We are a Welcoming and Affirming American Baptist church.
Seattle First Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church and part of the Evergreen Association. We are a Welcoming and Affirming Congregation and have a rich history of living into our progressive Christian values. While rooted in this tradition we also strive to walk God's path in this 21st century society.
Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered individuals are fully welcome at Seattle First Baptist, and have been welcome here for decades. A support group for gay men was first formed by one of our pastors in the 1960s. A lesbian couple was married here in the 1980s (they are still together, by the way). When Washington State allowed same-sex couples to marry in 2012, we hosted a ceremony for 25 couples from the community. Today all individuals are welcome to fully participate here — our leadership and active membership includes individuals who serve fully and faithfully regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.