First Baptist Church was organized in 1854. We are a warm, friendly Church comprised of people of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. We are affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA.
It is the mission of the First Baptist Church of Bronxville, New York to reach out as a caring and Christ centered Church to people of all cultures and races, helping them to know God and find fellowship with each other through Jesus Christ to the glory of God.Schedule of Events
We, the members of the First Baptist Church having accepted Christ as our personal savior and followed Him in baptism, do now joyfully and solemnly enter into covenant one with another.
That we will devote ourselves to the love, obedience and service of Jesus Christ; we take His word as the law of our lives; we promise to follow Him in all things, to walk with his disciples in love, and so to live as to hasten the coming of His Kingdom.
We promise to pray and labor for the spirituality and prosperity of our Church; to help in sustaining its worship and ordinances; and to devote ourselves gladly to the carrying of the Gospel throughout the world.
The Reverend Lamont S. Granby answered his call to preach on February 6, 1998, and was ordained into the gospel ministry on February 16, 2002 by the Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle under the tutelage of the Reverend Dr. Allen Paul Weaver, Jr., Senior Pastor. He has installed as pastor of First Baptist Church, Bronxville, NY on March 28, 2010.
A native New Yorker, Reverend Granby was educated in the New Rochelle school system and is a proud product of this community. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University, Madison, NJ, and is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Drew. He also holds a degree in Funeral Service from the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service, New York, NY.
A member and chaplain of the 47th precinct Clergy Coalition of the Bronx, he serves as the Clergy Liaison for the 47th precinct N.Y.P.D. Reverend Granby is also a member of the New York State and Metropolitan Funeral Directors. He is a life member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Lamont is married to Felita Y. Granby, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Director/Field Placement Coordinator of the graduate program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY. They are the proud parents of three blessed children and one grandchild: Martine Nicole, a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA; Kyle Nicholas, a graduate of Iona College; Jordenn Nicollette who attends Indiana University in Bloomington, IL; and Lilie-Rae Dominique.
Reverend Granby is the 20th pastor of the First Baptist Church since its founding in 1854.
"Saved by His grace, redeemed by His love"
is Reverend Granby’s motto.
Former pastors included: Rev. Joseph Burnett, Rev. Charles Waterhouse, Rev. Richard Harris, Rev. Uriah B. Guiscard, Rev. Dr. Owen A. Williams, Rev. Dr. E. T. Hiscox, Rev. Dr. T. M. Colwell, Rev. Dr. Charles Hastings Dodd, Rev. Dr. William A. Granger, Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Fowler, Rev. Frank O. Belden, Rev. Dr. George D. Adams, Rev. Dr. Harold Cooke Phillips, Rev. Dr. Elmer A. Love, Rev. Dr. Carol O. Morong, Rev. Dr. Daniel Hampton Miller, Rev. Dr. Camille Collins Bedard, Rev. Dr. Russell E. Gundlach, and Rev. Dr. Richard Burke.