Our Mission

Our goal is to teach truth from the scriptures, holding fast to the bible doctrines passed down by the apostles. We purpose to encourage believers to put God first in their lives, show Christ to others through a Godly testimony, and serve the Lord with gladness. We have a heart for the people of Philadelphia (and beyond) and seek to provide a place where all can come as they are and leave differently than when they came.


What We Believe

We believe in one God who exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and God the Son, referred to as the Trinity.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God; that He was pre-existent, eternal, and God Himself. We believe that He was born of the virgin, Mary; was truly man as well as God (the God-man), and lived a perfectly sinless life.

We believe the Holy Spirit is God and indwells the believer at the moment of salvation.

We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all men and that whosoever will, may be saved. His blood sacrifice 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.