About us

Welcome and thanks for checking us out!  Our church family is made up of all ages and walks of life.  We're engineers, school teachers, janitors, scientists, stay at home moms, contractors, retirees, students, gardeners, Navy, Coast Guard, and more.  We are from lots of different communities - Waterford, East Lyme, New London, Groton, Oakdale, and even as far away as Griswold.  But one thing unites us, our desire to become and make disciples who love and serve Jesus Christ!

We are a family of believers in Jesus.  We trust Him to save us from our sins.  We study His word, the Bible, in order to know Him more deeply.  We come together to help each other along in our journey, to lift each other up when we fall, and to grow more and more in the grace of our Lord.  We hope you will come and join us!

Sundays at FBCW:

Whether you have been a part of First Baptist Church of Waterford for your whole life or you are just wanting to find out what church is all about, we would love to see you on Sunday mornings!  Here's what Sunday mornings look like at FBCW:

Our Sunday morning cafe opens at 9:30 am.  This is where we have a great opportunity to welcome our visitors and to connect together over a cup of coffee and some yummy snacks.  Please feel free to throw a lid on your cup and take it with you into the sanctuary for our worship service!  The cafe will also be open after the service so don't forget to grab a refill and let us get to know you better.  The cafe is free of charge and open to the whole family! For more information on our cafe, check out "Our Ministries" page.

At 10:00 am we head into the sanctuary for our Sunday morning worship service. This is where we spend time as a whole church worshiping God together through song and the teaching of God's word. On the second Sunday of the month is when we also take the opportunity to partake of the Lord's supper, or Communion, together.

Our fully staffed nursery for ages birth-2 years opens on Sundays at 9:45 am as well as our Puggles program for ages 2-3.  Our Pre-K-5th graders are invited to join their families in the sanctuary for a time of praising the Lord through song.  They will then have the opportunity to head downstairs with their teachers for Children's Church.

We invite you to come as you are and join us on Sunday mornings!

OUR elders and staff:

Andy Meeks

with his wife Wendy


Mike Brusca
with his wife Christel
Sherry Lidestri
with her husband Chris

Executive Assistant


Rev. Dr. Michael Peach
with his wife Jennifer

Our Mission

The mission of our church is to become and

make disciples who love and serve

Jesus Christ.

We focus on becoming disciples on Sunday mornings, where a person can get to know

God for the very first time or in an ever

deepening way.  We do so through learning

in Bible classes, worshipping Him together,

and hearing God's word preached by

the pastor.

We also strive to make disciples of Jesus. 

This is where we put feet to our faith, sharing

it with others and serving, both in the church

and the community.  We want to share the

love of Jesus with those around us and to

help them come to know Him deeply. There

are many opportunities to serve, no matter

what your skills and abilities are.  So come

as you are and start growing in God!

First Baptist church
of waterford


Cafe Opens at 9:30 am

Worship 10:00 am

Prayer 6:45 pm


Family Night Out 6:00 - 8:00 pm

105 Rope Ferry Rd
Waterford, CT 06385