Dr. John Clarke
Our congregation has a rich heritage dating back to 1638. In that year, Dr. John Clarke, one of the original settlers of Aquidneck Island , began to hold worship services in the newly formed town of Pocasset , now called Portsmouth . One year later, he helped to establish Newport in the southern part of the island, where he continued to hold church services. By 1644, he had guided his congregation to become one of the first two Baptist churches in America.
Today our church continues to minister to the people of Newport and Aquidneck Island. Our purpose is to lead people from where they are to where, under God, they ought to be as followers of Jesus Christ. Through worship, study and service, we seek to fulfill the two great commandments to love God and to love our neighbor.
With open hearts, we invite you to join us in experiencing the presence of God and the transforming grace and love of Jesus Christ.
Join us for worship
each Sunday at
10 A. M
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