Baptism is a public testimony of what Christ has done in your life. It is a symbolic picture of death, burial and resurrection with Christ. It marks the beginning of one's new life in Christ and to His church. When you are baptized you are telling the world that Jesus Christ is the Lord of your life. Furthermore, when you are baptizted you are obeying the command of Christ according to Matthew 28:19. No matter what your age or background is, baptism is an important step in your journey as a Christ-follower.
At First Baptist Church of Bethany we believe that biblical baptism is symbolic— it doesn't "save" you— but it is very important in the life of every believer. We require that those desiring membership at First Baptist Church of Bethany be baptized by immersion - either at the time of your commitment to Jesus, or when you desire membership at First Baptist and have never been.