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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 Garden Party - Wednesday 9th May 2018

Ladies, you are invited to the next Women2Women event, a Garden Party being held on Wednesday 9th May 2018 from 7.30pm.  Tickets are £5 per person which includes Pimms, BBQ, nibbles and other refreshments, not to mention good company and conversation.  There are only 30 tickets available so please book as soon as possible on 01892 825590 or by email to jfroberts1958@gmail.com.  If the weather is unsuitable, we will be at the Church with games, food and drink but please be praying for good weather!


PBC Quiz Night - Saturday 28th April

Saturday 28th April is Pembury Baptist Church Quiz Night starting at 7pm.  There will be eight people to a team and tickets are £5 per person with a Ploughmans Platter included in the price.  You are invited to bring your own drinks.  Book now or contact for more information on 01892 825590 or office@pemburybaptistchurch.org.  Alternatively sign up at the Welcome Desk in the church.


Pembury Messy Church - Saturday 12th May

Pembury Messy Church is being held at St Peters Upper Church on Saturday 12th May from 3pm-5pm, providing a fun free themed activities and craft for the whole family, a talk, singing and there's tea to round it all off!  Please sign up if you can by emailing office@pemburybaptistchurch.org or office@pemburychurch.net or calling 01892 825590, and let us know if you or any of your family have any dietary requirements.  If you don't sign up, you can still attend so if you forget to let us know, see you there!


Men's Ministry Breakfast - Saturday 12th May 2018

Pembury Men's next breakfast is on Saturday 12th May 2018 at the Black Horse, Pembury, starting at 8am. Tickets include an 'all you can eat' buffet breakfast. Tickets are £10 per person.  There are only 40 available so please book as soon as possible by emailing men@pemburybaptistchurch.org or contacting the Church Office on 01892 825590. 


Kingdom Cafe - Saturday 21st April

The Kingdom Cafe is on Saturday 21st April opening between 10am and 2pm.  Kingdom Cafe opens every third Saturday of the month (except September) 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!