House of Refuge
First Baptist Church Pelham is partnered with Love Life, a ministry committed to fostering a culture of life. We are committed to pray for this ministry, support this ministry, and now we are a House of Refuge. As a House of Refuge, we will support anyone in order to help them choose life, and we affirm the House of Refuge Statement below:
Here’s what we believe:
If you find yourself in an unplanned pregnancy, please know that being pregnant is not a sin, and
the child you carry is not a punishment; it is a blessing. God is knitting this child in your womb.
You may have made a sinful decision that led to this pregnancy, but we want you to know you are
loved, and we will do whatever it takes to help you carry and care for this precious child before and
We can never support or encourage a woman to have an abortion because the child you
carry is made in the image of God and is intrinsically valuable and loved by God. You need
to know how we will respond.
Here’s what we won’t do:
This church family will not gossip about you, shame you, or abandon you. This is a House of
Refuge, and we will not allow for the family of God to harm one another with words or actions
contrary to the Love of God as revealed in his Word.
Here’s what we will do:
We will do everything in our power to remove whatever obstacles stand in the way of you having
this child. There are people in this church ready to mentor you, throw you a baby shower, and
connect you with resources inside and outside of our church (local pregnancy care center). We will
also hold men accountable for living out their calling to provide and protect women and children.
Finally, if you have ever had an abortion in your past, we want you to know that abortion is not an
unforgivable sin. Whoever confesses and forsakes their sin finds mercy. If you have never gone
through a post-abortion Bible study, we will be happy to connect you to one so that you can walk in
complete healing and freedom.”