About First Baptist Deland

Rising to be God's Church for DeLand, Florida


Johnny & Rhonda Long

Johnny Long, Senior Pastor




Rhonda Long, Director of Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)



Jill Long

Director of Worship

Julia Osterhout

Director of FBC Kids

FBC Kids

Jenny Ridgeway

Director of FBC Students




  • About the Bible – We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God and that men were stirred by the Spirit of God to write the words of Scripture.  The Bible is completely true and contains all we need in order to know and walk with God.  
    Psalm 119:97-105; Psalm 119:160; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:15-16
  • About God – We believe in one God who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  He is perfectly holy, sovereign, and good.  
    Deuteronomy 32:4; John 1:1-4; John 17:3; Matthew 28:19-20
  • About Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God).  He is fully man and fully God, and lived a perfect and sinless life.  We believe Jesus became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Savior of the lost world.  We believe he’s coming back to judge the living and the dead, rewarding His followers with eternal life in Heaven.  
    John 1:14; John 1:18; John 14:8-9; 1 Timothy 3:16
  • About the Holy Spirit – We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity and that His ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ.  The Holy Spirit wipes our sin clean upon belief in Christ, baptizing us into one body of Christ.  The Holy Spirit guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for godly living.  
    Mark 13:11; John 14:26; Romans 5:5; 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • About Humanity – We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience.  As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.  We believe that without exception, every man and woman is depraved and needs a Savior.  
    Genesis 1:27; Genesis 3:1-6; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 5:1-2
  • About Salvation – We believe salvation comes solely by grace through faith in Christ, who died as the substitution for our sin.  This is a free gift for all who repent and believe and is impossible to earn.  Each person who receives Christ as a personal Savior is born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becomes a child of God forever.  
    Matthew 19:25-26; John 5:24; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 8:37-39; Romans 10:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9
  • About Spiritual Growth – We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves.  We believe that transformation and growth are essential to pursue a real relationship with God.  By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should be conformed to the image of Christ.  
    Psalms 1: 1-3; Matthew 5:6; Ephesians 4: 15-16; Colossians 1:9-10; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 5:12-14; Hebrews 6:1; 2 Peter 1:5-8
  • About the Church – We believe the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head.  The Scriptures command believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, and the teaching of God’s Word to build up and love one another.  God designed His people to be gathered into churches who care for each other, grow more like Jesus, and make disciples among all nations.  
    Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:46-47; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Ephesians 4:15-16



We are a humble group of Christ-followers - young to senior - who long to dig deep and study His Word, and to grow closer in our relationship to Him and one another.  If you're seeking God and wish to know Him more, that's who we are as well.  Come join us on this journey to wholeness in Him.



725 N. Woodland Blvd.

Deland, FL 32720




Worship Sunday 9:30 am   |   Small Groups Sunday 11 am    |   Midweek Wednesday 6 pm

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