Hello! My name is Matt Johnson and I am the pastor here at Fernwood. I don’t know what brought you to our website, but I’m glad you came. Maybe you have been out of church for a while but are looking for a place to connect with God again. Maybe you’re new to the area and have never missed a Sunday. Wherever you are on life’s journey, I hope you can find your place here.
I know the word “Baptist” can be a little off-putting to some people. But Fernwood is a different kind of Baptist church. Taking the best of our Baptist tradition, Fernwood believes that our faith is best practiced in an environment committed to Bible freedom, soul freedom, church freedom, and religious freedom. This means that we believe Jesus calls us to a way of life together where all are welcome, loved, and honored. We find unity in our diversity. 
At Fernwood, we have vibrant, meaningful worship that challenges and inspires. Our Sunday School and Bible Study classes give us a place to get to know one another and grow in our faith. Our commitment to serving one another and our community knows no limits. Fernwood is a church filled with loving, caring, and thoughtful people who have invested their lives into something they believe in. I hope you will join us, either in-person or online, here at Fernwood Baptist Church. You are welcome here, just the way you are. 

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Our Vision is to be Christ to each other and our community — doing justice, loving mercy and walking humbly with our God.