Jesus Christ commands his disciples to, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (Matt. 28:19-20).
Baptism is the physical act of washing with water that confirms the grace of God present in all people. Promises are made at baptism that the person will be nurtured in their Christian faith and guided in the ways of God. Presbyterians baptize infants, children, and adults.
Baptism is open to all--infants, children, and adults. When an infant or child is presented for baptism, the parents or guardians must be members of The First Presbyterian Church. When an adult is baptized at FPC, they become a full member of the church.