, and interacts.

We believe that God cares about the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every person. Further, we believe that every member of this church is called to minister (Ephesians 4:11-12). Therefore, we develop lay leaders who will function effectively in their respective roles of service and, in turn, train and mentor other believers for ministry.

We believe that every person is important to God, that God desires a personal relationship with every individual, and that He has entrusted us with the message of salvation (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:18-20). Therefore, we endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status, both in the Fort White area and throughout the world.

We believe that biblical stewardship involves the proper management of all that God has given us ... time, money, abilities, etc. ... to expand His kingdom (1 Corinthians 4:2; 1 Peter 4:10). Therefore, we encourage every member to adopt a lifestyle of stewardship that recognizes God's ownership of everything and to practice the biblical principle of tithing (giving at least one tenth of one's income) to support the work of the church.