Pastor Sam Knickerbocker
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. First State Baptist is an Independent Bible believing Baptist Church in the Wilmington area. The primary purpose for the existence of FSBC is the glory of God. We endeavor to bring glory to our Lord's holy name by reaching our community with the glorious Gospel of Christ, and by equipping believer by preaching the whole counsel of God. We also strive to worship Him in spirit and truth. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to be a part of an exciting, evangelistic, Bible preaching, Bible believing Church!
About Our Pastor
Pastor Knickerbocker was born in Virginia and grew up in the country of France where his parents served as missionaries for over 25 years. During his senior year in High School the Lord called him to full time ministry to preach the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Lord led him to The Crown College of the Bible in Powell, TN, where he completed his ministry training in 2011. During those four years, Pastor Knickerbocker was able to be involved in may different ministries. He also completed three internships, serving under three different pastors in Ohio, Florida, and Delaware. During his senior year in college the Lord led Pastor Knickerbocker to Capitol Baptist Church in Dover, Delaware to serve as an assistant to the Pastor. It was during his fifth year of service in Dover that Capitol Baptist Church recognized that the Lord was leading our Pastor to start First State Baptist Church, in Wilmington, DE. Under the leadership and direction of Capitol Baptist Church the Knickerbocker family prepared to start this new church plant. It was in November of 2016 that Pastor Sam Knickerbocker was ordained to the Gospel Ministry and sent out to fulfill the work he was called to do.
Pastor Knickerbocker began knocking on doors in April of 2016. His burden for the area grew as he found that so many had never heard the clear gospel message. Our Pastor's passion is to preach the Word of God, reach people with the Gospel message of Salvation by grace through faith, and to disciple believers through Bible teaching.
Our Pastor's Family
Our Pastor has been married to his wife Justine since 2011. The Lord has blessed them with six children: David, Adelynn, Sophia, Melanie, Leland, & Claire.