Our Mission

At FiBC Philly, we’re dedicated to teaching truth from the Scriptures, adhering to the timeless doctrines passed down by the apostles. Our aim is to inspire believers to prioritize God, shine Christ’s light through their testimony, and serve joyfully. With a heart for the people of Philadelphia and beyond, we strive to create a welcoming sanctuary where all can find transformation and renewal.


What We Believe

We affirm one God, existing eternally in three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and God the Son, known as the Trinity.

We believe in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, pre-existent and eternal, fully divine and fully human. Born of the virgin Mary, He lived a sinless life as the God-man.

The Holy Spirit, as God Himself, takes residence in believers upon salvation.

We hold to the conviction that Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death atoned for the sins of humanity, offering salvation to all who believe. His blood sacrifice fully satisfied the righteous demands of God.


Our Ministry Leaders

Pastor Chris Olshefski has led FIBC since May of 2021. Before this, he was Assistant Pastor and taught Sunday School, as well as Junior Church. His wife Natalie is a key part of the special music at FIBC, along with children Maria, Christian, and Andrew.




Get Connected

FIBC is an Independent Baptist Church near you and we are there for you. Come see for yourself!

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.

Billy Graham

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

C. S. Lewis

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.