Early in 2023, the Providence congregation adopted a policy of welcome and inclusion that reflects our long-standing practice.  Here is that policy statement: Providence Baptist Church is a congregation open to the imagination of the Holy Spirit which relationally affirms God’s love within the complex mosaic of all human diversity.  In all facets of the life and ministry of our church, including but not limited to membership, baptism, ordination, marriage, teaching, and committee/organizational leadership, Providence Baptist Church will not discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, marital status, age, physical or mental ability, economic circumstance or place of origin.