A Welcoming and Affirming Community
Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgendered individuals are fully welcome at Seattle First Baptist, and have been welcome here for decades. A support group for gay men was first formed by one of our pastors in the 1960s. A lesbian couple was married here in the 1980s (they are still together, by the way). When Washington State allowed same-sex couples to marry in 2012, we hosted a ceremony for 25 couples from the community. Today all individuals are welcome to fully participate here — our leadership and active membership includes individuals who serve fully and faithfully regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Here you are encouraged to be fully who you are.
- Here you are accepted, valued, and encouraged to grow into the complete individual that God wants you to be.
- Here you can forget about the barriers that still divide so many parts of our society.
- Here you are invited, just as you are, to join us, just as we are, in a mutual journey of love, support and respect.