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Considering baptism?

We are excited that you are interested in baptism. We believe that baptism is an important step of obedience for every person who has accepted Christ as his or her Saviour.

This page has been designed to explain baptism and the necessary steps to be baptised at an upcoming service. If you still have questions, please e-mail office@pemburybaptistchurch.org and one of our leaders will get in touch with you.

We consider it a privilege to walk with you as you take this next step on your spiritual journey.

Who Should Be Baptised?
Christians believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when a person places his or her faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his or her sin.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, then you are ready to be baptised. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with Him.

If you have any questions about how to begin a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, we would love to walk with you in your journey. Please e-mail Pastor Dave Baxter or any of the Elders on elders@pemburybaptistchurch.org.

What Baptism Symbolises
Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolises what took place in your heart at the time of salvation:

  • Accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
  • Shared in His death and resurrection, illustrated by going under the water (dead to your old life), then rising again (new life).
  • Were symbolically washed clean and sins were forgiven by His death on the cross.

Because Jesus instructed us to be baptised, baptism is an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God. We immerse at PBC because we believe Scripture shows that Jesus modeled that for us as the way to publicly acknowledge our faith in Him.

Infant Christening
Some denominations choose to christen infants. While we recognise the right of other churches to practice infant christening, we understand Scripture to teach that only professing believers qualify for baptism. Baptism does not make you a believer, rather it shows that you already believe.

If you would like to be baptised

Please e-mail office@pemburybaptistchurch.org to register your interest. Those who want to be baptised meet for a conversation with a Pastor or Elder and gather with others who want to be baptised for a short course to explore together the basics of what baptism means.

News & Announcements

Women2Women Breakast - Saturday 30th June 2018

Ladies, we continue the tradition of the Pembury Ladies Breakfast with an event on Saturday 30th June 2018 being held at the Black Horse pub, High Street, Pembury and starting at 8.30am.  Tickets are £8 per person which includes a full English breakfast with tea and coffee.  Tina Pyne, a Porchlight Outreach worker will be sharing her story of addiction and rescue which now helps her in her work with the homeless.  Don't miss this, some tickets still available! Contact jfroberts1958@gmail.com or call 01892 825590 to book.


Induction of Rev. Dan Foster as Pastor - 14th July 2018 at 2pm

Following the call of our former Pastor, Rev. Dave Baxter, to move on to another church at the end of 2016, we have been seeking God for his successor.  We are therefore delighted to confirm that Rev. Dan Foster will be coming to Pembury Baptist Church as our new Pastor, with his induction service taking place at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 14th July.  Dan will be joining us from his current position as Pastor at Howlands Baptist Church in Welwyn Garden City, where he has served for the past 10 years.  We are looking forward to welcoming Dan, his wife Tanya and their children Erine and Aidan as they join our fellowship.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 7th July

The next full Pembury Messy Church will be at Pembury Baptist Church from 11am-1pm on Saturday 7th July with the usual mixture of themed craft, activities, talk, song and food.  Please do book in and letting us know any allergies by calling 01892 825590 or by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  You can also book through St Peter's Church Office on 824761 or emailing office@pemburychurch.net.


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 21st July

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 21st July opening between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe opens every third Saturday of the month (except September 2018) throughout the year for free cake, refreshments and conversation.  Books are available to borrow and browse.  Children have their own table for colouring. Do come along, bring a friend or come alone, be quiet or enjoy the company - just relax!


PBC Prayer Meeting - 1st Tuesday of the Month

PBC's Church Prayer Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in the Church Foyer, starting at 8pm.  Do come along and worship our living God through prayer and word. For more information on prayer at PBC, click on the heading, then on 'here'.