Find a Church

We want to help you Find an AWAB church that will be Welcoming and Affirming for you and your family.

We know that “church” is about community and that there are as many kinds and styles of community as there are people. Ok, that’s a bit of an over statement, but you get the idea. Search through our member congregations to get a flavor of the communities we are. If you don’t find something there, search through the communities in one of our other resource lists because we are pretty sure you can find what you need there.

However, if you live in one of those places where there is still no Welcoming and Affirming community please let us know and we will make sure we get your location on a list of places for future church planting work.

Member Congregations

Have fun discovering God’s Beloved Communities!

Member Congregations

Fran Langstaff

“Recently, two young women were married at Watts Street Baptist Church in Durham, NC. The mother of one of the women walked her down the aisle to meet her partner at the altar. It was a beautiful wedding officiated by our Pastor with Adults and well attended by members of our congregation who have come to know the brides well and love them and their being a part of our church.”

At the reception in the church fellowship hall after the wedding, I spoke with the mother (first, to ascertain that she was the mother) and told her how much we cared for these women. The mother said “I didn’t know why they wanted to have a ceremony–but now I do.” I learned later that the mother had told her daughter “this can’t be a Baptist church–they don’t marry Gays.”

Thank God we are a church that sees all of God’s children as equals and welcomes and affirms each member as they are and where they are.

“Being a part of an AWAB church has changed my life! I know my kids can be whoever God has made them to be and that they wont have to choose between their faith and who they love. I never thought I would feel so blessed but that’s just how I feel!”

“How can any one person in the church possibly understand all that we need to in order to welcome our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender sisters and brothers. Thank you for creating this great resource that really helps this Baptist understand.”

Alaska

Palmer
Church of the Covenant

Arizona

Peoria
The Church at Cactus

Arkansas

Little Rock
New Millennium Church

Georgia

Decatur
Oakhurst Baptist Church

Illinois

Chicago
Grace Baptist Church
Hyde Park Union Church

Evanston
Lake Street Church

Mt. Prospect
The South Church

Wilmette
Community Church of Wilmette

Iowa

Iowa City
First Baptist Church

Massachusetts

Beverly
First Baptist Church

Brookline
United Parish

Cambridge
Old Cambridge Baptist Church

Jamaica Plain
First Baptist Church

Littleton
First Baptist Church

Needham
First Baptist Church

Newton
First Baptist Church

Northborough
Trinity Church

Northampton
First Churches

Pittsfield
First Baptist Church

Shelburne Falls
Trinity Church

Worcester
First Baptist Church