The Cayman Islands, a British overseas territory, is made up of three small islands in the Caribbean.
The largest island, Grand Cayman, is home to 55,000 people from over 100 nationalities. While small, the island represents an important opportunity for exporting the gospel, as the nations traffic to and from her shores.
Caymanians have a fierce love for their country and its Christian history. However, many feel a constant struggle to maintain that Christian witness in the face of increasing immigration and the importation of values and worldviews that do not share Christian assumptions.
It has been said that one generation preaches the gospel, the next assumes the gospel, and the next loses the gospel. At First Baptist Church (FBC), the aim is to faithfully proclaim the gospel in order to never assume or lose it.
They want to be a congregation marked by deep faith in the Lord, fidelity to his word, abounding in love to one another, and risk-taking in the work of missions.
By God’s grace, they have experienced a considerable season of growth in these areas and of peace in the church. Over its 35-year history, some 25-30 nationalities have come to call FBC ‘home’. Amidst that diversity, the gospel keeps them united to Christ and to one another.