First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Jeneve Joslin - Director of Christian Education
  • Marie Morton - Administrative Assistant
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • Denise Stanley - Sexton

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Vacant - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Marie Morton - Asst. Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

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Upcoming Events

Hello Friends,

We are living in extraordinary times.  We often say this and yet today this is more true than usual as we adapt to life with the Corona Virus.  For the First Baptist Church community, our priorities are to keep people safe and to continue our ministries of outreach, fellowship, and education as well as possible.  At all times we trust in the strength and providence of God, so we do not need to fear but we have needed to change some of our habits and patterns. 

For the time being, First Baptist will conduct Sunday worship via Facebook Live and Zoom. We gather at 9:45am on our Facebook page – First Baptist Church, Burlington, VT and a recording of our service will also be available on the Facebook page to watch at your convenience.

Church School happens on Google Meet at 11am on Sundays.

A Weekly Bible Study meets on Zoom on Mondays at 11:30am.

A Weekly Coffee Hour meets on Zoom on Thursdays at 9:30am.

An Anti-Racism Book Group meets on Zoom on Mondays at 7pm. We are reading Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

To access the online gatherings, please email for log in information.

For more information please contact the church office at