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MEET Pastor BRYAN & JEANIE
“I never thought I’d be here thirty years,” says Pastor Bryan Augsburger about his ministry at First Baptist. “I’m still excited about ministry to Chicago’s northwest suburbs.”
Bryan grew up on the south side of Chicago, where his father was pastor of a Baptist church. He moved to the Denver area where he continued his education and married his wife, Jeanie. His undergraduate degree is in trumpet performance and Bible; then he went to seminary to prepare for pastoral ministry.
“During that period of time my desires continued to grow toward the pastorate and preaching,” Pastor Augsburger says. “The Lord began to use Titus 1:9 in my life, “Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.”
Pastor Augsburger earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2007, writing his dissertation on preaching. “My goal is to have expository messages that are rooted in the Bible, but full of applications that move people toward maturity in Christ,” he says. He continues to mentor young pastors, teaches graduate level seminary modules, and is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society.
Jeanie Augsburger plays the piano at First Baptist, is an assistant Sunday School teacher, and serves as the church secretary. She also accompanies soloists and ensembles for special music and teaches piano out of her home.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
KNOW OUR Articles of faith
First Baptist Church is in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, a group of 1,200 churches in the U.S., part of a network of more 10,000 churches worldwide.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were verbally and fully inspired of God, and are without error in the original writing; they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of Mary, a virgin, and is true God and true man.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, and that he (Adam) sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. Every person is born with a sinful nature.
We believe that all people who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins as our substitute. All people who believe in Him are declared righteous on the basis of His shed blood.
We believe that once a person has been born into God’s family, that person is always God’s child. It is impossible to lose one’s eternal salvation.
We believe that Jesus was crucified and that He rose again from the grave. He ascended into Heaven where He serves as our advocate before God.
We believe that the church (all believers) will be “caught up” to Heaven before the start of a seven year Tribulation on earth. Jesus Christ will then return to earth to reign for a thousand years, followed by Satan’s final rebellion and defeat.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of all people resulting in the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
We believe in baptism by immersion for believers as a testimony to their salvation. Those who are baptized must be old enough to affirm their belief in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the observance of the Lord’s Supper (communion) as a memorial to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.