First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Annie Field - Director of Christian Education
  • Adam Chamberlain - Church Administrator
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • The Karen Baptist Community

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Cindy Little - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

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Upcoming Events

BAPTISM SUNDAY WILL BE JUNE 4.  Please plan to join us as we welcome new members via baptism.  If you are an adult considering baptism, please contact Rev. Mendes to set up a time for discussion and baptism planning.

NOODLES FOR BURMA FUNDRAISER – In February 2021 Myanmar’s democratically elected government was overthrown by the Myanmar military.  Since then thousands of people have been killed and many more have been injured in protests and resistance against the coup.  Join us at First Baptist Church, 81 Saint Paul St., Burlington on Friday, June 9 for delicious takeout Burmese noodles. Noodle options are vegetarian or chicken with vegetables. The cost is by donation. All proceeds will go to help folks in Burma(Myanmar).  RSVPs can be made at  for pickup between 4:30 and 7:30pm.    For more information, please email 

MUSIC SUNDAY WILL BE JUNE 11 and we will be joined in worship by Jazz musician Ray Vega.  Ray is a New York born and bred musician, University of Vermont (UVM) music faculty member, host of Vermont Public’s Friday Night Jazz and TRR as well as an Origin recording artist.  Plan to join us and invite your friends and neighbors!

CHURCH SCHOOL SUNDAY WILL BE JUNE 18. Join us as we celebrate our Church School students and teachers.

WE WILL WORSHIP WITH NEW ALPHA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH on June 25 as we celebrate our connections and the ministry of our Regional Executive Minister, Rev. Dale Edwards who will be our guest preacher.