Village Bible Church
Teaching the Bible with Clarity and Compassion


Our History

Amherst has been home to a First Baptist Church since the early 1800's. The building was erected in 1837 and was renovated in the early 1990's - restoring its wonderful charm. Its people have always had a strong faith in God and the Bible as God's Word. In 2015 the name was changed to Village Bible Church of Amherst to more accurately express who we are.



Our Faith
We believe in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; one God eternally existent in triune form.
We believe all humans, created in the image of God, have fallen short of God's perfect will and are in need of salvation for their sins.
We believe Jesus Christ is God's only provision for human salvation; His sacrifice on the cross satisfies God's judgment for our sin and His rising from the dead assures us life in His name.
We believe God's salvation through Christ is not gained by human effort but is a gift of God's grace for all those who put their faith in Jesus.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God to be understood and followed through the power of the Holy Spirit.