missions

"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples."

-1 Chronicles 16:24 (NIV)


Fifth Avenue Baptist Church takes seriously the responsibility to be salt and light in our community and in the "uttermost parts of the earth." Whether we're at the Huntington City Mission or an orphanage in Nicaragua, whether we're serving flood-ravaged communities in West Virginia or impoverished countries thousands of miles away, we are constantly seeking to be the hands and feet of Christ.

Cridlin Food and Clothing Pantry Mission

Come to Cridlin Clothing Pantry on Saturday, October 27th for a Congregation Mission.  We will be working from 9:00 am to Noon.  Questions?  Contact Ann Niday or Marla Tolley

mission trips

FAB has led many mission trips, both nationally and internationally, to serve those in need. Our members have traveled to Mexico, Haiti, India, and Bolivia, providing construction assistance, medical care, and disaster relief. Our national disaster relief trips have included Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina and Missouri following the Joplin tornado. We also work in impoverished areas of West Virginia, helping with disaster relief in our own backyard.


In 2002, 112 members of our church traveled to Nicaragua to offer assistance in construction, teaching, and medical care–and what began as a short-term mission trip has blossomed into a lasting bond with our brothers and sisters in Christ there. Since then, more than 20 groups have traveled from FAB to Nicaragua, serving in an orphanage, a nursing home, rural medical clinics, and surrounding neighborhoods. We have established a monthly sponsorship program at the orphanage that first touched our hearts more than a decade ago.


To build a “mission mindset” in the hearts of our children, we regularly organize family mission trips made up of children, youth, and parents. Our families have served in Washington, D.C.; Weirton, West Virginia; our state Baptist camp in Cowen, West Virginia; and Nicaragua.


local miNISTRIES

We consider it a privilege to partner with local nonprofit groups to serve our community. We support the Cridlin Food & Clothing Pantry, a ministry of the Downtown Churches Association, by collecting a food item and clothing item each month. Several of our members volunteer at the pantry every week.


Our monthly ALMS (“Aid to Local Ministries”) program is another effort to help meet our community's needs. From our local Baptist camp to the city's domestic violence shelter, from addiction recovery centers to ministries for college students, the organizations we support through our ALMS program are vast and varied. We work together within our Sunday School classes and as a church to collect items that the organizations have requested, and financial support for these organizations is included in our annual church budget. Click here to view our current list of ALMS organizations.

special offerings

Historically, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church has been one of the most generous churches in the American Baptist Churches USA with regard to mission giving.


America for Christ Offering

Received during the month of March, this offering supports American Baptist home mission work beyond the local congregation. In 2015, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church gave a total of $3,661.00 to this offering.


One Great Hour of Sharing

Received during the month of June, this offering supports International Ministries' disaster relief around the world at any given time. In 2015, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church gave a total of $4,693.00 to this offering.


World Mission Offering

Received during the month of October, this offering supports American Baptist international mission work in partnership with International Ministries. In 2015, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church gave a total of $2,398.00 to this offering.


Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering

Received during the month of December, this offering is a "thank you" offering and an emergency response to needs of retired American Baptist pastors and missionaries. In 2015, Fifth Avenue Baptist Church gave a total of $2,805.00 to this offering.

american baptist women

Our American Baptist Women's Ministry is committed to serve Jesus Christ and His church. Through the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, our ABW Ministry provides opportunities for all women to develop their relationship with God and to build and serve God's community. All of our ABW Circles are very involved in the local ministries in Huntington.


Circle #1

Circle #1 is a book study group of middle-aged women. This group meets at FAB at 1 p.m. on Tuesday after the first Thursday each month.


Circle # 7

Circle #7 meets on Monday evening after the first Thursday of the month in members' homes.


Circle #11
Service and fellowship builds this circle of women, which meets at FAB on the second Thursday of the month.